Preserving the Past, Celebrating Tomorrow
Sunday, June 28 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

For well over half a century, the final Sunday in June has marked the German Village Society’s  annual German Village Haus und Garten Tour.

Have you ever wondered what lies behind the door to that charming brick cottage?

Or what’s just on the other side of that garden gate?

Be one of the more than 5,000 guests we welcome every year to this vibrant and unique historic neighborhood.  Your ticket gives you access to a stunning collection of homes and gardens that have been selected to showcase both German Village’s ongoing historic preservation efforts and the innovative and inspirational interior design and landscaping efforts of its residents.

While you are here, be sure not to miss Marketplatz in Schiller Park, or visit to some of the premier restaurants and shops in Ohio.  We look forward to welcoming you to the 56th edition of this Columbus tradition on Sunday, June 28, 2015.  Tschüs!

We proudly introduce this year’s Tour lineup:

Susan + Bill Salt | 630 Mohawk Street
Dawn + James Lowery | 616 Mohawk Street
Chrystie Lynch and Chris Conrad | 596 South Sixth Street
Gerald Rosenberg | 626 Jaeger Street
Angela + John Petro | 231 East Sycamore Street
Tracie + Brad Stamm | 759 South Sixth Street
Sevy + Kyle Kraner | 835 South Fifth Street
Bryan Jordan + Jasmine He | 247 Lansing Street
Christian Coffin | 143 E Whittier Street
Ashley + Ethan Kubatko | 914 City Park Avenue
Stewart Elementary School | 40 Stewart Avenue
Pam + Robert Claxton | 1027 City Park Avenue

All proceeds from the Haus und Garten Tour support the historic preservation and education programs of the German Village Society.

More About Our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year

Name the top five places you tell clients, friends and family about when they ask about Columbus’ charms. You list the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Ohio Stadium, Franklin Park Conservatory, Short North and of course, German Village. Only one is a dynamic neighborhood where the whole Central Ohio region can live, work, shop, and play. Only one combines old-world architecture with nationally rated shops and restaurants in a pedestrian-friendly streetscape just begging you to explore.

Investing in German Village by buying a ticket to our events means you are investing in all the charms our neighborhood has preserved for 150 years.

Just a couple of notes on what German Village Society is all about:

  • Maintaining staff who are experts in preservation, engagement, advocacy and history.
  • The Society has a new 5-year strategic plan to guide our work together – and that includes:
  • Research and implement comprehensive signage for our historic district – so people can identify that they are in a special place, learn a bit about our history and find their way to our landmarks.
  • Amend our National Register of Historic Places survey to update our building inventory and capture our mid-century history.
  • Collect, index, edit, and permanently store our oral histories, the stories of those residents who saw restoration and preservation from its beginnings in the 1950s. Click here to view some.
  • Research and implement tools to help property owners improve brick sidewalks.
  • Create interactive tours for schoolchildren to educate the next generation about the Columbus that came before them and why new generations of leaders will be needed to keep German Village and our spirit of community engaged.
  • Since 1960, people who love this neighborhood have helped to support it by becoming members of German Village Society – you can too. Click here.

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