Canal Winchester

Welcome to Canal Winchester

Loaded with some of America’s most unique attractions, Canal Winchester is a small town that has steadily been gaining more attention. Growing to prosperity in the mid-1800s as a town along the Ohio & Erie Canal, Canal Winchester became known for its agriculture and grain. It was formally recognized as a village in 1841, when, as local legend tells, two teenage boys hooked a horse to the post office of the neighboring town and pulled it over to Canal Winchester; the addition of a post office created a legitimate claim to village-hood.

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Live, Work, and Play in Canal Winchester

Historic Downtown Canal Winchester

Most likely, if you’re traveling through this history-filled section of Canal Winchester, you’ll come across the National Barber Museum and Hall of Fame (more about that later!). This growing district of the town is home to local artisans, independent restaurants, and a variety of local shops. Pick up a comfortable hand-made quilt at The Laughing Ewe, and afterwards adults can pick up a refreshing drink at the Loose Rail Brewery just down the road!


Canal Winchester is home to many reputable restaurants and bars, among them Barrel and Boar, known for their fried jalapeno cornbread, kielbasa, and tenderly smoked beef brisket. Local Cantina’s tacos are also the talk of the town—they pair well with one of the restaurant’s hand-crafted cocktails.


If you love sports, check out Rogers Hanners Recreational Fields! This facility offers Canal Winchester residents six baseball and softball fields. Children from 10 months to 17-years old can hone their gymnastics skills at Columbus Gymnastics Academy—whether they’re doing it for fun or to prepare for competitions. Along with offering classes and gymnasiums, the Academy is open for birthday parties! Just outside the boundary of Canal Winchester is Diley Road Softball Fields; reserve the field and the two shelters for a practice game or take your bikes out to the bike trail.


Canal Winchester is known for its Rib Fest every August, in which visitors can indulge in perfectly cooked ribs while they listen to live blues music. Bring your loved ones to spend an amazing three days at the town’s Labor Day Festival—jam out to live music, connect with your neighbors at the ice cream socials, and enjoy the food and drinks local to Ohio.

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Brewdog Brewing Company

Explore history at Brewdog Brewing Company and hotel combo! As the first hotel located inside a brewery, this facility has attracted a lot of worldwide attention. Lay in bed while you pour a glass of chilled beer from your personal room tap, and admire the view of the Brewdog Brewery from your window. Then stagger down to the hotel’s Craft Brew Museum and learn about the history of breweries straight from one of the best brewing companies in the nation.

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National Barber Museum & Hall of Fame

You may not have ever thought about the history of the barber industry as you chat with your hairdresser, but it’s surprisingly and fascinatingly rich! Learn about the history of barber shops dating back to the age of the Egyptian pharaohs, and examine old barber chairs and equipment!

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Walnut Creek Park 

Join your friends for a soccer game at the nearby Walnut Creek Park, or travel along the hiking trails! Eventually, a few of these trails will be connected to the neighboring 90-acre long McGill Park, currently under construction and forecasted to have soccer fields, softball fields, and baseball fields.

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Harvest Moon 

This scratch kitchen might become your favorite place to spend a Friday night! Showcasing a wide variety of locally sourced products, Harvest Moon is an example of how tender love and care can make great food taste even better! Enjoy one of their many craft coffee brews for breakfast or brunch, and come back for a classic reuben sandwich for dinner.

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Impressed with Canal Winchester?

You’ll be calling the friendly community, rustic charm, and unique history of Canal Winchester home as soon as you lay eyes on it! If you’re interested in this Central Ohio town, contact our team for more information—we’d be happy to schedule a tour of your favorite listings.

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