“A living history museum”
Imagine a living history community offering glimpses into the past through costumed interpreters, artisan demonstrators, and old-fashioned shops and restaurants that give you a flavor of life in the 1800s. Living history, blooming gardens, shopping, dining, lodging--Historic Roscoe Village offers guests all this and more! A restored 1830s canal town, Roscoe is located along what once was the Ohio-Erie Canal. In an effort to enhance its mission to interpret Ohio’s Canal Era, each year Roscoe hosts various festivals, special events, and holiday activities that both educate and provide fun entertainment for guests. Set in the heart of Coshocton County, Ohio, Roscoe Village is just 90 minutes east of Columbus and 2 hours south of Cleveland, along State Route 16 and near the junction of U.S. Route 36. Historic tours through the Village take guests back in time to the slower pace of life in a 1830s canal town. While strolling through the restored living history buildings, guests may see actual artisans at work, including a blacksmith, a weaver, a cooper, and a broom maker; observe old-time cooking demonstrations; sit in on a reenactment of an 1800s school lesson; view a full-scale canal boat replica; visit the immaculately groomed gardens displaying an array of colors; or participate in hands-on learning demonstrations like candle dipping, tin punching, or weaving. At the Roscoe Village Visitor Center, find unique handcrafted items made by Roscoe Village artisans for sale, including candleholders, weavings, wooden toys, rolling pins and other wood items, and brooms. Schedule a special candlelit tour with our group sales staff, or enjoy seasonal tours such as the “Spirit of Roscoe” (available September and October) or “A Roscoe Christmas” (available November and December). Group rates available for the living history tours Also located in Roscoe Village is the Johnson Humrickhouse Museum, an accredited member of theAmerican Association of Museums, which features a Native American Collection, an AmericanaCollection, an Oriental Gallery, the Eclectic Collection, and special rotating exhibits. Visitors can browse the old-fashioned shops housed in original 19th century buildings and filled with area crafts, elegant home furnishings, books, baskets, gourmet coffees and foods, exquisite jewelry, pottery, leather goods, musical instruments name a few of the original items available at these stores. The Shops of Roscoe Village will open early or stay late to accommodate groups. While at Roscoe Village, guests can satisfy the most particular of appetites at one of our restaurants. Choose the rustic atmosphere of The Warehouse Steak n Stein Restaurant or relax feel at Uncorked our wine and coffee shop.
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