Hanby House

Admission to the Hanby House is $3/adult (18-59), $1/child (5-17), $2.50/senior and kids 4 and under are free.

  • Open Saturdays and Sundays 1-4pm, May through September. Groups year-round by appointment.
  • Location:(Map It) 160 W. Main St., Westerville, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-891-6289 or 1-800-600-6843

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 more than 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 world-wide. 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.