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The Columbus Washboard Company has been making washboards since 1895 and is the only manufacturer still operating in the United States of America today.

This site features our products, our traditional construction methods and history, washboard uses and our Annual Washboard Music Festival.  

The Columbus Washboard Company offers washboards with a variety of rubbing surfaces including spiral metal, galvanized, stainless steel, brass, and glass. The company also offers chalk, cork, and mirror surfaces. All of these boards are hand assembled one at a time with equipment dating back to the 1900's.  

Peaking at 1,287,757 washboards made in 1941, today’s washboards are still used for hand scrubbing just like your Grandmother did. They are also used as decorative pieces for laundry rooms and kitchens, as furniture accents, and as a musical instrument.

GUIDED FACTORY TOURS - 6 or more people preferred.

General Admission $4.00 plus 10% discount on purchases & free fridge magnet.

Seniors $3.00 plus 10% discount on purchases & free fridge magnet.

Students & Children ( up to 18) $2.00 plus 10% discount on purchases & free fridge magnet.

Active Military (with ID) FREE

Tour Times: Monday – Friday 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 Saturday 11:30 & 1:00 May - October only.