Horse-Drawn Canal Boat Rides

Set aboard the Monticello III and you’ll feel like you are actually gliding right into Ohio history! Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the canal as it once was. Watch the hoggee lead the huge team of draft horses as they pull the canal boat gently along its way. As you listen to old canal tales from the captain describing 1800's life on the canal, you’ll feel like you actually have stepped back in time to the 1830's!

Hours of Operation

Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day* 
Tuesday – Friday @ 1pm, 2pm & 3pm  

Saturday & Sunday @ 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm  

*Closed June 21st - June 24 for the Indian Mud Run Event

*July 4th hours - 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm

After Labor Day through the 3rd weekend of October

Weekdays - Charters only 

Saturday & Sunday-1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm 

Not operating September 27th & 30th and October 1st -3rd



Tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center and the Canal Boat Landing.

Costs are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 seniors (ages 60+), $6.00 for students (ages 6 - 18), $5.00 for Veterans/Active Duty with ID and children 5 and under are free.  Groups rates and charters are available.

Directions to the Boat Landing

The canal boat is located on State Route 83 North, Coshocton, Ohio 43812, 1 mile from US 36. You may drive to the canal boat landing or walk the towpath from the Roscoe Village Visitor Center.

What Do Our Visitors Say?

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.