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Zoar Village State Memorial

P.O. Box 404, Zoar, OH 44697
800-262-6195, 330-874-3011
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Zoar
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Although we did not pay for a tour of the homes in the town, we did stop and visited at several shops. We enjoyed walking around the town, seeing the beautiful garden, and tasting jams in the Cannery. It is well worth stopping for a short visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We have been to Zoar, Ohio several times in the past few years. We love the tour guides ways of explaining exactly the way these people lived, worked and worshipped. They explain the structured ways of doing everything communally. The homes, communal kitchen, town hall and even the old hotel have been mostly redone to give us the overall feel... More

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Findlay, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were headed to New Phili to see Trumpet in the Land and decided to make a day of it and visit the Zoar Village..So glad we did...the town looks like a story book! We were a little short on time and did get a chance to watch the video at Town Hall but we covered all the other buildlings..The... More

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Mentor, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Zoar is a "goldmine" for history in the middle of OH. We went for an anniversary getaway and will be sure to go back with our kids as we are certain that they will enjoy all this little gem of a town has to offer!!!!

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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My two sisters, daughter and granddaughter visited Zoar recently as part of our annual "Girls Day Out"! Since this was on a Thursday, there were no period guides in the buildings.....but, we had the good fortune to have period docant guide, Beverly, just for us. She was a wealth of knowledge and made the village come alive for us. What... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Oh, my. A beautiful history of the first successful commune in the USA with outstanding docents in period dress. It was strange touring a village without living people in the structures. It was as if we stepped back in time. A wonderful experience to view a time in history which will never be repeated.

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Portland, Oregon
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47 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Zoar Village is part of the Ohio Historical Connection. You do a self-guided tour of the several houses/structures of the village but there are costumed friendly docents inside each of the buildings to give information and answer questions. Some would call this "an open air museum". Great way to decide your own pace. You buy tickets at the Zoar Store.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I was in town as part of a ghost tour event given by Haunted Heartland Tours. As a part of that, they had arranged for the Ohio History Connection to have 5 of the OHC owned buildings open and staffed by costumed docents. The story of the village was interesting, and it was cool getting to go inside the buildings... More

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Parma, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The flowers were beautiful, the costumed hosts are very informative and know there stories. Appreciate what we have now, by appreciating what Americans went through before us. Great learning for the children as well.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

Interesting to learn about the society who lived here over a century ago. Few people know much about the German separatists who came here to build a community for their people. Arriving in late October we found a number of building still open with period dressed guides to enhance your knowledge. A visit to learn more about the Zoarites worth... More

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