Education Center, Museum & Gift Shop
Johnny Appleseed's real name was John Chapman, a New
Englander who came west in the 1790s seeking new opportunities
and serving as a missionary of Emanuel Swedenborg's writings.
Chapman was known among settlers at that time as a man of very
simple means who spread his faith in God as he traveled from
settlement to settlement planting apple seeds. It was from this
simple living and dedication of God's teaching that the legend
of Johnny Appleseed was born.
The Center is open Tues. - Fri. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday Noon to 4:00 pm
Bailey Hall 579 College Way, Urbana, Ohio 43078