Hanby House

Admission to the Hanby House is nominal.

  • Open: Usually from May through September on Saturday & Sunday, from 1-4pm.
  • Location:(Map It) 160 W. Main St., Westerville, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-891-6289 or 1-800-600-6843
  • Web: click here

The Hanby House in Westerville:  Benjamin Hanby left Westerville a rich tradition in music. The Hanby House is Ohio’s first memorial to a composer. Hanby wrote over 80 folk songs and hymns, including “Darling Nelly Grey,” a popular song of the Civil War, and “Up on the Housetop,” still sung by children worldwide. The Hanby House contains five rooms of original antiques from the Civil War era, including some of Ben’s original instruments, musical scores, and artifacts. The Hanby House was also a stop on the Underground Railroad.

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