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Hours: Park - All daylight hours year round. Museum and Gift Shop - Memorial Day Weekend through October 31st on Saturday and Sunday between 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Buckeye Furnace is a reconstructed charcoal-fired blast furnace, one of many that once operated in southeastern Ohios Hanging...
Campus Martius Museum houses three floors of historical exhibits focusing on the Northwest Territory and its first settlement, Marietta. Visitors can also tour the Rufus Putnam House and the Ohio Company Land Office. Use the links at right to browse through what Campus Martius has...
The mission of the Roscoe Village Foundation is the preservation, restoration and interpretation of Roscoe's heritage during the Ohio Canal Period. Offering living History Tours, Hands-On activities, Festivals and events, Canal boat rides, shopping, dining, The Gardens of Roscoe,...
HOURS: May - Oct: 12:00 - 5:00 P.M. Daily, Nov - Dec.: 1:00 - 4:30 P.M. Wed. - Sun, Jan - Apr: 1:00 - 4:30 P.M. Tue. - Sun, Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas. Adults: $4.00, Students: $3.00, Family(2 adults with children 6-18): $11.00, The...
Start of Operation 1846. Olive Furnace has a unique arch. The furnace was built with a brick arch to support the boilers. A rear arch enabled the furnace to be charged, but this portion of the structure has fallen away. Evidence of the road leading to the furnace can be found in...
From about 1830 to 1900, the Hanging Rock Iron Region produced the majority of iron within the United States. The iron region is about eight miles wide. It extends through the east part of Scioto (county), and the west part of Lawrence(county), and enters Jackson county on the north,...
The Council promotes and educates visitors on the significant environmental, labor, and African-American history of the coal-mining boomtowns located within the Wayne National Forest region. The towns share their common heritage and cultural arts by sponsoring several festivals,...
Restored birthplace of First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes, Wife of the 19th U.S. President. Ohio's Rutherford B. Hayes. Open for Tours: April - September. Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4pm. Other times by appointment.
America's oldest continuously operating theater. Discover the heritage of this historic building that began as a Masonic Hall and continue to the current day theater. Many top name acts performed on this stage including Bob Hope, Laurel & Hardy, Sophie Tucker, and many more.
One of only about 396 drive-ins left in the United States! The Skyview Drive-In was built in 1948 by the late Carlos Crum. Walt Effinger, an employee of 30 years, purchased the drive-in in April of 1994 from Mr. Crum. Walt continues to maintain the high standards customers have...
The Ridges, formerly called the Athens Lunatic Asylum, was a mental hospital operated in Athens, Ohio from 1874 until 1993. During its operation, the hospital provided services to a variety of patients including Civil War veterans, children, and violent criminals suffering from various...
Oct 5 (Thu)
Oct 6 (Fri)
Oct 7 (Sat)
Spirit of Roscoe Tour

1:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. Visit our --spirited--canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe's firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood stained bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience the danger and humor of being a post boy. Join us in this tour... if you DARE...

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Oct 6 (Fri)
thru
Oct 27 (Fri)
October Weekday Fall Foliage

1:00 pm Fridays in October. Due to the incredible popularity of the fall colors of scenic southern Ohio, we operate extra trains on Fridays only in October. These trains are no different than the Noon and 2:30 trains on Saturdays and Sundays, other than an extra option for your trip. Each Friday between October 5th and 27th, one train each day departs the Nelsonville......

Cost: $12-17 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 7 (Sat)
Scalawags and Renegades

9:00 am. The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6561

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 7 (Sat)
Drying Food

1:00 - 3:00 pm Learn about drying as a way to preserve food in the 1880s and see how a 19th century food evaporator works. All ages.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

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Oct 7 (Sat)
Oct 8 (Sun)
Rock Mill Weekends

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through OctoberRecently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Fairfield County Historical Park, Phone: 740-681-7249

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 8 (Sun)
Fall Harvest

1:00 - 3:00 pm Help with seasonal harvest activities as the farm prepares for winter. All ages.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

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Oct 12 (Thu)
Oct 13 (Fri)
Oct 14 (Sat)
Spirit of Roscoe Tour

1:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. Visit our --spirited--canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe's firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood stained bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience the danger and humor of being a post boy. Join us in this tour... if you DARE...

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Oct 14 (Sat)
Oct 15 (Sun)
Rock Mill Weekends

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through OctoberRecently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Fairfield County Historical Parks, Phone: 740-681-7249

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 14 (Sat)
WALK Explore Athens Co: Amesville

3:00 - 4:30 pm. This installment of our WALK: Explore Athens County series will be lead by Gary Gooseman, mayor of Amesville. He will walk us through the history of the Coonskin Library, the Underground Railroad and some older homes in this picturesque village. The walk will begin at the park in Amesville which is just on the right hand side of 550, there is......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Public Library, Phone: 740-753-2118

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 15 (Sun)
Apples: Their History and Uses

1:00 - 3:00 pm Help press cider, stir apple butter over an open fire and taste heirloom apple varieties from the 1880s.All ages.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 15 (Sun)
Olive Historic Iron Furnace Community Celebration

1:00 pmOlive furnace - just north of 20 mile marker on SR-93. Gather round the fire pit and enjoy beans and cornbread, historical presentations, guest speakers, a tour of the property, and the dedication of the historical marker at the famous Mt. Olive Historic Iron Furnace.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hanging Rock Iron Region, Phone: 740-643-2120

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 19 (Thu)
Oct 20 (Fri)
Oct 21 (Sat)
Spirit of Roscoe Tour and Lantern Tour

1:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. 7:00 pm Friday and Saturday by Reservation ONLY.Visit our --spirited--canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe's firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood stained bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Oct 21 (Sat)
The Big Layout

12:00 - 5:00 pmAn up close look at a 12'x20' HO scale model railroad built in sections by Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southern Ohio members. 49 W Washington Street, just off the Public Square in Nelsonville.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 740-753-4346

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 21 (Sat)
Halloween Boo Train

6:00 pm Take a ride this Halloween season aboard the return of the Boo Train. Take the 7-mile round trip along the Hocking Valley to Haydenville for a stop just long enough to move the locomotive to the other end of the train for the return trip to Nelsonville along the same route. the train will be decorated and trainmen in costume. Halloween costumes are......

Cost: $10-13 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 21 (Sat)
Oct 22 (Sun)
Rock Mill Weekends

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through OctoberRecently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Fairfield County Historical Park, Phone: 740-681-7249

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 21 (Sat)
Midnight at Moonville

12:00 pm to 12:00 am Location: 71945 Shea Road, McArthur, OH 45651. Midnight at Moonville is a Halloween-themed event featuring regional craft vendors, local cuisine, historical presentations, dramatic storytelling, wagon rides to Moonville Cemetery, and a demonstration of paranormal investigation techniques. well-known local musicians Donna Mogavero, Chris......

Cost: $5 parking/most event free

Contact: Moonville Rail Trail Association , Phone: 800-596-4459

Outdoor Activity
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
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Oct 21 (Sat)
Pumpkins and Corn

1:00 - 3:00 pm See a display of the many varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash as well as corn, and find out the many ways these products were used on an 1880s farm. All ages.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 21 (Sat)
Oct 22 (Sun)
Pumpkins and Corn

1:00 - 3:00 pm See a display of the many varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash as well as corn, and find out the many ways these products were used on an 1880s farm. All ages.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 25 (Wed)
Metro Five-0: Level 2 What Does the Barn Say

1:00 pm Take a guided tour of our barn to learn its history, find out about the many tools and machines within and meet the animals that live there. Ages 50 and older.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Oct 26 (Thu)
Draft Horse Workshop

10:00 am Learn to groom, harness and ground drive these fine work animals. Wear close-toed shoes and be prepared to be in an unheated barn and outside for the entirety of the program. Ages 17 and up.

Cost: Free Event - Waiting List

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

more info

Oct 26 (Thu)
Oct 27 (Fri)
Oct 28 (Sat)
Spirit of Roscoe Tour

1:00 pm Thursday through Saturday. Visit our --spirited--canal town through storytelling of long ago personalities about significant events and curiosities. Hear about Roscoe's firebug, the tragedy at the hotel, and the horrible tale of the blood stained bible. Sense the fear of the cholera epidemic and experience the danger and humor of being a post boy. Join us in this tour... if you DARE...

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Oct 26 (Thu)
Homeschoolers at the Farm- Taking Care of Business

1:00 pm A 1880s farm was a family business. Stop at a variety of stations to learn about he history of agriculture and think about some of the skills a family needed to be successful. Ages 8-17 years of age.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 27 (Fri)
The Big Layout

5:00 - 9:00 pmAn up close look at a 12'x20' HO scale model railroad built in sections by Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southern Ohio members. 49 W Washington Street, just off the Public Square in Nelsonville.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 740-753-4346

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 28 (Sat)
The Big Layout

12:00 - 5:00 pmAn up close look at a 12'x20' HO scale model railroad built in sections by Railroad Model and Historical Society of Southern Ohio members. 49 W Washington Street, just off the Public Square in Nelsonville.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce, Phone: 740-753-4346

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Oct 28 (Sat)
Rural Ohio Appalachia Revisited - ROAR Day

10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Celebrate the Appalachia s - enjoy regional crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, food, and music. ROAR Day will feature a wide variety of local crafters demonstrating their skills of Appalachian culture and heritage. Guests can expect to see pottery being turned, wool spun into soft yearn, and artistic drawings on slate. Visitors also can enjoy......

Cost: Free

Contact: Lake Hope State Park, Phone: 740-596-5253

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Oct 28 (Sat)
Oct 29 (Sun)
Rock Mill Weekends

1:00 - 3:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays from May through OctoberRecently restored to working order, Fairfield County Historical Parks Volunteers demonstrate grinding methods of the mill and answer questions about the milling process. Tour this stunning 1824 grist mill that stands 90 feet above the gorge of Hocking River Falls. In the early 1800s, Rock Mill was......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Fairfield County Historical Parks, Phone: 740-681-7249

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Nov 4 (Sat)
Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar - 4th Annual

9:00 am - 2:00 pm. The fourth annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar. You will discover a wide selection of fabulous holiday items, including hand-crafted ornaments, jewelry, glassware, pottery, scarves and accessories, oh and so much more - most are from local artisans right here in our region. We also have deliciously homemade foods of the season that you will......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: First Presbyterian Church of Nelsonville, Phone: 626-616-8976

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Nov 4 (Sat)
Scalawags and Renegades

10:00 am. The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6561

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Nov 16 (Thu)
Homeschooler on the Farm: Thanksgiving Traditions

1:00 pmHomeschoolers on the Farm - Thanksgiving TraditionsStop at numerous stations around the Farm to learn about typical foods and their origin, as well as the history of many American Thanksgiving traditions. Ages 8-17 years. Meeting Place: Farmhouse1375 State Route 674 NorthCanal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Nov 19 (Sun)
Frontier Trail Hike

1-3 pm. Learn and explore the history of the Ash Cave region with a walk back through time dramatized by costumed interpreters along the trail. Meet in the parking area.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Nov 24 (Fri)
Cedar Falls Stroll

10:00 am. Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this area of the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Nov 25 (Sat)
thru
Dec 17 (Sun)
Santa Train

11:00 am Departure.2:00 pm Departure.6:00 pm Departure on Saturday Dec 2nd and Dec 9th Only.Our longest-running annual event, the Santa Train has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades. These ever-popular trains begin Saturday, November 25th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December 17th. Two trains depart the Nelsonville......

Cost: $17/adult, $15/sen, $13/child

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Dec 2 (Sat)
Dec 3 (Sun)
Christmas Candlelightings

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm on Saturday1:00 pm on Sunday. During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00 pm after the Candlelighting Ceremony and will begin at the......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Dec 9 (Sat)
Dec 10 (Sun)
Christmas Candlelightings

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm on Saturday1:00 pm on Sunday. During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00 pm after the Candlelighting Ceremony and will begin at the......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Dec 14 (Thu)
Homeschooler at the Farm: Warm Treats on a Cold Da

1:00 pmHomeschoolers at the Farm - Warm Treats on a Cold Day. Learn the history of some favorite warm beverages and treats while you find out how Victorian farm families dealt with the winter weather. Ages 5-17 years. Meeting Place: Farmhouse1375 State Route 674 NorthCanal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Dec 16 (Sat)
Dec 17 (Sun)
Christmas Candlelightings

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm on Saturday1:00 pm on Sunday. During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00 pm after the Candlelighting Ceremony and will begin at the......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Dec 23 (Sat)
Dec 24 (Sun)
Christmas Candlelightings

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm on Saturday1:00 pm on Sunday. During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00 pm after the Candlelighting Ceremony and will begin at the......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Dec 31 (Sun)
New Years Eve Train and Fireworks

10:30 pm Departure. Celebrate the new year on the train. The train travels to East Logan and returns. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight as everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2018. Two seating sections are available: -Pizza and Pop- and -Wine and Cheese.- Only those over age 21 are permitted in the......

Cost: $20-35 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-753-9531

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Arts/Music/Film
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