North Market Tours

Thank you for your interest in touring your North Market! Read below about our public and private tour options and schedule with us today!

Public Tours

Public tours are offered on specific Sundays at 10:30am. Pre-registered tour participants will meet at the North Market Info Tent, located by the center east entrance on the outdoor plaza. If weather is less than ideal, participants will meet on the front porch. There is a 15-person maximum for the tour. If you have a group of 16 or more, please schedule a private group tour (info detailed below).

The Public Tour includes:

  • Learn about the mission and history of YOUR North Market
  • Meet some of the North Market merchants who make Central Ohio’s last remaining public market so special
  • Taste a couple amazing local foods!

Additional Details: Cost is $10 per person and includes a half hour tour and two taste samples. Tours are offered on specific Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registered tour participants will meet at the North Market Info Tent, located by the center east entrance on the outdoor plaza. If weather is less than ideal, participants will meet on the front porch. There is a 15 person maximum for the tour. If you have a group of 16 or more, please contact our Business Office at 614-463-9664 or info@northmarket.com to schedule a private group tour (info detailed below).

To find the next available PUBLIC TOUR date and sign up, please visit this link.


Private Taste of North Market Tours

The Taste of North Market Tour includes:

  • Learn about the history of public markets in Central Ohio
  • Meet some North Market merchants who are the backbone of this establishment
  • Taste a few fabulous local foods
  • $5 market voucher to purchase food or take home a memento

Additional Details: Cost is $15 per person. Minimum group size of 10, maximum of 25*. Includes one-hour tour, four taste samples, and a $5 North Market voucher per person (valid for 30 days from tour date and may be redeemed at any North Market Merchant). Tours must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Final headcount and pre-payment required to finalize tour booking. The tours typically take 45 minutes to an hour. Additionally, we do not conduct tours during lunch time.

*for groups larger than 25 an additional fee of $150 is added and we will split the group in two and have two tour guides take them on a simultaneous tour.

Please contact our Business Office at 614-463-9664 or info@northmarket.com to schedule a private group tour.


Motorcoach and Bus Drop-off and Pick-up

Unfortunately, the surface lot booths at North Market cannot physically accommodate buses and other large vehicles. However, there is a drop-off zone on Park Street at the corner of Vine Street, and there is typically additional space to drop off the group at almost all of the surrounding streets.

And find a handy link with all of the available parking in the area courtesy of the Greater Columbus Convention Center here.

North Market
59 Spruce St.
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 463-9664