Nelsonville’s Historic Public Square

One of Ohio’s most beautiful and historic downtown districts, the Nelsonville Public Square is centered around a beautiful fountain that was built in 1904. The Public Square is home to a thriving collection of shops, galleries and restaurants and offers a rich taste of Athens County’s large Appalachian artist community. Within walking distance are the Rocky Brands Outlet Store and the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.

The Nelsonville Public Square is off of Rt. 33 and makes a nice stop on the way to Athens.

Rocky Outdoor Gear

Originally from Nelsonville, Rocky Outdoor Gear has expanded towards a world renown reputation for rugged outdoor and occupational footwear.

FullBrooks Café

FullBrooks Cafe offers fair trade organic coffee, specialty espresso drinks, a light lunch and breakfast menu, and delicious desserts.

Stuart’s Opera House & Gallery 1879

We envision Stuart’s Opera House as the cultural anchor and a center of expression on Nelsonville’s bustling and dynamic Public Square. It is a historic venue sought out by people of all ages, from all walks of life, and from near and far. Its well-earned reputation as an intimate, casual setting for continuous offerings of both familiar and innovative artistic performances and community events brings people back time and again.

The Little B Inn

A three-suite boutique inn that offers casually luxurious accommodations designed to appeal to the sophisticated traveler in the heart of downtown Nelsonville, Ohio.

Harper’s Market

Location: 39 West Columbus Street, Nelsonville

Phone: 740-753-9030

Hocking College Student Art Gallery

The Hocking College Student Art Gallery is a unique, cooperative gallery that is exclusively student-run. All of the fine artwork displayed in the gallery is created by up-and-coming student artists.

Starbrick Cooperative Gallery

Art enthusiasts will have no trouble at all finding their unique art and craft related needs met. Search the ship for oil paintings, prints, jewelry and more.

Nelsonville Quilt Company

Nelsonville Quilt Company is locally owned and able to provide you with of all of your quilting and fabric needs.

Nelsonville Emporium

Nelsonville Emporium features the artwork of over 75 local artists, a pottery studio on site, and a retail ceramic supply shop.

Nelsonville Farmers Market

Every Saturday, May 9 through October 31 stroll through the Nelsonville Farmers Market to purchase the season’s freshest produce, yummy baked goods and a couple of plants for your garden.

Morristowne Photography

Whether it’s commercial photography for your local business or family portraits taken in their Nelsonville studio, Morristowne Photography strives to capture those enduring images that will forever be a part of your family’s life story.

Paper Circle

Paper Circle is dedicated to the celebration, preservation and advancement of paper and book arts.

Rhapsody Music & Dining

Creative cuisine by award-winning chefs gives a fresh flavor to old favorites on the Appalachian farm-to-table menu. A full bar, an extensive wine selection and live music most Friday and Saturday evenings complete the Rhapsody experience.