Zoar Village State Memorial


As you travel our America’s Byway, take time to explore historic Zoar, an island of Old World 1817 charm and an Ohio State Memorial. In Zoar, you’ll find close to 10% of the Canalway’s 385 Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. In total, more than 60 historic structures built in 1817 by German Separatists seeking religious freedom are operating today, as museums, restaurants, bed & breakfasts, shops, and homes. Highlights include the Zoar Store & Visitor’s Center - where you can purchase tickets for tours of ten restored buildings, staffed with costumed interpreters. Particularly beautiful is the two acre “star” garden and garden house. The original settlers religious and communal society lasted 78 years. It flourished in part due to its proximity to the Ohio & Erie Canal. The Zoar society dug the portion of the canal that crossed their land and used it to sell their goods to the country, reaching its height by 1850. Year-round events make this a wonderful stop.


198 Main Street
PO Box 621
Zoar, OH 44697


40.61253600, -81.42241500
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330-874-3011, 800-262-6195

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