This year's Living History Tour theme is
"Mudlarked in Roscoe"
— a family-fun historic scavenger hunt!
Enjoy interacting with costumed interpreters and artisans as you fill your
Bill of Lading on this scavenger hunt experience. Journey through the Living History Exhibits and see a glimpse of life along the canal in early Roscoe. At Roscoe Village, learning history is fun!
What is "Mudlarked in Roscoe" Tour all about? Pretend you're mudlarked in Roscoe Village. Whatever will you do to pass the time? There’s lots of things here to keep you busy until your boat is able to leave. As a hardworking canal boat crew you'll need to fill your bill of lading by gathering your goods in each of the Living History Buildings while you interact with costumed interpreters and skilled artisans — a great family-fun historic scavenger hunt!
Your "Mudlarked in Roscoe" Living History Tour Ticket includes:
- Living History Exhibit Buildings to see a glimpse of life along the canal in early Roscoe
- Ditches of Destiny Video, a 20-minute movie that tells the story of the rise and fall of Ohio canals
- Entry to the Exhibit Hall with detailed dioramas, maps and models of the canal and lock system, models of a working lock and aqueduct, grist mill and covered bridge, and cooperage exhibit.
|Living History Tour Schedule|
|January – March||No Tours|
|April – May||Guided Tour - 1pm daily|
|MEMORIAL DAY – LABOR DAY||Self-Guided Tour* - 11am-5pm|
|September – December||Guided Tour - 1pm daily|
Groups tours of 10+ can be accommodated any time of year with prior arrangements. Call 740-622-7644 x20 to schedule your group tour today!
|Where to Purchase Living History Tour Tickets|
|January – March||Toll House (next to the Warehouse Restaurant) 1am-4pm|
|April – May||Visitor Center or Toll House 11am-4pm|
|MEMORIAL DAY – LABOR DAY||Visitor Center or Toll House 11am-5pm|
|September – December||Visitor Center or Toll House 11am-4pm|
|Cost of a Living History Tour Ticket|
|Child (Pre-school age)||Free|
|Students (Grades K-12 & College students with current ID)||$4.95|
|Groups of 10 or more||Please call 740-622-7644 for group rates|
What do our visitors say?
“Great place to take your family!” The kids loved the hands-on activities in the Visitor Center, and were eager to complete their "Bill of Lading" by visiting each of the demonstrations in the historic buildings...the broom maker, the printer, etc. It's a wonderful way to teach kids some of the history of the canal system.