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“A very good piece of Ohio history”

Historic Schoenbrunn Village
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 26 June 2014

All residence of Ohio must see this historic village. Also anyone from outside Ohio that is interested in history.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We visited Schoenbrunn this past weekend, and in the past we've been there several other times. The collection of historical photographs in the museum shows just how much of a stir Schoenbrunn caused when the site of the original 1770s settlement and the recreation of the buildings took place. Over the years, decreasing State Historical Society budgets took their toll on sites such as Schoenbrunn. We were pleased, then, to find volunteers in historic dress demonstrating eighteenth-century crafts and available to answer questions about life at Schoenbrunn when the original settlement existed, from 1772 to 1777. Although just some of the foundation stones and some of the hearthstones in the cabins are original, the site really does provide a glimpse of life on the frontier for the Moravian missionaries and their Native American converts. The film in the visitor's center/museum really helps to put Schoenbrunn into context and the museum part of the building contains artifacts from the settlement, as well as explanatory placards that reinforce the film. I'm not sure how consistently you'll find the interpretative guides on site, because the previous two times we visited they weren't there. It would be nice if they had someone in the church and the school to talk a little about education and religion in the settlement (as had been the case maybe 15-20 years ago when we visited), but in any case, Schoenbrunn seems to be on the upswing. Let's just hope that the rumored incursion by the adjacent airport doesn't negatively affect this historic site.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Would be great for children. Very informative and enjoyed looking at how they lived back then. Makes you happy for what we have and how we live today.

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

A great lesson in the history of the early settlers in the Tuscarawas Valley. An interesting site to learn a little of the history of this area. The guides are a volunteer staff that will tell you about all the areas of Schoenbrunn from graveyard to school and church. There is a lot of walking and I don't recommend it if you have trouble in this area. You can almost feel the indians of times past watching you.

Thank Judith C
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Very interesting place to visit. The bottom area picnic shelters are rundown and not kept up. It's a shame because they would be nice areas to have family picnics/reunions.

Thank Amber H
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