Zoar Village

Explore a one-of-a-kind village, home from 1819 to 1898 of a communal society of German religious dissenters

Zoar Village

198 Main Street, Zoar, OH, USA
Hours & More
Retail store (March - December)

Wed. - Sat. • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun. • 12 to 5 p.m.

Site hours for tours (April - May )
Sat. • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun. • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Site hours for tours (June - September)
Wed. - Sat. • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sun. • 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Adult - $8.00 Youth (5–17) - $4.00 Combo Ticket: Zoar & Fort Laurens, Adult - $10.00 Combo Ticket: Zoar & Fort Laurens, Youth - $5.00 OHC Member - $0.00 Zoar Community Association member - $0.00 Children under 6 - $0.00


Explore this one-of-a-kind village and National Historic Landmark, 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—the commercial center of the 19th-century community. Average visit time: Allow 1+ hours


Zoar was settled in 1817 by German religious dissenters. In 1819, they organized a communal society—the Society of Separatists of Zoar—which operated until 1898 when the group disbanded. 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. Click on the link to learn more about ZCA and Zoar Village.

Learn more about Zoar Village’s history and what you can do there by clicking here!

  • Audiences: K-5th Grade Students, 6-8th Grade Students, 9-12th Grade Students, Higher Education Students, Educators, Families, Government, Specialists, Tourists, Community Groups & History Enthusiasts
  • Historical Topics: The Arts, Daily Life, Historic Preservation, Industry & Labor, Settlement & Statehood & Transportation
  • Regions: Northeast Ohio
  • Site Activities: Self-Guided & Guided Tours
  • Museum & Site Type: Historical Marker, National Register Location, Blue Star Site & Ohio History Connection Site

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