Johnny Appleseed Education Center & Museum

Discover an American Folk Hero



See the Collection

The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center & Museum holds the largest collection of memorabilia and written information about the life of John "Appleseed" Chapman in the world. Complete with a computer research database and a family history and National Registry of Johnny Appleseed’s relatives, the museum is a wealth of history and a lot of fun.

Contact Us

Location: Browne Hall

Hours of Operation: 
The Museum will be closed from
12/1/18 - 1/31/19


Phone: 937-772-9297


What's On Display

Special items on display at the museum include:

  • A cider press (circa 1850), used by John James to process apples from trees planted by Johnny Appleseed in Champaign County
  • Commemorative plates from festivals held in Johnny Appleseed’s honor
  • Wood and bark from original trees planted by Johnny Appleseed in Ohio and Indiana 
  • Photos of monuments and markers dedicated to Johnny Appleseed 
  • Many publications about the life and legend of Johnny Appleseed 

In 1999, seedlings from the last known surviving apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed were transplanted in the courtyard around Barclay-Bailey Hall. The trees are testimony to Johnny Appleseed's everlasting contributions to agricultural stewardship. 

Support the Johnny Appleseed Museum

To support the Johnny Appleseed Museum or to become a Johnny Appleseed Society member please complete the form below and mail to Johnny Appleseed c/o Urbana University, 579 College Way, Urbana, OH 43078. 

Johnny Appleseed Society Membership Form >


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