Zoar Village is on SR 212, 3 mi. s.e. of I-77 exit 93 to 198 Main St. The village, founded in 1817 by German immigrants who acquired several thousand acres along the Tuscarawas River, is in the center of what was once the Zoar community. Their practically self-sustaining community prospered until it was dissolved in 1898, when village industries failed to keep pace with those of the rest of the country.
Restored buildings include Number One House, the home of leader Joseph Bimeler; a bakery; tin shop; wagon shed; general store; kitchen; dairy; blacksmith shop; and garden house. The community garden is geometrically patterned to symbolize the New Jerusalem.
Guided tours Wed.-Sat. 11-4, June-Sept.; other times by reservation. Zoar Store and Visitors Center open Wed.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, Apr.-Dec.; Fri.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, in Mar. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.