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Zoar Village State Memorial

198 Main St, Zoar, OH 44697
+1 800-262-6195
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Old Commune

I went here on school field trips. Most of the old buildings are still in use. There's a central... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
What a fantastic place.

This is such a great place to amaze your mind on how determination and hard work built a communal... read more

Reviewed 4 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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“town hall” (7 reviews)
“ohio history” (6 reviews)
198 Main St, Zoar, OH 44697
+1 800-262-6195
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here on school field trips. Most of the old buildings are still in use. There's a central garden that all the members worked in. Friendly people in the few shops. Occasional special events where volunteers are in period dress, demonstrating crafts. Interesting place.

Thank bartonj426
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great place to amaze your mind on how determination and hard work built a communal society and sustained it for nearly 80 years. Not all of the buildings were open but the ones that were, and the interpreters that worked them...More

Thank Mammig
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Take a look at this picture...what do you see looking back at you from the door's side window panel? I didn't see anything on our visit. But once home and I looked at the developed picture, I was shocked! On our next visit I asked...More

Thank deb c
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The German immigrants who founded Zoar wanted to practice a collective life along strict Protestant principles. For many, the key fact remembered about them is that for a while they lived a celibate life, but apparently that had economic reasons: women were needed to help...More

Thank travelerS_Korea
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to New Philly and the gardens at Zoar caught our attention! On the way back we stopped to walk the grounds. So pretty!!

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Since we got a $35, 18-month membership to the Ohio History Connection, which provides free admittance to many historic sites around Ohio, we have been taking little two day explorations. The neat thing about Zoar is that it has so many original buildings, not replicas....More

1  Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 17 August 2017

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 5 August 2017

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

1  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

1  Thank McBible
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