The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum
579 College Way
Urbana, OH 43078
Phone: (937) 772-9297

Tuesday 10am to 12pm
and Friday 1pm to 3pm
Additional appointments available by calling 937-772-9297

About the Johnny Appleseed Museum

Located on the beautiful and historic campus of Urbana University in Urbana Ohio, The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum was founded in 1996, by members of the Urbana University faculty and staff.  These founding members realized John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, had been friends with the founders of the university and wanted to preserve the history of John Chapman.

The museum is one large room with interpretive texts and artifacts that celebrate the life of John Chapman known to generations of Americans as Johnny Appleseed.

The museum is open Tuesday from 10am – 12pm and Friday from 1pm – 3pm.  Other hours are available upon request for school groups, bus tours, youth and senior groups.

To arrange a tour or for more information, please call (937) 772-9297.

The museum is handicap accessible.


Directions to Urbana University

The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum is located in building 25 on the Campus Map.


Free parking is available in either lot adjacent to Barclay & Bailey Halls on Urbana University’s campus.


The Johnny Appleseed Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, which supports the work of the Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum and Urbana University. Johnny Appleseed Foundation Board members are:

Elizabeth Coffman, President

Marlen Mathias, Vice President

Rick Finkbine, Treasurer

Tom Riley, Secretary

Frank Doyle

Tom Gates

Dr. Francis Hazard

Kathryn Johnson

Andrew McLandrich

Walt Reiner

Brad Singer