Ohio Valley River Museum

Clarington, Ohio


Thank you for visiting the online home of the Ohio Valley River Museum. We are extremely proud of our facility. We sincerely hope your time with us proves both enjoyable and educational. We request your comments and/or suggestions regarding any aspect of our museum that you would like to share with us.


Welcome All Visitors! If your club, organization, or class wishes to see the current exhibits and/or your group wishes to meet at the Ohio Valley River Museum, we are happy to arrange your request! Currently, we do not have regular hours during the fall and winter months, but we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please contact the President, Taylor Abbott and schedule your visit with us now!

2017 Calendars


2017 calendars are now for sale at Clarington Carry-Out, Marv’s Place Restaurant in Sardis, or mail ordered from the museum. They feature a collection of ferryboat photographs. $10 each plus $3 S & H if ordering by mail.
Mail checks to:
Ohio Valley River Museum
PO Box 162
Clarington, OH 43915.

2016 calendars are still available.

Thanks to the generosity of Swiss Valley Engineering Company we are handicap accessible! A chair lift has been installed.



Open Saturdays 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Other days, by appointment please.

Call to schedule 740-458-1873.

Annual Dinner Cruise

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Valley Gem Dinner Cruise – $50 per person. Onboard raffle! Fun filled event!
Payment due no later than May 25th.
Reservations must be paid in advance. Contact: Taylor Abbott at 740-458-1873 to make reservations today!

Mail checks, payable to:
OVR Museum
P.O. Box 162
Clarington, OH 43915

Boat will leave Port Marietta (601 S. Front St) at 3:00 pm — so plan to board around 2:30 pm. Parking available. We will cruise up the Muskingum River!


We have signed a “Partnership Agreement” with the Hannibal Locks & Dam to get the Visitors’ Center re-opened before the end of the year.

Volunteers are needed to help prepare the building & surrounding site — light work, such as painting, cleaning, power-washing, scraping etc. are needed.

If you can volunteer a few hours, please call 740-458-1873 & let them know what hours you could donate!

Become a Member

Basic benefits include free admission to the museum, subscription to the museum’s newsletter, a 10% discount for the museum store, admission to members only events and the annual membership meeting.

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