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Welcome to the Fairfield County Historical Parks

Thank you for visiting the official website of the Fairfield County Historical Parks Commission. Founded in 1981, the Historical Parks operates 750 acres of natural areas, historical structures and open space for education, recreation and conservation in central Ohio. The park district features a former presidential cemetery, a section of the Ohio and Erie Canal, five of the county’s eighteen original covered bridges and a gristmill that boasts the nation’s largest all-wooden waterwheel.

The park district is overseen by the Board of Park Commissioners, whose current members include Lori Marinacci, Ron Packard and Fred Strawser. Dave Fey is the Historical Parks’ director. Visit our Events page to discover a how you can connect with nature and experience history. Our blog will help you stay current on all park projects and activities.

We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions. Contact the Historical Parks by calling the office (740) 681-7249, by sending an email to admin@historicalparks.org, or by visiting our offices at 407 East Main Street in Lancaster, Ohio.