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“Make the short detour off 77”

John and Annie Glenn Historic Site
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

New Concord is less than 30 minutes off 77 and worth a stop to see the childhood home of John Glenn. The visit starts with a very informative film of the life of John and Annie Glenn. It helps you appreciate the couples impressive life accomplishments and the small town that gave them their start. The tour of the home is a step back into WWI times. Our tour guide was a "Muskinghum Med student boading at the home with the young John Glenn". He was entertaining as well as informative about the war efforts being done on the home front in small towns like New Concord. He gave us a very good feel of John Glenn's early years in New Concord. Even the 2 teenagers in our group enjoyed the visit. The tour including the movie took us about 1 & 1/2. It is worth the detour off 77 to see the historic route 40 and step back into time at the John and Annie Glenn site.

Thank M J
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

I had decided to leave the Interstate for a much more enjoyable pace of the Historic National Road, which took me through the Village of New Concord, where I found the John and Annie Glenn Museum. This unplanned stop allowed me to tour the boyhood home of astronaut and U. S. Senator John Glenn. The tour is based on the period of 1937-1944 with artifacts and furniture that were own by the Glenn’s. Our tour followed a large school group, but even so our guide maintain our interest and was more than willing to answer any questions that we may have had. Admission to the home is $7.00 and our tour lasted for about 40-minutes. For a spur of the moment stop, I found that this was one of the hidden gems of my Memorial Day Road Trip. The John and Annie Glenn Museum is located right on Main Street (the Old National Road) in the Village of New Concord and is well worth a stop if you find yourself in the area.

1  Thank SneakinDeacon
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

We went on a whim not expecting much. Your visit starts with a very nice and facinating video about the life of John and Annie Glenn. When you enter the house, it is like it was when John lived there as a boy and young man. We had a woman who was "John's mother". She took us through the house as if she was explaining it, about what life was like in WWII and what was going on with her son John, to a neighbor or friend, but better than any of the reinactments I have seen at other sites. We were the only ones there and it was delightful. Afterwards we went to a little coffee shop next door which had great sandwiches and drinks. A must do.

4  Thank IsleChick
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

New Concord Ohio is situated on the National Road, once the main east west highway across the northern US. With the advent of I-70 New Concord is easily passed by and to some extent time has also passed the village by as well. On the main street of town you will find the John and Annie Glenn historic site. When you enter you will be greeted by a guide who represents a New Concord villager in either 1937 or 1944. Just like in Plimoth MA, they only know about that world. You are given a tour of Glenn's boyhood home and you get a unique insight into what made the John Glenn one of America's true heroes. This is not a museum filled with space suits and capsules and jet planes. This site depicts how " right stuff" was nurtured in small town USA. There is also a movie about Glenn. The site also focuses on Annie Glenn as well and the contribution that she made to the Glenn legacy. This a very unhurried pleasant experienece. The admission is $7 but there are discounts for seniors and students. While you are off the the beaten path of I 70 you might consider driving about 5 miles west on US 40 to the Zane Grey Musem, another of Muskingum County's famous sons.

1  Thank lledford
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Reviewed August 18, 2011

We have an interest in all things space-related, so this was perfect for us. New Concord is such a pretty little college town. And the museum is very well done. There is a film about John and Annie Glenn. Then a 16-year-old John gave us a tour of his home as it would have been in the 1930's. It was fun. We combined it with the National Road/Zane Grey Museum close-by.

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