Roscoe was once a bustling port along the Ohio and Erie Canal. Now it is a top Ohio tourist destination and one of the region's most beautiful areas to visit.
Come experience the unique shops, beautiful gardens, fine restaurants, living history tours, canal boat rides and historical exhibits of this restored canal town.
Click below for fun things to do in Ohio's Historic Roscoe Village!
Discover Roscoe Village ~ an 1830s Restored Canal Town
In August 1830, the first canal boat docked at Roscoe Village and the vivid history of this port town on the Ohio and Erie Canal began. Today the spirit of Roscoe is kept alive in this 1830 canal town. With historic tours, costumed interpreters, traditional craft demonstrators, and horse-drawn canal boat rides, you will get to experience life as it once was in the 19th century!
At Roscoe Village, you'll enjoy something special throughout the year — living history tours, festivals, events, educational programs, lectures, unique shopping and dining, beautiful gardens, theater performances, live entertainment and more! We have something to offer for everyone — young and old! Plan to visit today!
“Charming village creates educational and entertaining full-day excursion”
Roscoe Village takes you right back in time with cobblestone sidewalks and a number of period buildings, which you can tour after paying a small admission. The living history tour includes costumed actors, which guide you through fully restored rooms. The tour can easily take up an entire morning and afternoon. While it is a great excursion for school-age children, I found it to be entertaining and educational for adults as well. I also learned a lot about the history of trade canals and their operation in Ohio after viewing a short film at the information center and a riding in the horse-drawn canal boat.
-Trip Advisor Review
Check out why our visitors say "There's something special here!"
Historic Roscoe Village - an 1800s canal town