Historic Fort Steuben

120 S. 3rd Street, Steubenville, OH 43952 - United States





A reconstructed 18th century military fort on its original site overlooking the Ohio River, Historic Fort Steuben recreates life on the Ohio frontier and the beginnings of America’s westward movement.

Each of the wooden structures that comprise the Fort have displays and interpretive signage that bring the past to life. The adjacent First Federal Land Office - an original structure from 1801 - provides an example of a 19th century home office.

The Exhibit Hall in the Visitor Center features displays on notable personalities such as Baron von Steuben and native son Edwin Stanton, as well as on the Native tribes that inhabited the area. There is also a Museum Shop and local art display in the Visitor Center as well as information on other attractions and events in the area.


Celebrate the Constitution
September 5-18, 2021
The Historic Fort Steuben offers its annual exhibit with information on the heated discussions and the exceptional characters who were instrumental in composing America’s foundational document. Visitors can view a docu-drama on the Constitutional Convention as well as put their signatures on a replica of the Constitution. Panels on the Bill of Rights and a "constitutional scavenger hunt" are part of the display.

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