Historic Downtown Millersburg Ohio

Exploring the historic Downtown Millersburg, Ohio.

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One of my favorite things to do is explore Ohio’s small town main streets.  I love their charm, their architecture and their unique shopping opportunities. When planning my recent road trip to Ohio’s Amish Country, I decided to skip my regular itinerary for a point a little west of my normal stopping ground, a place I never seemed to find the time to visit, Millersburg Ohio.

Millersburg is the county seat for Holmes County, and unlike some of the more “tourist areas” in the county, I found Millersburg full of history and a delightful step away from the touristy norm.  Unique shops,  very friendly people and  quaint small town charm.

Below you will find a few highlights of my visit, as well as a few additional stops that should be on your radar.  I hope you find the time in your travels to head a little west of Berlin (about 15 minutes) and visit this historic town located in Ohio’s Amish Country.

LET’S GO SHOPPING 

COTTONWOOD SHANTY
65 West Jackson Street, Millersburg, Ohio 44654
cottonwoodshanty.com

For those who love farmhouse, French country, artisan home decor’, this is your store.  Locally owned, this store on main street is filled with paper wall scroll art, boutique items, furniture and more.

Farmhouse Frocks Millersburg Ohio

FARMHOUSE FROCKS
45 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
farmhousefrocks.com

Growing up Amish, Farmhouse Frock owner Lena Schlabach may have left her Amish order to start a dream, but she has not left her Amish roots or family behind.  With social media followers in the thousands, Farmhouse Frock offers Amish handmade shabby chic, urban farmhouse clothing and decor’. The special “frocks” are lovingly sewn using local Amish seamstresses, who attach a special garment label in each of the pieces, reminding those who wear a garment from Farmhouse Frocks that they are beautiful and worthy,  You will also find located in the store a prayer jar, where you can place your prayer requests. A must stop if you visit Millersburg.

FARMHOUSE FURBABIES
1713 S. Washington St., Millersburg, OH 44654
farmhousefurbabies.org/

Looking for your next best friend?  You just may find him or her at Farmhouse Furbabies.

 

New Town Faire

NEW TOWN FAIRE
55 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
newtownegallery.com

A hidden treasure. What a fascinating gallery of fine art, furnishings, artisan goods, and more.  For those like history, you will also find a collection of historical weaponry.  This shop just may make you feel like you have stepped into a museum. Not all what you would expect in Amish country.

URBAN FARM GIRL 
96 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654

Feeling like an urban farm girl? This is your store.  A nice selection of clothing, hats, jewelry and more in this quaint corner store.

VILLAGE TOY SHOP
121 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
facebook.com/VillageToyShop1

Let’s play is all I have to say.  From dolls to trains to games, this toy store is a child’s dream. Adults will enjoy it too.  So many new and classic toys. A great place to do a little early birthday or holiday shopping.

My Ohio Fun Road Trip Note:

Never know what to give during the holidays? Have a board game exchange.  Then once a month you plan a game night with friends. 


LET’S GO VINTAGE

For those who love to shop for vintage pieces or want to add to their special collection, you will find a “treasure” trove of antiques, vinyl records, furniture, glassware, pottery, collectibles, and more in Millersburg.

ANTIQUE EMPORIUM
113 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
facebook.com/VillageAntiqueEmporium

JACKSON STREET ANTIQUES
80 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
facebook.com/JacksonStreetAntiquesMillersburg

STARLIGHT ANTIQUES
66 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
starlightantiques.com

 

ROAD TRIP NOTE:

Every year in October,  the Holmes County Antique Festival happens in Downtown Millersburg.

HOLMES COUNTY ANTIQUE FESTIVAL
Date: October 8-9, 2022
Location: Historic Downtown Millersburg
holmescountyantiquefestival.org


Amish Buggy
GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNIN’

If you are a person who can not move without a little java, you will find two local coffee houses right in town.

BROKEN GROUNDS COFFEE COMPANY
214 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
facebook.com/BrokenGroundsCoffeeCO

Besides coffee, Broken Grounds also offer breakfast and brunch items.

JITTERS COFFEE HOUSE
545 S. Washington St., Millersburg, OH 44654
jitters.coffee/


FILL THE BELLY

BAGS SPORTS PUB
88 E. Jackson St. #A, Millersburg, OH 44654
www.bagspub.com
American favorites including wings, salads, BBQ ribs, salmon, steaks, Burgers, pasta, sandwiches, and dessert.

GROVER’S AT HOTEL MILLERSBURG
35 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
hotelmillersburg.com

LA PALMA MEXICAN GRILL 
60 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
lapalmamexicangrill.com

MCKELVEYS PUB
196 W. Jackson St. Millersburg, OH 44654
facebook.com/McKelveys-Pub-751140571685041/

 

MILLER’S CREAMERY
105 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
facebook.com/MillersCreameryMillersburg

During my visit I stopped in for the days special which included a burger and one of their delicious milkshakes.  A nice little restaurant to grab a quick sandwich, drink or ice cream cone. I especially loved the large windows for main street people watching.

MILLERSBURG BREWING CO.
60 E. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
millersburgbrewing.com


SWEET SPOTS

For every road trip a little sweetness must come.

MAIN STREET FUDGE & POPCORN CO. 
4799 E. Main St., Millersburg, OH 44654
mainstreetfudge.com

TROYER’S SWEET SHOPPE 
73 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
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You will have no problem helping your sugar cravings here. Everything is handmade. The problem you are going to have is deciding what to purchase. If you love dark chocolate the sea salt caramels are so good. The caramel just melts in your mouth.


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

The Victorian House Museum

THE VICTORIAN HOUSE MUSEUM
484 Wooster Road, Millersburg, OH 44654
holmeshistory.com/victorian-house

“Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 28 room Queen Anne style home serves as the society’s museum of Victoriana and collection of Holmes County history.”

THE MILLERSBURG GLASS MUSEUM 
holmeshistory.com/glass-museum

The glass museum, which is located next to the Victorian House Museum, offers glimpses into the beautiful glassware that was made by the Millersburg Carnival and Crystal Glass Company.

The Victorian House and Millersburg Glass Museum open weekends only in March. Full seasonal hours begin April 1-Oct. 31, Tues.-Sunday 1:00-4:00pm, Closed Monday.


WORTH A SIDE TRIP
Hershberger's Farm
Photo credit: Diane Rock

Although not located right in Downtown Millersburg, Hershberger’s Farm and Bakery is one of the areas favorite places to visit.

HERSHBERGER’S FARM AND BAKERY 
5452 OH-557, Millersburg, OH 44654

Find baked goods, local cheeses, vegetables and fruits, jams and jellies, meats, and more. During the fall season you will find a wonderful selection of fall mums, pumpkins, Indian corn and more.   Don’t forget to grab one of their famous fry pies or cream sticks.

Also located on the same premises is the Farm Store, filled with unique handmade leather goods, handmade wooden toys, furniture, antiques, and more.  For the young ones in your party, their is a Petting Area that for a small fee little ones can visit with farm animals, including ducks, rabbits, goats, horses, cows, sheep. Seasonal.  Wagon rides as also offered during the warmer months.

Hershbergers Fry Pies

YODER’S AMISH HOME
6050 State Route 515, Millersburg, OH 44654
330-893-2541 | yoderamishhome.com

Have you always wondered what an Amish home looks like inside? At Yoder’s Amish Home  can take a guided tour of the home and barn.  Remember they are closed on Sundays.

 


Millersburg Courthouse
Millersburg Courthouse
Upcoming Events

HOLMES ARTS FESTIVAL
Date: September 10, 2022
Location: Historic Downtown Millersburg

HARVEST GLOW
Dates: September 30 – October 1, 2022
Location: Harvest Ridge, Holmes County Fairgrounds
8880 State Route 39, Millersburg, OH 44654
.harvestridgeohio.com
Pumpkin Glow Walk, Wagon Rides, Games & Prizes, FFA Olympics & Food Vendors

HOLMES COUNTY ANTIQUE FESTIVAL
Date: October 8-9, 2022
Location: Historic Downtown Millersburg
holmescountyantiquefestival.org

BOO IN THE BURG & OHIO WINE AND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Date: October 29, 2022
Location: Historic Downtown Millersburg

EARLIER TIMES Antiques & Folk Art Show
Remembering Christmas Past
Date: November 4-5, 2022
Time: Friday 4pm-7pm |\ Saturday 10:30 am – 3pm
Location: Harvest Ridge, Holmes County Fairgrounds
8880 State Route 39, Millersburg, OH 44654
harvestridgeohio.com

CHOCOLATE WALK AND CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
Date: November 12, 2022
Location: Historic Downtown Millersburg
facebook.com/Historic.Downtown.Millersburg.Ohio


GET THERE

Akron – 60miles
Cincinnati – 200 miles
Cleveland – 80 miles
Columbus – 80 miles
Indianapolis – 300 miles
Pittsburgh – 125 miles
Toledo – 135 miles
Youngstown – 100 miles


My Ohio Fun Road Trip Notes

Make sure you take your camera and wear your walking shoes.

Always pack a cooler.  You never know if you may purchase perishables.

Bring along cash for any roadside stops if you hit the Amish countryside.

Check ahead of time to confirm that your stop will be open the day of your planned visit.

Order or download your free visitor guide and map.

For more visitor information contact or stop by the
Holmes County Tourism  Bureau
6 W. Jackson St., Millersburg, OH 44654
330.674.3975 | visitamishcountry.com

Disclosure: I received compensation for this article from the Holmes County Tourism Bureau. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

 


Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com

Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com, NorthernOhioTourism.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.

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