Clary Gardens
588 W Chestnut St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-6524
E-mail: director@clarygardens.org
Website: www.clarygardens.org
Hours: April 1 – Oct. 15: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Oct. 16 – March 31: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Clary Gardens is an emerging botanical garden that is being developed in Eastern Ohio, amid the Appalachian foothills. Founded in 2001, the Garden is currently in its early stages of development and the public is encouraged to visit as the garden grows! The existing landscape includes 20 acres of rolling hills, spring-fed ponds, sandstone outcroppings, a sandstone amphitheater, copper topped gazebo, ½ mile woodland trail and more. Clary Gardens is a great place for families to get out and enjoy nature…..so come visit and see what’s new!  

Gospel Hill Lighthouse
27610 Bethlehem Township Road 45, Warsaw, Ohio 43844
Phone: (740) 824-3300
E-mail: info@gospelhill.com
Website: www.gospelhillministry.org
The lighthouse represents Jesus Christ, who is the Light of the world. Tours of the lighthouse are available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; weekends by appointment. This includes a trip to the observation deck and a brief explanation of the history and purpose of the lighthouse. If you wish you also may view a video of the construction of the lighthouse.  

Helmick Covered Bridge

Located on Township Road 25, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
This two-span covered bridge over Killbuck Creek was originally built in 1863 by John Shrake and was restored in 1996 with funds raised by local residents. From US 36, take SR 60 N toward Blissfield, then right on CR 343, 1.5 miles east of SR 60, watch for signs.

Historic Roscoe Village
600 N Whitewoman St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-7644 (Visitor’s Center)
E-mail: rvmarketing@roscoevillage.com
Website: www.roscoevillage.com
Imagine a living history community that offers a glimpse into the past through costumed interpreters, craftsman demonstrators and old-fashioned shops and restaurants that give you a flavor of life in the 1800s. Living history, beautiful gardens, shopping, dining, lodging — Historic Roscoe Village offers guests all this and more!

Monticello III Canal Boat
23253 State Route 83 N, Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-7528
Hours: Departs hourly from 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed on Mondays. Operates on weekends Labor Day through mid-October.
Rates: Adults: $8; Children (5-12): $6; Senior Citizens: $7
A horse-drawn canal boat replica takes visitors on a 45 minute ride into Ohio’s colorful past with a glimpse of a 1 ½ mile restored section of the original Ohio-Erie Canal.

Old Stone Fort

County Road 254, Oxford Township
Located between Newcomerstown and West Lafayette in Isleta, this building has been a mystery for centuries and is believed to be the oldest building in Ohio. Many believe the building was built by a French explorer between 1679 and 1689, although the building’s purpose remains a mystery. Some believe it to be a fort while others believe it was used as a meat storage house.

Troop Train Memorial
Located at the corner of Kirk Street and East Railroad Street, West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
On Sept. 11, 1950, 33 soldiers from the 109th Infantry were killed in a train wreck while traveling from Wilkes-Barre, PA to a training facility in Indiana. The memorial was erected in 1990 and a service is held for these men every five years on the anniversary of their death. For more information on the Troop Train Wreck, visit the West Lafayette Museum or visit coshoctonfire.org/troop-train-accident.

Universe Bridal and Prom Store
Located at Unusual Junction, 56310 US Highway 36, West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Phone: (740) 545-5005
E-mail: universe@nationwide.net
Website: www.universebridalandprom.com
Features over 4,000 beautiful and unique dresses for any special event, including homecoming, prom and weddings ranging in size 0 – 34. Open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Unusual Junction

56310 US Highway 36, West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Owner: Jerry McKenna
Phone: Deli: (740) 545-9772 Office: (740) 545-6007
E-mail: universe@nationwide.net
Website: www.theunusualjunction.com
Unusual Junction has been providing services to Ohio for over 30 years and features attractions such as Universe Bridal, the Lava Rock Grill, and a deli. The historic 1895 Railroad Station was moved from Fredericktown, Ohio to its current location in the 1970s.

MUSEUMS

Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum
300 North Whitewoman St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-8710
Website: www.jhmuseum.org
E-mail: jhmuseum@jhmuseum.org
Hours: Summer Hours: Noon – 5 p.m. daily; November – April: 1 – 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed Mondays.
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum boasts a nationally significant American Indian basketry collection, a superb display of local per-historic points and tools, and a distinguished collection of Chinese decorative arts. The museum has three permanent exhibit galleries: American Indian, Historic Ohio and Asian, as well as two temporary exhibit galleries, which feature diverse exhibits from fine art and cultural to local art and history.

Pomerene Center for the Arts
317 Mulberry St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-0326
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 1 – 5 p.m.
Website: www.pomerenearts.org
E-mail: pomerenearts@gmail.com
Founded in 1984 with a mission to promote community involvement in the arts and preserve the Greek Revival mansion in which it is housed, the Pomerene Center began operating with a strong neighborhood coalition and a few dedicated volunteers. Their mission today is to find new ways of coming together, new opportunities to imagine and create a vision for the future, and new ways to appreciate the shared cultural heritage and diversity of our community.

Walhonding Valley Historical Society
102 East Main St., Warsaw, Ohio 43844
Phone: (740) 824-4000
Website: www.wvhistoricalsociety.org
Built on the site of Dr. Wright’s medical practice, which was destroyed, the building has been home to medical facilities, a hospital, sanatorium, a hotel, a barber shop, and recently, an apartment building. The Walhonding Valley Historical Society bought the building in 2008, largely thanks to the Coshocton Foundation and the Montgomery Foundation, and moved in during the spring of 2011.

West Lafayette Museum
Located at Dale Gress Real Estate, 316 W. Main St., West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Phone: Dan Markley at (740) 502-6191
Features enamelware collection from Jones Metal and Moore Enamel, both based in West Lafayette, history of the Troop Train wreck in 1950, school photos dating back to 1931, a copy of a diploma from the West Lafayette College, which closed in 1916, an original post office desk dating back to the mid-1800s, and much more.

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Coshocton was selected by “Ohio Magazine” as a Top 10 Hometown.  Coshocton embodies qualities that make Ohio hometowns so special: Friendly residents, beautiful parks, charming shops and a rich history that is celebrated to this day.