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Welcome to Tuscarawas County Ohio

Welcome to Tuscarawas County Ohio! World class museums, hundreds of events, and exciting outdoor activities await you and your family. Don’t know how to get here? We’re located along I-77 between Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh – click here for directions. Do you have questions or need more information? Our website and travel guide are filled to the brim with information to help you plan your trip! Call our offices at (800) 527-3387 or visit us at 124 E High Avenue in downtown New Philadelphia Ohio; we’re located across the street from the Tuscarawas County Courthouse. We’re open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and our visitor kiosk is open seven days a week from 6am to 12am!

Visit and enjoy the big stories our small towns have to offer – did you know that over four movies have been filmed here in Tuscarawas County Ohio? That’s just the tip of the iceberg! Our partners have experiences that are sure to inspire, excite and motivate you. Book your hotel rooms early, our rooms fill up fast!

Click here to learn 20 Amazing Stories about Tuscarawas County!

Whether you want a delicious farm-to-fork dining experience, wonderful home-cooked Italian cuisine or family style Amish cooking, Tuscarawas County Ohio has you covered. Our partner’s unique offerings cater to all taste profiles and price points. Stop on your way through for a quick bite or bring the whole family and make a night of it!

Tuscarawas County Ohio offers many quality and affordable lodging options for our road-weary travelers. All of our partner’s hotels are located conveniently near major roadways, restaurants and attractions. Our Bed & Breakfasts offer scenic vistas for that perfect getaway weekend and we have hundreds of campsites for RVers and hikers alike.
Looking to get out of the house and travel? Tuscarawas County Ohio is bursting with activity! Be sure to check out our exhaustive events calendar – there you’ll find the dates to all your favorite shows and festivals – and always find something to do every month and all through the week!

Recent News

Murder Mystery at the Reeves Home

On Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at 6pm, the Reeves Museum will host its annual Murder Mystery Dinner.  The event will be held in the Reeves Carriage House.  It will feature a murder mystery program and full dinner.  This year’s event will again be based on an actual Ohio murder case and is written by retired journalist and local actor, Steve Long.

The evening will begin with a short scene that will be followed by dinner in the Carriage House.  The initial scene will introduce the guests to the characters and provide the basic information about the crime.  The dinner will be catered by Dutch Valley Restaurant. The menu will feature roast beef, salad, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, dessert, and soft drinks, tea, and coffee.

After dinner, the case will unfold as the “detective” questions all the potential suspects.  Guests will also be able to ask questions to help determine the guilty party.  Following the interrogations, each table will put forth their theories on the evening’s events.  The table with the best guess will be the winner.  Following the voting, the “detective” will lay out the facts of the case, share how the crime was committed, and provide some historical details about the real case.

Cost is $45 per person, $40 for members of the Dover Historical Society or a table of 8 may be purchased for $300.  Reservations are required.  Reservation forms are available online at doverhistory.org, at the Reeves Museum office, 325 East Iron Avenue, Dover, or by calling 330-343-7040.  Deadline to make reservations is October 30.  This event sells out very quickly, so don’t delay!

Ghost Tours

Take a Haunted Ghost Tour through Historic Zoar Village on October 21 & 22 andOctober 28 & 29. Tours leave each night at6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15, and 7:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Call 330-874-3011 to reserve your spot!

You can also participate in the Lantern Tours of the Ghosts of Zoar, which will run through Saturday, October 29. This tour covers the history of the Village of Zoar, and includes tales of the resident spirits who never left. Tours begin on the steps of the Zoar Hotel and are priced $18 per person. Call 330-874-2022 for reservations.

You can also tour the Dennison Railroad Depot on October 14 and 15 at 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m., with only the glow of a flashlight, to hear the tales of those who remain there in spirit. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Advanced reservation is required at 740-922-6776.

Head over to the Sherrodsville Hill of Horror, featuring the Evil Elementary and the Knife Hill Hayride, at 130 Mount St in Sherrodsville weekends in October. Tickets are $15 for the schoolhouse and $10 for the hayride, or $20 for a combo ticket. Open 7:30 p.m. to midnight Thursday through Saturday. Cash only.