There is an abundance of arts, activities, and Ohio museums to see and do during your stay…one visit won’t be enough. We’ve compiled a list of sites that might be of interest, in and around Logan and Lancaster. From Glenlaurel, Lancaster is approximately 25 minutes. Drive west on route 33 and you’ll get to Lancaster.
The Bowen House is a cultural art center for exhibits, concerts, and other events. Located in downtown Logan. www.bowenhouse.org or (740) 385-0344
The Columbus Washboard Company is the last remaining washboard factory that still manufactures washboards in the U.S. Museum is open Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturday from 11am-2pm. Open for guided tours Monday-Friday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm and Saturday at 11am. Located in Logan. The washboards are used at their Annual Washboard Music Festival. Please call (740) 380-3828 or visit their site for more information http://columbuswashboard.com/index.html
Hand Forged Iron – Otherwise known as Lockhart Ironworks. Doug Lockhart, maker of hand-forged iron works, will amaze you with his wit, humor, and outstanding craftsmanship. Shop is located in Logan, please call for hours and information, (740) 380-6816.
Hocking County Historical Society and Museum is a fascinating little museum with historical displays dating back to 1890. Located in Logan. Admission is free. Please call for hours, (740) 385-6026. explorehockinghills.com/
The Pencil Sharpener Museum has over 3,400 different pencil sharpeners and is the only museum of its kind in the world. Located at the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center in Logan near the intersection of US Highway 33 and SR 664.
Hocking House – Featuring clay art from Jean Magdich. Whimsical garden sculpture and decorative stepping stones, it’s a gardening art experience. Located at 29580 Big Pine Road, (740) 385-4166. Please call for hours. http://www.hockinghouse.com/
Jack Pine Studios – Check out glassblowing demonstrations, classes, and the gift shop at Jack Pine Studios. They are located a short distance from Glenlaurel. Their phone number is (740) 332-2223.
Sherman House – This is the boyhood home of Civil War General William T. Sherman & Senator John Sherman. Located at 137 E. Main St. Open early April – mid December, Tues.-Sun, from 1-4pm, phone (740) 687-5891. http://www.shermanhouse.org/
Ohio Glass Museum (open Tues.-Sun. from 1-4pm, (740) 687-0101 or (800) 626-1296), which features live glass blowing demonstrations and classes, glassware exhibits, photographs, interactive exhibits, gift items, guided tours, and more about the history of glassmaking in the area. https://ohioglassmuseum.org/
The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio is another neat stop. Located in the Reese-Peters House, the center features all types of decorative arts. Their address is 145 E. Main St., and they are open Tuesday-Sunday 1pm to 4pm, http://www.decartsohio.org/ (740) 681-1423.
The Stonewall Cemetery. The Unique dodecagon (12 sided) dry stone masonry wall, 60 ft. in diameter and 8 ft. high surrounds this cemetery. A Cedar of Lebanon tree is growing in the middle. The Wilson Family donated it to President James Monroe as a “presidential” burial place. Even though there aren’t any presidents buried here, there are 9 graves of the builder, Nathaniel Wilson and family. This is the only structure of its kind in the world. Location is NE of the U.S. Route 33 Lancaster By-pass and Ohio Rte. 22. From Route 22 turn south on Stonewall Cemetery Road, (740) 681-7249.