Zoar Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Zoar Trip Guide

In 1817, German immigrants founded this communal village. To pay for their land, they hand-dug a 7-mile stretch of the Ohio and Erie Canal. Many homes are privately owned, but several buildings are open for tours.
Zoar historic home.
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What to do

Ohio Historical Society Walking Tours Costumed guides greet visitors on self-guided tours of town April–October. (800) 262-6195; historiczoarvillage.com

Historic Zoar Bakery Buy fresh breads and cookies made from old German recipes at this all-volunteer store. Saturdays and Sundays. (800) 262-6195

Town Hall Museum This fascinating spot feels like Grandma’s attic with photos on every inch of the wall and cases crammed with Bibles, tools and maps. (800) 262-6195; historiczoarvillage.com

Where to eat

Firehouse Grille and Pub A pleasant setting and a large menu await; try chicken nachos or the huge club sandwich. (330) 874-2170; thefirehousegrilleandpub.com

Where to stay

Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast Relax on the porch at this retreat in an 1828 cobbler shop. (330) 874-2600; cobblershop.com

For information: Zoar Village (800) 262-6195; ohiohistory.org/zoar

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