COSHOCTON -- Officials at Roscoe Village announce they are open seven days a week all year round, with new experiences, a new schedule and an additional ticket sales and gift shop location. The new ticket sales and gift shop is situated in the Toll House located in the center of the village next to the Warehouse Steak n Stein. The Visitor Center will be open from April through December to greet visitors. The new schedule reaches out to all guests whether they are looking for a guided tour, self-guided tour, a special experience or just something entertaining to get them through the winter.
Through March the What's It? Game is being offered where guests will interact with one of our costumed interpreters as he/she presents an array of tools, utensils and instruments that would have been employed in our 1800s canal town. After seeing the items, guests will be asked the magical question "What's It?" and will have the opportunity to make a guess. The answer will be revealed along with a brief history of its function. There's no keeping score because everyone is a winner!
A Canal Town Journey guided tour will be offered April and May. Guests will begin their journey in the Visitor Center where they will learn about the canal in the Exhibit Hall and by viewing the Ditches of Destiny video. They will then travel through the living history buildings with a costumed guide to learn about canal life in the 1800s.
Memorial Day week-end to Labor Day week-end begins a wonderful new experience called Mudlarked in Roscoe. Your canal boat is stuck in Roscoe Village for repairs. What ever will you do to pass the time? Are you as strong as a blacksmith? The Village printer is looking for an apprentice; load freight on the deck of the Caldersburg Pearl and stop by the toll house and figure your toll. Guests will surely enjoy their dealings with costumed interpreters who are found in each building while mudlarked in Roscoe.
Roscoe Village will again offer the Canal Town Journey guided tour week days in September and October with a self-guided Mudlarked in Roscoe tour on the week-ends.
Wrapping up the experiences for the year will be A Roscoe Christmas guided tour offered daily November and December with a special leisure Christmas tour offered during the Christmas Candlelightings Dec. 6, 13 and 20. Tickets for all tours can be purchased at the Toll House year round and at the Visitor Center April through December.
Take a horse-drawn canal boat ride, visit the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum and enjoy some fine dining and unique shopping while visiting this beautifully restored canal town.
For a complete schedule and detailed information about each experience and all the wonderful things to do at Roscoe Village visit the web site at www.roscoevillage.com or you call 740-622-7644 or toll free at 800-877-1830. Roscoe Village is a 19th century living history community depicting life in Ohio's Canal Era. The village is located on Routes 16 and 83 near the junction of US Route 36 in east-central Ohio.