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Hours: Park - All daylight hours year round. Museum and Gift Shop - Memorial Day Weekend through October 31st on Saturday and Sunday between 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Buckeye Furnace is a reconstructed charcoal-fired blast furnace, one of many that once operated in southeastern Ohios Hanging...
Campus Martius Museum houses three floors of historical exhibits focusing on the Northwest Territory and its first settlement, Marietta. Visitors can also tour the Rufus Putnam House and the Ohio Company Land Office. Use the links at right to browse through what Campus Martius has...
The mission of the Roscoe Village Foundation is the preservation, restoration and interpretation of Roscoe's heritage during the Ohio Canal Period. Offering living History Tours, Hands-On activities, Festivals and events, Canal boat rides, shopping, dining, The Gardens of Roscoe,...
HOURS: May - Oct: 12:00 - 5:00 P.M. Daily, Nov - Dec.: 1:00 - 4:30 P.M. Wed. - Sun, Jan - Apr: 1:00 - 4:30 P.M. Tue. - Sun, Closed: New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas. Adults: $4.00, Students: $3.00, Family(2 adults with children 6-18): $11.00, The...
Start of Operation 1846. Olive Furnace has a unique arch. The furnace was built with a brick arch to support the boilers. A rear arch enabled the furnace to be charged, but this portion of the structure has fallen away. Evidence of the road leading to the furnace can be found in...
From about 1830 to 1900, the Hanging Rock Iron Region produced the majority of iron within the United States. The iron region is about eight miles wide. It extends through the east part of Scioto (county), and the west part of Lawrence(county), and enters Jackson county on the north,...
The Council promotes and educates visitors on the significant environmental, labor, and African-American history of the coal-mining boomtowns located within the Wayne National Forest region. The towns share their common heritage and cultural arts by sponsoring several festivals,...
Restored birthplace of First Lady Lucy Webb Hayes, Wife of the 19th U.S. President. Ohio's Rutherford B. Hayes. Open for Tours: April - September. Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4pm. Other times by appointment.
America's oldest continuously operating theater. Discover the heritage of this historic building that began as a Masonic Hall and continue to the current day theater. Many top name acts performed on this stage including Bob Hope, Laurel & Hardy, Sophie Tucker, and many more.
One of only about 396 drive-ins left in the United States! The Skyview Drive-In was built in 1948 by the late Carlos Crum. Walt Effinger, an employee of 30 years, purchased the drive-in in April of 1994 from Mr. Crum. Walt continues to maintain the high standards customers have...
The Ridges, formerly called the Athens Lunatic Asylum, was a mental hospital operated in Athens, Ohio from 1874 until 1993. During its operation, the hospital provided services to a variety of patients including Civil War veterans, children, and violent criminals suffering from various...
Nov 4 (Sat)
Scalawags and Renegades

10:00 am. The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6561

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Nov 4 (Sat)
Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar - 4th Annual

9:00 am - 2:00 pm. The fourth annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar. You will discover a wide selection of fabulous holiday items, including hand-crafted ornaments, jewelry, glassware, pottery, scarves and accessories, oh and so much more - most are from local artisans right here in our region. We also have deliciously homemade foods of the season that you will......

Cost: Free Event

Contact: First Presbyterian Church of Nelsonville, Phone: 626-616-8976

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
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Nov 16 (Thu)
Homeschooler on the Farm: Thanksgiving Traditions

1:00 pmHomeschoolers on the Farm - Thanksgiving TraditionsStop at numerous stations around the Farm to learn about typical foods and their origin, as well as the history of many American Thanksgiving traditions. Ages 8-17 years. Meeting Place: Farmhouse1375 State Route 674 NorthCanal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Nov 19 (Sun)
Frontier Trail Hike

1-3 pm. Learn and explore the history of the Ash Cave region with a walk back through time dramatized by costumed interpreters along the trail. Meet in the parking area.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Nov 24 (Fri)
Cedar Falls Stroll

10:00 am. Join the naturalist to explore Cedar Falls and discover the unique natural and cultural history of this area of the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Nov 25 (Sat)
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Dec 17 (Sun)
Santa Train

11:00 am Departure.2:00 pm Departure.6:00 pm Departure on Saturday Dec 2nd and Dec 9th Only.Our longest-running annual event, the Santa Train has been a long-standing family tradition for over three decades. These ever-popular trains begin Saturday, November 25th and continue each Saturday and Sunday through Sunday, December 17th. Two trains depart the Nelsonville......

Cost: $17/adult, $15/sen, $13/child

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-249-1452

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Dec 2 (Sat)
Dec 3 (Sun)
Christmas Candlelightings

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm on Saturday1:00 pm on Sunday. During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00 pm after the Candlelighting Ceremony and will begin at the......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Dec 2 (Sat)
Fireside Chat

1:00 pmBundle up and meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin beside the fire pit to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore and history to plants and animals. We might have a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Wildlife
Historical

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Dec 3 (Sun)
The Wonders of Old Man's Cave

10:00 am. Meet the Naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin for a short hike and discover some facts about the history of the area and the rock formations that are found through the park.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Dec 9 (Sat)
Dec 10 (Sun)
Christmas Candlelightings

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm on Saturday1:00 pm on Sunday. During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00 pm after the Candlelighting Ceremony and will begin at the......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Dec 14 (Thu)
Homeschooler at the Farm: Warm Treats on a Cold Da

1:00 pmHomeschoolers at the Farm - Warm Treats on a Cold Day. Learn the history of some favorite warm beverages and treats while you find out how Victorian farm families dealt with the winter weather. Ages 5-17 years. Meeting Place: Farmhouse1375 State Route 674 NorthCanal Winchester, OH 43110

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Slate Run Farm, Phone: 614-508-8111

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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Dec 15 (Fri)
Whispering Cave Hike

10:00 amMeet the naturalist at the Whispering Cave trailhead located by the cabin/lodge area for a moderately strenuously hike to the second largest recess cave East of the Mississippi.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

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Dec 16 (Sat)
Dec 17 (Sun)
Christmas Candlelightings

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm on Saturday1:00 pm on Sunday. During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00 pm after the Candlelighting Ceremony and will begin at the......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Dec 16 (Sat)
Cedar Falls Stroll

10:00 am. Stroll with the naturalist and explore Cedar Falls. You will discover the natural and cultural history of this area of the park. Meet at the trail head.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

more info

Dec 22 (Fri)
Winter Solstice Hike

10:00 am. Winter officially began on 12-21-17 at 11:28 am. So let us start the countdown to spring with a hike. Meet the naturalist at the naturalist cabin for a leisurely hike to learn about the solstice and about some of the features of the Hocking Hills. Afterwards you are invited to enjoy a mug of warm tea or hot chocolate and a sweet treat.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

more info

Dec 23 (Sat)
Dec 24 (Sun)
Christmas Candlelightings

12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm on Saturday1:00 pm on Sunday. During the afternoon, guests may enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, visit with Santa, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider and cookies, and many other holiday festivities. A special candlelit evening tour will be available at 7:00 pm after the Candlelighting Ceremony and will begin at the......

Cost: $4.95-$13.95 per person

Contact: Historic Roscoe Village, Phone: 740-622-7644

Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

more info

Dec 23 (Sat)
Fireside Chat

1:00 pmBundle up and meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin beside the fire pit to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore and history to plants and animals. We might have a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Wildlife
Historical

more info

Dec 29 (Fri)
Scalawags and Renegades

10:00 am. The Ohio Frontier was full of heroes and shady characters. Meet at the Shelter House at Rock House to hike and explore our local history.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6561

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Wildlife
Historical

more info

Dec 31 (Sun)
Fireside Chat

1:00 pmBundle up and meet the naturalist at the Naturalist Cabin beside the fire pit to talk about the topic of the day. Each visit will bring a different topic ranging from local folklore and history to plants and animals. We might have a special guest or two. Bring a mug along we will have the kettle on.

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Wildlife
Historical

more info

Dec 31 (Sun)
New Years Eve Train and Fireworks

10:30 pm Departure. Celebrate the new year on the train. The train travels to East Logan and returns. On the return trip, the train stops near the stroke of midnight as everyone is treated to a great fireworks display to help bring in 2018. Two seating sections are available: -Pizza and Pop- and -Wine and Cheese.- Only those over age 21 are permitted in the......

Cost: $20-35 per person

Contact: Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, Phone: 740-753-9531

Family Oriented
Special Interest
Arts/Music/Film
Historical

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Jan 1 (Mon)
First Day Hike

1:00 pm. Start the New Year off right with a Conkle s Hollow Rim Trail Hike. Meet the naturalist in the parking area of Conkle s Hollow for a 2.5 mile hike. Along the way we will discuss some of the local history of Conkle s Hollow. Wear sturdy shoes and bundle up.

Cost: Free

Contact: Hocking Hills State Park, Phone: 740-385-6841

Outdoor Activity
Family Oriented
Special Interest
Historical

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