Hanby House

Admission to the Hanby House is about $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
  • 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 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 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.