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Zoar Village Historic Site

Founded by the German religious dissenters called the Society of Separatists of Zoar in 1817 as a communal society, 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. 

Watch as the 655-ton Bimeler Museum in Zoar is lifted off its foundation and learn about the process of restoring the museum after catastrophic flood damage in 2005 and 2008 by clicking here.


330-874-3011/800-262-6195
Zoar Village is managed locally by the Zoar Community Association.

Zoar Community Association Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.  Side entrance of Zoar Store

Retail Store
January & February CLOSED
March Friday & Saturday 10-5, Sundays 12-5
April-December Wednesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5

Guided Tours
January, February, March CLOSED. Open with advanced reservations
April & May Saturday 11-4, Sunday12-4
June-September Wednesday-Saturday 11-4, Sundays 12-4
October Sat 11-4, Sunday 12-4
November & December CLOSED.  Open with advanced reservations

Closed most major holidays

198 Main Street (Rt. 212)
Zoar, OH 44697
(Parking is available directly across the street next to the historic Zoar Hotel)



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Adults: $8.00
Youth (5 - 17): $4.00
Children (5 & under): FREE
Ohio History Connection members: FREE
Zoar Community Association members: FREE 

Guided Tours 
Tours may be arranged at any time during the year with advanced registration. 
(Includes Town Hall, Number One House, Wagon Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Tin Shop, Garden House, and Bakery.)

Handicapped Accessibility:
The Ohio History Connection strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.The Garden House, Wagon Shop and Baker are accessible with assistance. An orientation video of Zoar Village, located in the General Store, allows an opportunity to view areas that are not handicapped accessible.

Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go

Key things to do or see when you visit.

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History

History

Explore Zoar Village's significance to Ohio history.

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Local Management

Local Management

Zoar Village is locally managed by the Zoar Community Association. 

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Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts

Learn more about the historic site.

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Collections

Collections

Discover some of the amazing collections on view at Zoar Village. Coming Soon!

Historic Buildings and Resources

Historic Buildings and Resources

Documentation of Zoar Village’s historic structures.

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