Originally known as “Gekelmukpechunk” by the Lenape Indians, Newcomerstown is one of Ohio’s best-kept secrets.
It’s the adopted hometown of baseball Hall-of-Famer Cy Young and home to some of Ohio’s best wineries. Step back in time at the Olde Main Street Museum where the 1900’s comes back to life with over 23 different storefronts! You can take a stroll across the yard to see the Temperance Tavern Museum where you can take in the sights of some of Cy Young’s most prized baseball memorabilia along with a very nice tribute to Woody Hayes. This is the soon-to-be home of the new bronze Woody Hayes Statue!
While you are out, you can stop at Unusual Junction to see the original “Price is Right” sign, autographed by the great Bob Barker while enjoying some of the best ice cream around. If you enjoy an interactive approach to America’s history, located less than 15 miles away is the Dennison Depot Museum. The depot pays tribute to the World War 2 era while making the learning fun for people of all ages! For dinner, you can stop at a number of local wineries. Raven’s Glen, Yellow Butterfly, and Rainbow Hills all serve some of the best food with even better atmospheres. Be sure to call in advance for reservations!
During your trip, you will experience some of the most interesting history along with the friendliest people you could ever dream to meet! There is so much to see and do, we encourage you to take your time and spend a few days enjoying scenic Tuscarawas County while staying at the beautiful Hampton Inn in Newcomerstown where you come in a stranger and leave as a friend. We look forward to your stay!