Sunday, December 12, 2010

Old Town Shopping in Ohio!

During our late fall trip to Ohio, we hit some back roads over towards Coshocton. Just next door to Coshocton, on the west side of town, is the historic town of Roscoe Village. This is a restored 1830's canal town on what once was the Ohio-Erie Canal. The first canal boat reached Roscoe Village in August of 1830. The village was a nice stop for us along the way north to Cleveland.

Today, Roscoe Village is an attractive, carefully restored tourist attraction. In addition to some nice shops, (for Laurie), there is also the Johnson Humrickhouse Museum. It's an accredited member of the American Association of Museums and it features a Native American collection, an Americana collection, an Oriental Gallery and more.

Check the website,, for a schedule of artisan demonstrations, costumed interpreters, festivals & holiday activities. Among other things, in season, rides are available on a horse drawn canal boat on a restored section of the Ohio-Erie Canal.

Roscoe Village is on Ohio State Route 16 near it's junction with US Highway 36. It doesn't appear on most road maps. It's about 90 minutes east of Columbus and about 2 hours south of Cleveland.

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