About Us

Today, the Montgomery Foundation and the Roscoe Village Foundation continue the tradition of linking the Canal era to the present, and enthusiastically carry on the Montgomery’s legacy. Roscoe Village is an effort to preserve, protect and promote an important piece of Ohio’s history and heritage along the banks of the Ohio and Erie Canal.


Roscoe Village is a bridge to a time when the canal system changed the course of American history.

Visitors to this unique and picturesque place step into the story of Ohio’s heritage and are immersed in living history. The restored 1830s port town is a stage for costumed interpreters when homesteading was a way of life.

Local artisans populate Roscoe Village and put one-of-a-kind handcrafted wares within reach throughout the year. Food, drink and dining experiences abound. Beautiful gardens and restored Greek revival architecture attracts visitors from all over Ohio. 

Visitors board the Monticello III and unwind on the horse-drawn canal boat while experiencing the smoothest ride known to man. Whatever path taken at Roscoe Village leads visitors to a day to remember.


What makes Roscoe unique

Roscoe Village expands education and knowledge of the region’s canal era and beyond. The nationally accredited Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum inspires curiosity and its collection includes American Indian, Historic Ohio, Decorative Arts, East Asian and other artifacts.

At Roscoe Village, there is always more to explore. The main floor of the Visitor Center has detailed dioramas, intricate maps and models of the canal and lock system and a working grist mill. Whitewoman Street includes the Village Smithy, the Hay Craft & Learning Center, the Toll House, Dr. Maro Johnson's Office, Caldersburgh Pearl Canal Boat Exhibit, the Craftsman's House and the Roscoe School. Roscoe Village is a place where history is alive and where visitors can experience the living history tour - stepping back in time.

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