Last updated: 1/16/2009
Steubenville, Ohio
Street Address
120 S. 3rd Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
Mailing Address
120 S. 3rd Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
phone: 740-283-1787
e-mail: judy@oldfortsteuben.com
web: www.oldfortsteuben.com
Hours
Historic Fort Steuben
Fort open May-October
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday12 PM - 4 PM
Visitor Center and Gift Shop
Open all year
Monday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
First Federal Land Office of the Northwest
Tours of the Land Office may be scheduled as part of your visit to Historic Fort Steuben.
Admissions
Fort:
$5/adult,
$3/children,
under 6 free;
discounts for groups

Visitor Center, free.
Staff
Judith Bratten, Director
phone: 740-283-1787
Description

Historic Fort Steuben is a recreation of life on the Ohio frontier in the late 1700's when the young American government was planning to survey and sell newly acquired land: the Northwest Territory (which was to become Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin). The recruits were young and inexperienced; the supplies were limited; life was difficult. Only one of two fully reconstructed forts in Ohio on its original site, Historic Fort Steuben brings to life the harsh realities only hinted at in history textbooks. Further exhibits of pioneer and Native American life are found in the Exhibit Hall of the Visitor Center. When the fort is closed for the winter, seasonal exhibits on American history and culture are on display in the Exhibit Hall. Future plans include a permanent exhibit on the Native Americans of the region, the history of surveying, and frontier life of the early settlers. Located in downtown Steubenville, a visit to Historic Fort Steuben encompasses three centuries on one site. The adjacent Fort Steuben Park is the home of the Berkman Amphitheater where free summer concerts are held each year.

History

The Old Fort Steuben Project, Inc. was formed in 1986 as a tax-exempt non-profit organization to reconstruct, preserve, and promote the 18th century fort and its place in American and Ohio history and to provide educational, historical, and cultural programs.

Educational Programs

Exhibits and programs for Black History Month and Constitution Day, class tours, teacher packets, and assistance in research.

Governance

Board of Trustees

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