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 before they head out on self-guided tours of town. April–October. See reviews and ratings. (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. See reviews and ratings. (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. House-made potato chips are thick and crunchy. See reviews and ratings. (330) 874-2726

Where to stay

Cobbler Shop Bed and Breakfast Sit on the screen porch facing pretty gardens at this restored 1828 home. Mornings bring generous breakfasts. From $125. See reviews and ratings. (330) 874-2600; cobblershop.com

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

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