America's Canal Town - We Bring History To Life

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Discover Roscoe Village

Roscoe Village transports you back to a time when the Ohio & Erie Canal was bustling with canal boats. Visit the restored 1800s canal town and follow in the footsteps of living history, stroll through the gardens, tour the museums and exhibits and experience a horse-drawn canal boat ride on a section of the Ohio & Erie Canal.

Attractions & Activities

Step back in time to the Ohio Erie Canal Era in Historic Roscoe Village and follow in the footsteps of history. Discover Ohio's heritage along the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal. There is always more to do and explore in and around Roscoe Village.

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, festivals and special events mark the seasons. Autumn is a time for harvesting crops and communities in celebration. The Annual Apple Butter Stirrin’ is the longest-running tradition at Roscoe Village. In late October, artisans and food vendors converge on and along North Whitewoman Street and the scent of apple butter wafts from steaming kettles through the crisp autumn air.

Daily Self-Guided Living History Tour

Daily Self-Guided Living History Tour

Self-Guided Tour Season, May 25 to September 2, 2019

Canal Boat Open to the Public

Canal Boat Open to the Public

Canal Boat Opens to the Public Memorial Day Weekend

Canal Boat Open to the Public

Canal Boat Open to the Public

Canal Boat Runs are 1:00PM, 2:00PM & 3:00PM, Tuesday-Friday

Scout Day in Roscoe Village August 17

Scout Day in Roscoe Village August 17

Attention all Scouts: Be sure to register for Scout Day with the Muskingum Valley Council by calling 740-453-0571 or 740-891-8922. There will be Canal Boat Charters at 11:00am and 12:00pm for this event. PLEASE REGISTER AS CAPACITY FOR THE BOAT IS LIMITED TO 100 PASSENGERS!

History of Roscoe Village

Roscoe Village is an idyllic painting come to life. Renowned illustrator and muralist Dean Cornwell vibrantly captured life on the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal in a 24-by-8 foot mural to commemorate the sesquicentennial celebration of the founding of Coshocton.

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"What a gem!"

"What a special place! Start at the visitor center, watch the film about canals and the village. Next get your ticket for the living history exhibits - veterans/active servicemen are free and there are discounts for students, seniors and AAA members. With the ticket, you wear a wristband and can enter the buildings with a living history storyteller. We visited them all, and learned something at every stop. The weaver did a fantastic job explaining the craft and it was interesting to see a blacksmith in action. Print shop, broom maker, schoolhouse and Dr office - all were staffed and the guide shared stories of the people who lived there. Nestled in with the exhibits are some neat shops for antiques, Ohio made items and collectibles. Be sure to catch the canal boat ride - it requires an extra fee, and only runs certain times/days. The boat has a guide, and ours was fantastic! We learned so much about canals and their part in the history of Ohio. This place is a family friendly trip, something all ages can enjoy."