About Historic Zoar Village in Ohio

Zoar Ohio is a natural and cultural treasure. In fact, it’s one of the best things to see in Ohio before you die.

The Significance of Zoar Village

Zoar Village is significant for two main reasons — Its themes of 19th-century social history and utopian movements; and its Germanic architectural heritage.

The Architecture

Because the Zoarites were from Germany, the properties constructed to be part of the village have uniquely German (and European) details.

National Recognition as a Landmark

In 2016, the village was named a National Historic Landmark, which makes it one of 73 in Ohio.

Historic Zoar Village

In 2012, the village was placed on an annual list of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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