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Zoar Village State Memorial

198 Main St, Zoar, OH 44697
+1 800-262-6195
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Great way to spend a day.

If you like history, old buildings, and artifacts, you'll love this place. There are plenty of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wonderful historical treasure

Local interpreters tell the 80 year long story of the German Separatists who lived, thrived, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Founded as a communal group by 19th-century religious dissenters, Zoar has been partially restored as the Zoar Village State Memorial. Other buildings are private residences, shops, restaurants and inns.
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198 Main St, Zoar, OH 44697
+1 800-262-6195
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you like history, old buildings, and artifacts, you'll love this place. There are plenty of artifacts to look at, pictures, tools, clothing, materials, etc. Everything is very well kept and in great condition. Pains were taken to restore buildings to what they once were....More

Thank SnMMcD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local interpreters tell the 80 year long story of the German Separatists who lived, thrived, and then died in this middle Ohio community in the 19th century. Several buildings are restored and open to the public including a #1 house, hotel, meeting house (church), garden...More

Thank NanC120
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Took about 3 hours on self guided tour. About 7 buildings were open with knowledgeable costumed interpreters. Unique historical site. Hopefully efforts to restore additional buildings will continue.

Thank ballen122
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The history of Zoar is a great story and the buildings still in place are sufficient to turn this tiny town into a great attraction. They do well as it is, but make no mistake... this town could tell the story of communal living, religion...More

Thank McBible
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A fascinating visit and an excellent tour. We have visited similar historical villages like the Shakers, Amana Colonies, etc. but Zoar was different and interesting. Not to be missed if you enjoy historical buildings and history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable answered all questions....More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Living so close to zoar we finally had a chance to tour some of the restored buildings and the garden. Fascinating to say the least. Definitely a must stop for history buffs and antique lovers. There is stairs involved so wheelchair accessible is not available...More

Thank Kampingkeith
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were able to tour a number of the historic buildings in Zoar Village, including the former hotel. Very educational building tours with guides who explained everything very well. We will visit again in the summer and hope to tour more of the buildings that...More

Thank Brubuckeye
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Zoar Village represents an important part of US immigration history by highlighting a group of German Separatists who founded this Village in 1817 during a time of great hardship and transformed it into the most successful communal town in the US. The homes and buildings...More

Thank 718Kat
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is the village where my ancestors settled. My father's family were original members of the Zoar Society and owned the Assembly House for many, many years. I place to see, learn and adore.

Thank DuckandDi
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The buildings in the area had such character and was a step back it time. Staff were eager to explain the workings of each building. Everything was well maintained. The garden had some beautiful flowers. I was a little disappointed with the size of the...More

Thank advsmuch
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