A Little About Us

Dresden, Ohio has long been known as Basket Village USA as it is the home of the “World’s Largest Basket” and the birthplace of the Longaberger Company. The Village is located in Jefferson and Cass townships in Muskingum County, Ohio, along the Muskingum River. It was founded on March 9, 1835, but it was not until late in the 1800’s when Dresden’s basket making heritage and proud traditions took root. At that time there was also a woolen mill as well as a paper mill, which employed many of Dresden's residents.

Dresden includes several individually owned shops, restaurants and lodging facilities that span through the heart of this quaint little village. When you are done shopping and dining enjoy a walk along one of our paved, scenic walking and biking paths. Or, better yet, bring your boat and take a relaxing ride along the Muskingum River. In a world that is bustling with busyness, you owe it to yourself to slow down for an afternoon, a day, or even the weekend and come see all that Dresden, Ohio has to offer.

Come Find Us


P.O. Box 707
Dresden, OH 43821