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Zoar Village

A one-of-a-kind village, home from 1811 to 1898 of a communal society of German religious dissenters.
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  • Admission
    • Adult: $8.00
    • Youth (5–17): $4.00
    • OHC Member: Free
    • Zoar Community Association member: Free
    • Children under 6: Free
    Hours & More

    Zoar Community Association Office Hours (side enterance of Zoar Store)
    Mon-Sat: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
     

    Retail Store (Closed January and February)
    March, Wed-Fri: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
    April–December 
    10 a.m.–5 p.m
    June–September 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
    October 11 a.m.–4 p.m.


    Guided Tours
    June–September  Wed-Sat: 
    11 a.m.–4 p.m.
    All other times closed but open with advanced reservations

    Closed most major holidays

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Visit

Explore this one-of-a-kind village, settled in 1817 and home from 1819 to 1898 of a communal society of German religious dissenters. Visit restored Zoarite buildings and businesses and enjoy a walk in Zoar’s big public garden, preserved and maintained as it was in the 1800s. Stop by the Zoar Store, built in 1833 and the commercial center of the 19th-century community. Average visit time: Allow 1+ hours

History

Founded by the German religious dissenters called the Society of Separatists of Zoar in 1817 as a communal society, Zoar Village is an island of Old-World charm in east-central Ohio. German Separatists left southeastern Germany to escape persecution for their religious beliefs. The Separatists thought that the church should be simple and bereft of all ceremony; they emphasized a mystical and direct relationship with God.

Zoar Village is managed locally by the Zoar Community Association.

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