The Johnny Appleseed Museum Reopens in Urbana


Urbana, Ohio- The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum is located in a historic building on the corner of Dewey Avenue and College Way in Urbana, Ohio.

The museum is dedicated to the preservation of the life and times of the pioneering orchardist John Chapman, more commonly known by the moniker, Johnny Appleseed.

With the closure of Urbana University, the museum was left with the monumental task of becoming an independent entity.

After nearly three years of being closed, they are so thrilled by the warm reception of our community and visitors.

The Grand Reopening was a huge success, with beautiful warm breezy weather, folk music, apple seed plantings, a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Champaign County Chamber & Visitors Bureau, and a visit from Jonny Appleseed himself, the museum welcomed nearly two hundred guests to walk through their updated museum.

The current operating hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00-4:00, with special exceptions made for group tours, who can call ahead to schedule a visit during off-hours with the Director.

If you are interested in volunteering with the museum, please do not hesitate to reach out to the director at [email protected], or through our website at