ATTRACTIONS

Clary Gardens
588 W Chestnut St.
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-6524
E-mail: info@clarygardens.org
Website: www.clarygardens.org
Hours: Open every day during daylight hours.
Clary Gardens is an emerging botanical garden being developed in Eastern Ohio, amid the Appalachian foothills. Founded in 2001, the Garden is 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. There are two historic homes on the property and the gardens are host to some of the most beautiful private events and weddings. Rated #1 Garden Wedding Venue in Ohio by wedding blogger. Check the website for special seasonal events. Open TODAY and everyday!

Gospel Hill Lighthouse
27610 Bethlehem Township Road 45
Warsaw, Ohio 43844
Phone: (740) 824-3300
E-mail: gospelhill11@gmail.com
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.
Additional information posted on CVB Website.
Originally built in 1863, at a cost of $2,107, the Helmick Covered Bridge was an integral part of commerce in the village of Helmick during the early days.  The bridge provided access to two grist mills used by farmers from as far as 25 miles away.  Named for Congressman William Helmick of Tuscarawas County, the covered bridge was bulit by John Shrake of Newark, Ohio.  The bridge fell into decay, and was closed in 1981. Citizens raised over $250,000 to restore the bridge and completed the project in 1996.  Today, travelers can once again enjoy the scenic beauty of one of Ohio’s oldest covered bridges, the one and only in Coshocton County.

Historic Roscoe Village
600 N Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-7644 (Visitor’s Center)
Website:  www.roscoevillage.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/historicroscoevillage
Roscoe Village is a charming restoration of a community that was once a thriving port on the Ohio and Erie Canal. Restored in 1969, the original 1800s buildings are the hallmark of the today’s quaint, entertaining and scenic village in Coshocton. Enjoy history toiurs, adventure, special events, festivals, beautiful gardens, unique shopping and delicious dining in Historic Roscoe Village.

Monticello III Canal Boat
23253 State Route 83 N
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-3415
Hours: Departs hourly from 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays,1 – 4 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays
Memorial Day through Labor Day. Closed on Mondays. Operates on weekends Labor Day through mid-October.
Rates: Adults: $8; Children (6-18): $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. 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.
Additional information on CVB Website.
This mysterious structure is presumed by many to have been built by the French explorer, D’iberville, one of LaSalle’s aides, between 1679 and 1689. It’s believed to be the oldest building in Ohio, and possibly the Midwest.

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 in Coshocton County for over 40 years and features attractions such as Universe Bridal,  and Unusual Junction Diner and Country Store. 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: We are available for tours and programs 7 days/week.
Jan. – Feb.: 12:00 – 4:00 Fri. – Sun.
Mar. – May; Sept. – Dec.:  12:00 – 4:00 Tue. – Sun.
Summer Hours: 12:00 – 5:00 Daily
The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum boasts a nationally significant American Indian basketry collection, a superb display of local prehistoric 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: By Appointment Only
Website: www.pomerenearts.org
E-mail: office@pomerenearts.org
Founded in 1984 with a mission to promote community involvement in the arts and preserve the 1836 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. The home is also available to rent for private use with preferred professional services suggested and ample in-house amenities provided.

Walhonding Valley Historical Society
102 East Main St.
Warsaw, Ohio 43844
Phone: (740) 824-4000
Hours: By Appointment
Website: www.wvhistoricalsociety.org
The Walhonding Valley Historical Society was formed in 2001. Their mission is to preserve the history of the community, its people, historical sites, and artifacts in the Walhonding Valley area. They catalog, record, and preserve information concerning historical sites, buildings, people, events, and artifacts of the area represented by the Walhonding Valley Historical Society.

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, items from Fresno School, Plainfield School 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.