The Steubenville Convention & Visitors Bureau - 740-283-4935 or
Historic Fort Steuben, Visitors Center
Judy Bratten, Executive Director
120 South Third Street
Steubenville OH 43952
"Keeping History Alive"

  • Did you know that you or your organization can rent a room in the Fort or Visitors Center for a meeting or event? Call to find out rates and availability at 740-283-1787. Ask for Judy Bratten.
  • Interpreters Needed – If you can volunteer one or two days a month, contact Judy Bratten at 740-283-1787.
  • Membership Dinner Scheduled – May,  annual dinner
  • Festival Planning – The Fort Steuben Festival is held annual in June on Father's Day weekend
  • The Berkman Outdoor Amphitheater has great live entertainment, with great acoustics and seating.
  • Memorial Bricks – A gift that keeps giving, purchase in honor of a loved one.

The Ohio Valley Consortium - There are links to the other historical museums on the site.

Historical Bethany, Ohio County, West Virginia -


  • Serpent Mound State Memorial – 3850 St. Rt. 73, Peebles, OH 45660-9221 or call 800-752-2787
  • Hopewell Culture Memorial Historic Park – 16062 St. Rt. 104, Chillicothe, OH 45601-9701 or call 740-774-1125
  • Flint Ridge State Memorial – 7091 Brownsville Road SE, Glenford, OH 43739-9609 or call 800-283-8707
  • Mound builders State Memorial – 99 Cooper Ave., Newark, OH 43055-2422 or call 800-600-7178
  • Fort Hill State Memorial – 13614 Fort Hill Road, Hillsboro, OH 45133-9033 or call 800-283-8905


Thrifty Car Rental  - Rent car or SUV – all rentals include 3-day special/1,000 miles free! Call Kelly Larsen, owner at 740-283-2277 in advance. They offer airport pick ups.Tell them you are a member of the Jefferson County Chapter, OGS.


Contact the Convention & Visitors Bureau for maps and other information. Phone 1-800-510-4442- or check out their web site at

The Best Accommodations in the county:

  • Austin Lake- "A fun place for the whole family. Located at 1002 Twp Hwy. 285A, Toronto, Ohio or phone- 740-544-LAKE. RV set up. Outdoor nature includes, deer, raccoon, beaver, opossum, wild turkeys, great blue heron, red tail hawks, owls and more! Camping, picnics (family reunions), swimming, fishing (state license not required!), horseshoes, sand volleyball, and hiking. They have hot showers, indoor bathrooms and laundry room. Pavilions can be reserved for reunions and other parties and gatherings! (Dog swimming area!) Take a step back in time…or better yet, throw away your watch! Austin Lake is nestled in the scenic hills of the Ohio Valley, first surveyed by George Washington. Beautiful pristine woodlands surround the fresh water creek and spring-fed lake! History of the Lake- The Cable Family, builders of Austin Lake, has been in the Ohio Valley since Jonathan Cable first settled by Yellow Creek in 1810. Austin Lake was built on a recreation park in 1944. They are the fourth generation to welcome you to Jefferson County. They have 1,300 acres to explore. The owners will tell you, "leave your cell phones at home because they don’t work in our valley."
  • Hilltop Haven Bed and Breakfast - Contact the royal couple, Charles and Diana Swearingen for reservations at – 228 High Haven Dr., Toronto, Ohio 43968. Access to Toronto Union Cemetery records!  Call 1-877-HLLTPBB or and tell them you are a member of the Jefferson County Chapter, OGS (non-smoking)
  • The Lamp Post Bed & Breakfast- "Relax in a home atmosphere." Located at 372 Canton Rd., Wintersville, Ohio.  TheLampPost@AOL.COM or phone 740-264-0591. ( rates include breakfast, non smoking)
  • The Brandywine Inn - This is an entire house rental, located in the beautiful hills of Toronto, Island Creek Twp., Ohio. The Inn includes four bedrooms and a sitting room with a queen size pull out couch. (rates do not include breakfast)

 Historical Locations to Eat
Lunch and Dinner Family Style Meals (no lodging)

  • Mill Creek Inn  - A wonderful little restaurant with local style home cooking. The original historical homestead built back in the early 1800's by the Maxwell Family, has been completely restored by owner, Roger Pyles. It is a local attraction, nestled in the hills of Reeds Mills, Cross Creek Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. You may need to call for reservations during holidays, or otherwise you can stop in for lunch or dinner.  Note - if you have a large group, you should consider making reservations. Located on old State Route 22A, just outside of Wintersville. Head down the hill toward the Joint Vocational School in Bloomingdale, Jefferson County, Ohio. The Inn sits nestled on the left at the bottom of Reeds Mills.

The Mill Creek Inn
Phone: 740-264-0489
Owner: Roger Pyles
572 Reeds Mills
Bloomingdale, Ohio 43910
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
Open from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday - 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.