New Philadelphia, Oh
Lepi Enterprises was contracted by the Ohio Historical Connection to complete the restoration. Schoenbrunn Village was founded by Moravian missionaries in 1772. This re-created village takes visitors back in time to the 18th century on the Ohio frontier.
The Moravian church founded Schoenbrunn ("beautiful spring") in 1772 as a mission to the Delaware Indians. The settlement grew to include sixty dwellings and more than 300 inhabitants who drew up Ohio's first civil code and built its first Christian church and schoolhouse.
Problems associated with the American Revolution prompted Schoenbrunn's closing in 1777. Schoenbrunn's story features a rare meeting of Indian and European cultures and a fascinating perspective on the American Revolution.
Today the reconstructed village includes 17 log buildings, gardens, the original mission cemetery, and a museum and visitor center. The site also includes natural areas and picnic facilities.
State Route 259
about four miles southeast of exit 81 off of I-77
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44621
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