heritage ohio

by Judy A.

all civil war and revelutionary stops


Tour Stops

  • Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

    Behalt offers fascinating and enjoyable way to learn about the Amish and Mennonite people. Besides a free 15-minute video presentation, visitors may take a 30-minute interpretive tour (paid admission) of a colorful, stunning 265-ft x 10-ft original oil painting depicting Amish and Mennonite history. The presentation is world-class and the facility is handicap accessible and built to accommodate motor coach groups. The mural was painted by German-born, internationally known artist Heinz Gaugel. Other displays highlight heritage aspects of Amish and Mennonites. The Center also has a large selection of books by and about the Amish and Mennonites, local crafts, art gallery, displays, large clean restrooms, and offers group rates. A special exhibit of relief wood carvings display the craftsmanship of local Amish cabinet builder. Pioneer Barn houses an original Conestoga Wagon that brought early settlers to Holmes County. Restored one-room school, dating from 1856, used to tell story of Amish education.

    • Address: 5798 County Road 77
      Berlin, Ohio 44610
    • Phone: Local Number: 3308933192
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  • Broad Run Cheesehouse & Swiss Heritage Winery

    Celebrating over 70 years of cheesemaking with the marriage of wine and cheese. Cheesemaking tours and wine tastings available. Also home of Tuscarawas Valley's most exquisite curtain and lace shop. Home of Grand Champion Swiss Cheese. Various fine wines available, such as: Cranberry, Blueberry, Hans' Favorite Blend, Victorian Lace, and Back to the 40's Red.

    • Address: 6011 Old Rt. 39 NW
      Dover, Ohio 44622
    • Phone: Local Number: 3303434108
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  • David Nickens Heritage Center

    The Nickens Center is a museum dedicated to telling some little known aspects of American history.  The museum maintains 3 permanent exhibits:  The Underground Railroad, African American Women in the 19th Century and The Black Church in America.  Discussion is encouraged by visitors.

    • Address: 71 W. Fourth Street
      Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    • Phone: Local Number: (740) 773-3644
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  • Historic Downtown Millersburg

    Come enjoy Millersburg, the perfect destination to shop, dine and stay, and experience our historic, eclectic, and unique village inthe heart of Ohio's Amish Country. Historic Downtown Millersburg isproud to be a Heritage Ohio Main Street Community,offering unique shopping, antiques, dining, pubs, lodging, museums, and recreation.In our downtown, merchandise is hand-crafted by local artisans, andeveryone is greeted with a smile! Find us located at the intersection ofState Route 83 and 39 in Holmes County, Ohio.

    • Address: 9 E. Jackson Street
      Millersburg, Ohio 44654
    • Phone: Local Number: 3306742412
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  • Harrod Veterans' Memorial Park

    The Veterans' Memorial Park lies adjacent to the Railroad Heritage Park and displays a 155mm M114 A2 Howitzer Cannon, an Anchor from the USS Texas, an M60 A3 Battle Tank and a UH-1 Huey Helicopter. The park was created in honor and memory of all Veterans who served in the United States armed forces. Both Veterans' Memorial and Railroad Heritage Parks played a key role in attracting the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure in 2000. They were also chosen by the State of Ohio to participate in the GOAL (Great Ohio Adventures in Learning) program.

    • Address: Napoleon Rd.
      Harrod, Ohio 45850
    • Phone: Toll-Free: 8882226075
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  • Hueston Woods State Park Lodge & Conference Center

    Originally a Council Site for the Western Ohio Indian tribes, Hueston Woods continues this heritage by combining a premier conference center with some of the most beautiful landscapes in the state. The impressive beam and glass lodge is one of the largest A-frames in the world with a 100-foot sandstone fireplace and 92 guestrooms. The lodge also operates 37 newly renovated cabins in the woods.

    Visitors enjoy the finest of recreational facilities in southwest Ohio at this scenic park. You can boat and fish on Acton Lake, hike through the 200-acre virgin forest, swim in any season in an in-door and out-door pool, cross-country ski, and see an array of wildlife at every turn. This lodge also has 6 function rooms accommodating up to 300 people. Located in the midst of hundreds of wooded parkland acres, guests can enjoy a remarkable variety of recreational activities, including the recent addition of a paintball field and target range. For reservations phone 888-711-4725.

    • Address: 5201 Lodge Road
      College Corner, Ohio 45003
    • Phone: Local Number: 5136643500
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  • Victorian House Museum - Holmes County Historical Society

    In the heart of Ohio Amish country, this beautiful Victorian Mansion is the home of the Holmes County Historical Society. With 28 beautifully appointed rooms waiting for your discovery, this classic example of Queen Anne architecture is full of antiques furnished by local citizens. From the breath taking facade to the elegant white oak staircase that greets you as you enter, you'll be amazed at the details you find in this gem of Millersburg. You will step back in time as you tour all four floors of our mansion, from the exquisite ballroom on the fourth floor to the sauna and steam room in our basement. Our tours are self-guided, so take as much time as you want. Beautiful parquet floors are a must see! There is something here for everyone, young and old. Tours are self guided March weekends only, April - Oct. Tues. - Sunday- $10.00 for adults,senior citizen $9.00, students $3.00 and children under 12 FREE! Bus tours are welcome and can be arranged for special times. Why not spend the day in historic Millersburg to complete your tour?

    • Address: 484 Wooster Rd.
      Millersburg, Ohio 44654
    • Phone: Local Number: 3306740022
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  • Wolf Creek Grist Mill

    Wolf Creek Grist Mill has been restored to operating condition & the Fromme Cabin that was moved to the property is completed and is the new welcome center & gift shop. An 1880 saw mill and 7 other historic log cabins have been donated & moved to the site for restoration. Our overall plan is the completion of a historic village on the property in order to preserve a vanishing part of our heritage for future generations to enjoy & learn from. We are an entirely non-profit, 100% volunteer organization & hold several fundraising events throughout the year.

    • Address: 3190 State Route 3
      Loudonville, Ohio 44842
    • Phone: Local Number: (419) 541-0161
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  • Hardin Historic Village and Farm

    Tour this turn of the century farmstead. The 5-acre, four building facility showcases antique farm implement, including relics from Hardin County's historic heritage of Scioto and Hog Creek Marsh Area, Dunkirk Jail (the General Store), and home to the Beech Grove One Room Schoolhouse. You'll find pioneer architecture well represented by the Staadt Log House. Educational programs and reenactments are available to complete the visitor's authentic "once upon a time" experience of farmstead living, for adult and child alike. The farm is open by appointment only.

    • Address: 14344 County Road 140
      Fairgrounds Road
      Kenton, Ohio 43326
    • Phone: Local Number: 4196737147
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  • Zoar Village

    This quaint  German village was founded in 1817 by religious dissenters called the Society of Separatists.  The Society named their village Zoar, which is taken from the bible and means "place of refuge".  Zoar today is an island of Old-World charm in east-central Ohio. Many of the German-style structures built by the Zoarites have been restored and are open to the public as Zoar Village State Memorial. Others are privately-owned, and serve as residences, shops, restaurants and bed and breakfast inns.

    Visitors can experience the life of the agrarian Separatists by visiting the eleven restored buildings (recently added Town Hall Museum, and Ohio Erie Canal Museum, Number One House, or "Kings Palace", Kitchen, Dining Room/Magazine Complex, Garden House, Bakery, Tinshop, Dairy and Springhouse , Wagon Shop, Blacksmith Shop and the original Zoar Store), which are staffed with costumed interpreters and furnished with period items made or used by the Separatists. Buildings may be staffed, and others open by guided tour. Volunteers give craft demonstrations and interpret the history during the the guided and self guided tours.Yearly special events include the Harvest Festival, and Christmas in Zoar. Bi-yearly events include the Civil War reenactment, the Historic Zoar Garden Tour and luncheon , and Applefest.

    The Historic Zoar Garden is a 2 1/2 acre flower garden, based on the communal society's religious beliefs.  The garden is open year round and  free to the public.  Zoar now hosts a trail head for the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.  The trail is 2.9 miles long, and runs from Zoar to Fort Laurens in Bolivar, Ohio.

    • Address: 198 Main Street
      P.O. Box 621
      Zoar, Ohio 44697
    • Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 262-6195
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  • National Road & Zane Grey Museum

    The museum has three major exhibit areas. First is the National Road, early America's busiest land artery to the West. The National Road stretched from Cumberland, MD to Vandalia, IL. Begun in 1806, the "Main Street of America" was the only significant land link between east coast and western frontier in the early 19th century. A 136 foot diorama of the National Road plus many objects illustrate this theme.

    Second is Zane Grey, the "Father of the Western." The Zanesville author wrote more than 80 books. His study is recreated plus many manuscripts and other memorabilia are displayed.

    Finally, a central portion of the museum is devoted to exquisite Ohio art pottery.

    • Address: 8850 East Pike
      Norwich, Ohio 43767
    • Phone: Toll-Free: (800) 752-2602
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  • Pymatuning Adventure Resort

    Pymatuning Adventure Resort boasts 150 campsites & 46 cabins for those who don’t have their own RV.
    The resort has a clubhouse with an indoor pool, game room, TVs and more. Outside the clubhouse there are ball courts, a large outdoor pool, paintball and batting cages. Activity directors also make sure that there is something interesting to do on each visit.
    The resort features a water park, with three long adult slides plus kiddie slide.
    Pymatuning Adventure Resort is in Ashtabula County in northern Ohio, about 50 miles east of Cleveland and only 30 miles south of Lake Erie.

    • Address: 7652 S. Pymatuning Lake Road
      Williamsfield, Ohio 44093
    • Phone: Local Number: 440-293-7744
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  • Hardin County's Old Order Amish Country

    Steal away to a slower pace and experience Hardin County's Old Order Amish. Nestled within the scenic and winding back roads of this small rural county you'll find a less commercialized Amish community where great pains are taken to keep their simple and uncluttered lifestyle preserved. Not only will you drive away with a greater appreciation for this unique lifestyle, you'll have opportunity to discover the many handcrafted and homemade produce products offered by the Amish community such as fresh eggs, cheese, baked goods, quilts and furniture.

    This self-guided tour flows through some of the more historical areas of Hardin County. Experience an old stage coach stop, now home to a General Store operated very true to the days gone by. Quaint shopping experiences can be found just to the south, all within minutes and providing a complete outing all will enjoy. Say farewell to the fastlane, and experience Hardin County's Old OrderAmish Country, located between Routes 309 & 31, just North of Mt. Victory and SE of Kenton.

    • Address: 225 S. Detroit St.
      Kenton, Ohio 43326
    • Phone: Local Number: 4196734131
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  • American Civil War Museum of Ohio

    History buffs and families will learn about the Civil Warand Ohio’s role in this unique educational center meant for all ages. This10,000 sq. ft. facility offers exhibits, research library, theatre, gift shop,and 40 hands-on activities. Please check our website for events & times.Collecting, Preserving and Informing.

    • Address: 217 S. Washington Street
      Tiffin, Ohio 44883
    • Phone: Local Number: 419-455-9551
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  • SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park

    SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park is an archaeological site and reconstructed Fort Ancient American Indian village that was inhabited almost 800 years ago. The on-site Interpretive Center offers an introductory film on the history and archaeological investigations at the site that led to the preservation and nomination of this site as a National Historic Landmark. The museum includes dioramas and displays of the archaeology and reconstruction of the site as well as exhibits of the artifacts recovered during the excavation of the site.

    Within the village feel free to browse through several houses and a surrounding stockade that have been reconstructed in the exact locations where archaeologists discovered evidence of these structures from the 13th century habitation of the site. Also, experience our restored native garden and prairie that surround the site. SunWatch also offers many unique programs for schools, scouts and home school groups.

    The SunWatch Store offers a wide variety of books on archaeology, American Indian cultures and crafts.  We also have a unique selection of American Indian arts including pottery, Katsina dolls, Navajo rugs, original paintings and prints, dreamcatchers, cds and flutes, as well as beaded, turquoise and silver jewelry.  For our younger visitors we have excavation and fossil kits, puzzles, stuffed animals and many educational gifts.

    • Address: 2301 West River Rd
      Dayton, Ohio 45417
    • Phone: Local Number: 9372688199
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  • Nauvoo Family Market

    General store supplying bulk foods, fresh bakery items, delicious deli foods,  Coleman camping items, hardware, wagons, and scooters.

    • Address: 15979 Nauvoo Rd
      Middlefield, Ohio 44062
    • Phone: Local Number: 440-632-5584
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