Welcome to the Fairfield County Historical Parks

Thank you for visiting the official website of Fairfield County Historical Parks Commission.  Founded in 1981, Fairfield County 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, seven of the county’s eighteen original covered bridges and a gristmill that boasts the nation’s largest all-wood waterwheel.

The park district is overseen by the Board of Park Commissioners, whose current members include Lori Marinacci, Ron Packard and Fred Strawser.  Todd Younkin is the Director.

Visit our Calendar of Events page to discover a how you can connect with nature and experience history.

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

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