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-five 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. Step-on tour guides give 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 and the adjacent First Federal Land Office, an original log structure.
In the spacious Exhibit Hall visitors can browse displays on the Lewis & Clark expedition, Native American history and the Ohio River. This family-friendly site also includes the Berkman Amphitheater with free concerts on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. Information on the Ohio River Scenic Byway and other sites can be obtained in the Visitor Center.
Spring welcomes an annual Quilt Show at the Visitor Center and the Great Steubenville Eggsibition – a hunt for beautifully decorated, huge Easter Eggs in the downtown. Music, art, crafts, food and monthly activities are featured in downtown Steubenville’s First Fridays on Fourth events. In June, Ohio Valley Frontier Days and the Greek Food Festival welcome friends and visitors to experience the city’s heritage.
Fort Steuben Park and the downtown are transformed for the Christmas holiday season for the Steubenville Nutcracker Village when over 180 uniquely designed, life-size Nutcrackers are on display under a canopy of lights and music.
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 through the countryside 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. An annual Home & Garden Tour the first weekend in August is an exceptional opportunity for history and antique lovers. Add a visit to the nearby Farm Restaurant and Black Sheep Vineyard for a memorable weekend.
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.