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Bob Evans Farm Restaurant Museum

 

791 Farmview Rd
Gallipolis, OH 45631

There are always going to be certain things that will part of what country and rural living is all about.

Farming, family, and food are three biggies that play a role in the definition and Bob Evans has been combining all of them since he began making sausage on his Southeastern Ohio farm in 1948 to serve at a nearby diner that he owned.

Today, his Homestead and farm in Ohio has been added to the National Register of Historic Places and turned into the company’s museum. Also still on site, and in operation, is the first of his Bob Evans restaurants that began in his front yard as a sausage stand.

After enjoying a hearty country breakfast, there is still plenty more to explore around the vast farm.

Start inside of the 2-story Homestead and journey through the heritage that has made Bob Evans an American tradition for families around the country.

You get the opportunity to travel back in time as you view several of the marketing commercials on an old school television console and see the original kitchen that those commercials were filmed in.

Then gander through the many photos, documents, and displays along the path as they guide you through the years and historic dates for the company as history unfolds before your eyes.

But the Homestead and restaurant aren’t the only places to explore on the property.

Also on the property is the log cabin village which is full of reconstructed cabins and a schoolhouse, a coal mine, an ancient Indian burial mound, and exquisite views of Racoon Creek and the cave just across it, where rumor has it that Daniel Boone slept.

When most people think of Bob Evans, they instantly think of sausage and his restaurant.

But when you make a visit to the farm that started it all, you find that the story is about so much more than only food, but it is also about the influence and the rich history of the area that surrounds the farm.

Fun Fact – Every year, the farm hosts a variety of themed events for the community including their annual Bob Evans Farm Festival and Christmas Down on the Farm.

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