Margy Vogy Visions offers unique walking tours in historic Downtown Massillon. Groups over 12 people may schedule private tours! Check out Margy's seasonally scheduled public tours as well for more unique opportunities to learn about our local history!
Historic Fourth Street Walking Tour
Saunter along the slate sidewalks lining the brick street to visit Massillon’s historic Fourth Street. The rich history and architectural excellence of the town’s grandest old neighborhood qualify it to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Savor an exterior look at the mansions spanning a century of design (1830s to 1930s), the homes of Massillon’s entrepreneurs and bankers, prominent families who hosted Presidents McKinley and Garfield, and humanitarians who harbored fugitive slaves.
Massillon Cemetery Monuments Walking Tour
Meet at the main gate of the cemetery 1827 South Erie Street, Massillon Park free on both sides of the street (not in cemetery) 2 hours among trees and tales of intriguing ancestor
Massillon Cemetery Mausoleums Walking Tour
Take a leisurely two-hour stroll through Massillon Cemetery to learn the history of the community, the cemetery, and the National Register residence. Walkers will see monuments commemorating individuals who contributed to Massillon’s history, some to the nation, some to the world: inventors, industrialists, philanthropists, military heroes, and political leaders. The beautiful cemetery architectural examples—mausoleums and monuments from the 1840s to the present—are sheltered by an ancient tree canopy.
Along the Lincoln Highway Walking Tour
Revisit the history and architecture of Massillon's downtown to learn about the canal, early businesses, National Register sites, and the people who built the town. Stories include the fire at First Methodist Church, human flies, the Washington’s birthday flood, military monuments, and airplanes built in the upper floor of a downtown building. Imagine Coxey’s march mustering here, streetcars lining the center of the street, a fire consuming a full city block, and unfettered gambling.
Children’s Downtown Tour and Treasure Hunt
Students in third grade and older can enjoy a central downtown tour to learn about the origins of Massillon, the canal, the memorials, famous Massillon people, streetcars, downtown buildings, and the award-winning murals. Turn the experience into a scavenger hunt with a take-home souvenir booklet. Combine the tour with a visit to the Massillon Museum, Massillon Municipal Court, a picnic on Duncan Plaza, or a stop at the Massillon Public Library. We might even get to wave to the mayor!