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.
Zoar Village is managed locally by the Zoar Community Association.
Zoar Community Association Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Side entrance of Zoar Store
January & February CLOSED
March Friday & Saturday 10-5, Sundays 12-5
April-December Wednesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5
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
Youth (5 - 17): $4.00
Children (5 & under): FREE
Ohio Historical Society members: FREE
Zoar Community Association members: FREE
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.)
The Ohio Historical Society 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.