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Zoar Village State Memorial

198 Main St, Zoar, OH 44697
+1 800-262-6195
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Worthwhile trip

Took about 3 hours on self guided tour. About 7 buildings were open with knowledgeable costumed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Columbus, Ohio
If this place had a big budget it'd be an American treasure...

The history of Zoar is a great story and the buildings still in place are sufficient to turn this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alpha Ohio
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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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198 Main St, Zoar, OH 44697
+1 800-262-6195
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank McBible
Reviewed 17 June 2017

A fascinating visit and an excellent tour. We have visited similar historical villages like the Shakers, Amana Colonies, etc. but Zoar was different and interesting. Not to be missed if you enjoy historical buildings and history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable answered all questions....More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Living so close to zoar we finally had a chance to tour some of the restored buildings and the garden. Fascinating to say the least. Definitely a must stop for history buffs and antique lovers. There is stairs involved so wheelchair accessible is not available...More

Thank Kampingkeith
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were able to tour a number of the historic buildings in Zoar Village, including the former hotel. Very educational building tours with guides who explained everything very well. We will visit again in the summer and hope to tour more of the buildings that...More

Thank Brubuckeye
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Zoar Village represents an important part of US immigration history by highlighting a group of German Separatists who founded this Village in 1817 during a time of great hardship and transformed it into the most successful communal town in the US. The homes and buildings...More

Thank 718Kat
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is the village where my ancestors settled. My father's family were original members of the Zoar Society and owned the Assembly House for many, many years. I place to see, learn and adore.

Thank DuckandDi
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The buildings in the area had such character and was a step back it time. Staff were eager to explain the workings of each building. Everything was well maintained. The garden had some beautiful flowers. I was a little disappointed with the size of the...More

Thank advsmuch
Reviewed 16 September 2016

All of the ladies provided information that was interesting and fun. Everyone was particularly friendly and helpful. All of the information we learned about the settlement gave us greater insight to life in the Commune there in the 1800's.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We only had an hour and a half to visit, so we did what we could: went to the store and little museum, and took the first part of the tour. The guide was good, the exhibits interesting and informative. The place is just as...More

Thank deben44
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