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Walking Tours

Four walks, each starting outside the Massillon Museum, feature special aspects of Massillon’s history:  Downtown Churches (about two miles), Femininity in Football City (about a mile and a half), Public Art (about a mile and a half), and Historic Downtown (about one mile). 

Walkers can follow each route by listening to narration and directions by local historian Margy Vogt or by reading them on their mobile devices.  Each stop along the way includes a brief history and photograph of the site.  Signs will be posted along the routes with color-coded arrows to assist with wayfinding. Sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and ear buds are recommended.

Femininity in a Football City Tour

Follow the Purple arrow

(about 1.5 miles) Throughout history, the women of Massillon have been instrumental in today’s structure and society.

Public Art Tour

Follow the Orange arrow

(about 1.5 miles) Learn about the outstanding works of art throughout the downtown

Church Tour

Follow the Green arrow

(about 2 miles) Massillon is blessed with many architecturally interesting churches. Four are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Some are revered for their significant stained glass windows. And many have fascinating histories.

Historic Downtown Tour

Follow the Blue arrow

(about 1.5 miles) Downtown Massillon is rich in history

*Local historian Margy Vogt will resume in-person guided tours in 2022. Visit for more information and a schedule.