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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,...
Hocking Valley Scenic Railway - Take a leisurely train ride through the Hocking Hills in a historic train. Trains depart Saturday and Sunday from the Nelsonville Depot on U.S. Route 33 and Hocking Parkway, next to Rocky Gear. All regular trains Memorial Day weekend - October...
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...
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...
Mar 25 (Sat)
The Flood of 1913

11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Lock Landing on the lower level of the Visitor Center. Featuring Facts and Photos of the Flood of 1913. We are excited to welcome Dave Snyder, curator of the Walhonding Valley Historical Society and Museum, who will showcase the impact of the flood on the railroad via dioramas, photos, books and a slide show. Two Roscoe Village interpreters......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 800-877-1830

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Apr 15 (Sat)
Easter Bunny Train and Egg Hunt

10:00 am Departure1:00 pm DepartureThe popular Easter Bunny Train is a sell out every year. It is a newer tradition in the Hocking Valley, but has become a favorite of kids of all ages. We have two trains that depart on Saturday: one at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 1:00 p.m. Each train travels past Haydenville, before returning to Nelsonville. Along the way......

Cost: $10/child, $17/adult

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

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May 20 (Sat)
May 21 (Sun)
Pre-Season Trains shhhh - sneak peak

1:00 pm Saturday and SundayOur pre-season trains are a round-trip ride to East Logan. Narration will be provided during the ride to point out locations of interest, such as the historic Hocking Canal Lock No. 19, historic buildings of note in Haydenville, as well as the history of the railroad and area. Open-air cars and enclosed coaches will be available and......

Cost: $12-17 per person

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

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May 20 (Sat)
Temperance and Taverns Revisited

2:00 - 6:00 pm Locally brewed products will be featured, along with good food and good music. Representatives from local breweries as well as regional historians will be on hand to share some information, along with historical displays and information tables. Tecumseh Commons will be our Miners Hall Speakeasy for the day. This is presented as part of the 2017......

Cost: Free Admission

Contact: Little Cities of Black Diamonds, Phone: 740-394-3011

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May 26 (Fri)
thru
Sep 4 (Mon)
Horse-Drawn Canal Boat Rides

1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm Tuesdays - Fridays1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm Saturdays and SundaysClosed all Mondays. Closed September 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. Boat departs on the hour. Weekends only in September and October. October 21, 22, 23 at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm. A serene 45 minute ride down a restored section......

Cost: $6-8.00 per person

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

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May 27 (Sat)
thru
Oct 29 (Sun)
2:30 PM to East Logan Train Ride

2:30 pm Our East Logan train is the longest of the regular weekend trains and operates every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial Day and the last full weekend of October. The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Along the way, we will pass through the historic company town of Haydenville, which was......

Cost: $12-17 per person

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

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May 27 (Sat)
thru
Oct 29 (Sun)
12:00 Noon to Haydenville Train Ride

12:00 - 1:30 pm Our Noon train to Haydenville is the shortest trip of our trains. It operates every Saturday and Sunday between Memorial Day weekend and the last full weekend of October. The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Sights along the ride include one of the remaining Hocking Canal locks and the Hocking River.

Cost: $10-13 per person

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

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May 29 (Mon)
Memorial Day Train

1:00 pm The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Along the way, we will pass through the historic company town of Haydenville, which was the last company town in Ohio. It was once part of a large brick and clay company known in its later days as NATCO. Other sights along the trip include one of the......

Cost: $12-17/person, Military free

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

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Jun 9 (Fri)
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Sep 3 (Sun)
Tecumseh

8:00 - 10:45 pm. Monday-Saturday. Captivating. Fascinating. Mesmerizing. Special closing night performance on Sunday September 3. Come witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700s. The huge, outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater afford the......

Cost: $24/adult,$14/under10

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

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Jun 9 (Fri)
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Sep 3 (Sun)
Tecumseh - Living History Tour

3:00 pm Saturday only. As you travel through late 18th century Ohio you will gain a clearer and deeper appreciation of the world that lives and breathes in every character portrayed in Tecumseh as you meet and become witness to the lives of the Frontier settlers and Shawnee who shaped our history and created the land on which we now live. Devised, written and......

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

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Jun 9 (Fri)
thru
Sep 3 (Sun)
Tecumseh - Behind the Scenes Tour

3:45 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:15 pm. Tours are offered Monday-Saturday. Over 30 years ago these tours began and they are still highly acclaimed by our patrons. Enjoy an exciting backstage tour of the theater complex as cast members serve as your tour guides. The stuntmen of Tecumseh give a dazzling display of stage-combat and flintlock firing and then pitch headfirst......

Cost: $5.00 per person

Contact: Tecumseh, Phone: 866-775-0700

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Jun 17 (Sat)
Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery

6:00 pm Departure. Our ever-popular Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery trains are family-friendly and feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train. Now, before you think, -Rob the train...-, we distribute play money to everyone before the train departs. The -robbers- then come through and collect the play money once they are able......

Cost: $17-21 per person

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

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Jul 8 (Sat)
Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery

6:00 pm Departure. Our ever-popular Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery trains are family-friendly and feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train. Now, before you think, -Rob the train...-, we distribute play money to everyone before the train departs. The -robbers- then come through and collect the play money once they are able......

Cost: $17-21 per person

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

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Aug 5 (Sat)
Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery

6:00 pm Departure. Our ever-popular Ohios Friendliest Train Robbery trains are family-friendly and feature a group of bandits on horseback making an attempt to rob the train. Now, before you think, -Rob the train...-, we distribute play money to everyone before the train departs. The -robbers- then come through and collect the play money once they are able......

Cost: $17-21 per person

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

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Aug 30 (Wed)
Aug 31 (Thu)
Sep 1 (Fri)
Sep 2 (Sat)
Millersport Sweet Corn Festival

5-11pm Wed-Fri, 11am - 11pm Sat. Come enjoy Hot Buttered Sweet Corn served fresh on theh cob and piping hot. Bring the whole family to experience a wide variety of delicious foods, large midway, tractor pulls, square dancing, contest galore, historical exhibits, and top name country music entertainers.

Cost: Rides/Parking/Food Costs

Contact: Sweet Corn Festival, Phone: 740-467-2104

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Sep 2 (Sat)
All Caboose Train Ride

11:00 am Departure. We will pull grab all of the cabooses that are privately-owned as each owner allows at least and operate our annual all-caboose. Usually we have about five cabooses in the train. The train operates to East Logan and return with photo run-bys where everyone has the opportunity to de-train and photograph the train passing by before re-boarding......

Cost: $25 per person

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

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Sep 4 (Mon)
Labor Day Train Ride

1:00 pm Departure. The train departs the Nelsonville Depot for a round-trip ride along the historic Hocking River Valley. Along the way, we will pass through the historic company town of Haydenville, which was the last company town in Ohio. It was once part of a large brick and clay company known in its later days as NATCO. Other sights along the trip include......

Cost: $12-17 per person

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

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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

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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
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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

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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

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Arts/Music/Film
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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

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Arts/Music/Film
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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

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Nov 25 (Sat)
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Arts/Music/Film
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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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