Living History Tours

If you have wondered what life was like in a 19th century town nestled along the Ohio and Erie Canal, we invite you to travel back in time to see for yourself. As you visit costumed interpreters in our living history buildings, you will learn about some notable people whose lives and deeds of the past contributed to what Roscoe Village is today.

Purchase Tickets Online

(You will be taken to the Event Calendar to click on the date you wish to purchase your tickets for.)

Living History Tour Schedule

January - March

Tours by reservation only  *Closed New Year's Day

April – May

10:30 a.m. guided tour (Thursday - Sunday) and     1:30 p.m. guided tour (Monday - Sunday) *Closed Easter Sunday

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. self-guided tour (Monday - Sunday)

September - December 

10:30 a.m. guided tour (Thursday - Sunday) and     1:30 p.m. guided tour (Monday - Sunday)  *Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Purchase Tour Tickets

April – December

Visitor Center or Toll House
Monday-Sunday (10am-4pm)

Cost of a Living History Tour Ticket

Children 5 years and younger  (FREE)
Students (Grades K-12 & College students with current ID):
Seniors (60+):
Groups of 10 or more:
Please call 740-622-7644 for group rates

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.