Dry Capital of the World


From the austerity of the Anti-Saloon League to the exuberance of its parks, Westerville offers insight and inspiration around every corner. Here you can find national history locally made with exciting stories and twists of fate that make Ohio a unique destination. This Westerville tour was made possible by the Ohio Arts Council.  

A thriving town proved to be enticing to saloon keepers and the Anti-Saloon League. Visit sites that played a role in establishing the 18th Amendment and sample how the community has changed from being the Dry Capital of the World to a place where boutique brews are all the rage.


Begin each track at the location indicated. Important sites from the tour are marked on the map and under each track heading. Sites that are highlighted in blue link to additional information.

Track 1

Corbin's Saloon
  • Corbin's Saloon

Track 2

Clymer Hotel
  • Clymer Hotel

Track 3

Towers Hall, Otterbein College
  • Tower Hall, Otterbein College

Track 4

Temperance Row
  • Temperance Row

Track 5

Otterbein Cemetery
  • Otterbein Cemetary

Track 6

Anti-Saloon League Museum

Track 7

State Theater
  • State Theater


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