Tuscarawas County is home to many of Ohio firsts and founding history sites. The only Revolutionary War fort, America’s most successful communal society (also a National Historic Landmark), the site of Ohio’s first church and school along with the first settlement of Moravian missionaries and Delaware Indians.
11067 Fort Laurens Rd., Bolivar, OH 44612
800-283-8914 | fortlaurens.org
Ohio’s only Revolutionary War Fort. The outline of the fort remains along with artifacts found during archaeological digs. The Fort Laurens museum offers a video of the history of the fort along with Colonial Era artifacts and weaponry.
1982 E. High Ave, New Philadelphia, OH 44663
740-922-6776 | https://www.facebook.com/HistoricSchoenbrunnVillage/
Established in 1772 as the first Christian settlement in Ohio, this Moravian mission organized by David Zeisberger and the Delaware Indians offers visitors a unique glimpse into life during the time of the American Revolution. Guests can explore 16 reconstructed log buildings on the original sites along with a museum and the original cemetery.
352 S Cherry St, Gnadenhutten, OH 44629
740-254-4143 | Click here to view website
Meaning huts of grace, was the site of the massacre of 96 Christian Native Americans during the Revolutionary War period. President Theodore Roosevelt called this tragedy the “black stain on the frontier character that time can not wash away.” This historical park and museum located on the original grounds pays tribute to the memory of the settlement.
198 Main Street, Zoar, OH 44697
800-262-6195 | historiczoarvillage.com
Recently named a National Historic Landmark, celebrates the life and times of the 200 German Separatists seeking religious freedom that thrived for over 80 years as a successful communal society. Explore the unique and tranquil Zoar Gardens while visiting the historic buildings with costumed guides.