Discover Steubenville in eastern Ohio!
History, music, art and Nutcrackers make Steubenville OH and Jefferson County a destination all through the year. The area is rich in history, settled as part of the westward expansion of the country that began after the Revolutionary War. Twenty-four larger than life murals around the city follow its development from its frontier beginnings to its decades of industrial strength and as the home of important figures as Edwin Stanton. Renowned artists Eric Grohe and Robert Dafford are among the muralists who made history come to life in this distinctive project. Step-on tour guides give entertaining and informative presentations on each mural and some colorful city history as well. Self-guided tours are available at the Visitor Center for those who prefer to explore on their own.
From May through October, more history can be experienced at Historic Fort Steuben, a reconstructed 18th century fort on its original site overlooking the Ohio River. Originally built to house the soldiers of the 1st American Regiment and the surveyors of the Northwest Territory, today the Fort provides an insight into life on the Ohio frontier. Within its picket walls, ten buildings house exhibits on fort life, frontiersmen’s habits, and surveying history. Knowledgeable interpreters give the stories behind the history. This family-friendly site also includes the Berkman Amphitheater with free concerts on Thursday evenings throughout the summer.
Adjacent to the Fort is the original First Federal Land Office west of the Alleghenies. Established in 1801 to register the deeds and land grants in the new territory, today this log structure is fully furnished as a 19th century home office.
Music and art are featured in Steubenville’s First Fridays on Fourth events. In mid-June, Steubenville celebrates its native son, entertainer Dean Martin, with the Dean Martin Hometown Celebration and Street Fair. Arts, crafts, food and music are also part of Toronto’s Festival of the Arts during Labor Day weekend while all things apple can be found at Unionport’s Apple Stirrin’ in October.
As the holiday season approaches, plan a visit to the Steubenville Nutcracker Village and Advent Market in Fort Steuben Park. Over 150 uniquely designed 6-foot Nutcrackers welcome visitors daily while local artisans and vendors offer hand crafted gifts and foods for six weekends at the outdoor market. Hayrides, entertainment, and trolley tours add to the fun. Inside the Visitor Center a Christmas Wonderland brings smiles and joy to all ages.
An appreciation of the past is part of the charm of Bayberry Bed & Breakfast on Historic North Fourth Street: several stately homes that offer elegance as well as modern convenience to visitors. Additional accommodations can be found at Best Western Plus/The Inn & Suites at Franciscan Square, Microtel, Hampton Inn and Super 8 Motel.
A 20-minute drive brings you to the Historic Mt. Pleasant, a village nestled among the hills of Jefferson County that played a pivotal role in the Underground Railroad and Abolition Movement.
For more information on these and other attractions contact the Steubenville Visitor Center, 120 S. 3rd Street, Steubenville OH 43952,1-866-301-1787, email@example.com or www.visitsteubenville.com.