Welsh Hills and Granville, Ohio Spring Bus Tour

The Welsh Society of Central Ohio last sponsored a bus trip tour to the Welsh Hills and Granville area in 2007. This year a bus trip to Granville and the Welsh Hills in Licking County will be offered as a tour to participants attending the North American Festival of Wales in September. WSCO is offering the same trip to our membership prior to NAFOW in September and hope you will be interested in joining us. Reservations will be required to participate in this WSCO–sponsored fund raising event. Click on this link to print registration form.

Trip Details

DATE:  Saturday, June 13, 2015

TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please arrive to the bus by 8:45 a.m., so that everyone can be settled on the bus. The bus will leave Columbus promptly at 9:00 a.m. We plan to return to Columbus by 4:00 p.m. 

BUS LOCATION: The bus departure location has not been determined yet. Anyone registering will be notified as to the departure location. It will most likely be somewhere in the northern part of Columbus.

COST: $50.00 per person, payable by check only. The cost of the ticket includes bus transportation, bus driver gratuity, and donations for the Granville Historical Museum, Ohio History Connection and WSCO. It does not include lunch. Checks should be made payable to “Welsh Society of Central Ohio”.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, May 30, 2015  Only 10 Seats Left!

LUNCH: The cost of the ticket does not include lunch. We will stop somewhere for lunch, the cost of which is on your own.                                                                         

Bus Tour Contact: Questions regarding the Granville/Welsh Hills bus tour may be left on WSCO voice mail 614-500-7998

Tour Cancellation Policy:  Should the tour need to be cancelled all of those who registered will be contacted by Monday, May 18 and will receive a full refund. If the tour takes place and you need to cancel after Monday, May 18, the ticket cost will be non-refundable.

Tour Details

Leaving from Columbus, the tour bus will travel east to Granville, Ohio (established in 1805) and the beautiful rolling hills of Licking County which has been home to many cultures for thousands of years. Evidence remains from the Welsh immigrants who left their Welsh-named homes and streets scattered throughout the village of Granville and the adjacent Welsh Hills (established in 1802), as well as the prehistoric Native Americans known as the Hopewell Moundbuilders.


The tour begins at the Granville Historical Society and Museum where artifacts from the early pioneer families to more modern 1950s displays can be viewed.  A short video of the early settlement of the Welsh pioneers will be presented at the museum that includes early photographs of the Welsh Hills and Granville.

 The bus tour will continue as we drive through Granville into the countryside, known as the Welsh Hills, with a stop at the historic Welsh Hills Baptist Church and the Welsh Hills.

WSCO Bus Tour  held June 13, 2015