Historic Hotels of Capitol Square Exhibit
More Than Lodging

Downtown Columbus
August 12 - December 30

Map Room
The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215


The Neil House and other hotels are featured in a history display by the staff of the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center.  The Map Room exhibit cases contain historical photographs and artifacts related to downtown Columbus.  


Columbus historic hotels included are the American Hotel (1836-1895), the Neil House (1839-1980), and the Deshler Hotel (1916-1969).  Keys, postcards, dishes and a mailbox are shown along with stories and photos of downtown hotels from the past. 


This exhibit's photos and artifacts are displayed courtesy of: 

Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board

Columbus Jewish Historical Society

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Dispatch Printing Company/Capitol Square, Ltd

Library of Congress

Ohio History Connection

Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center

and thanks to several private collectors.