Ohio Valley River Museum

Clarington, Ohio

In 2016, the Ohio Valley River Museum partnered with the Pittsburgh District Army Corps of Engineers to renovate and reopen the Visitor’s Center that had been closed since 9/11. On July 1, 2017 the renovated center reopened to the public with great fanfare and celebration lead by the Army Corps of Engineers and local dignitaries. We are very grateful and appreciative of the support and dedication shown by the Pittsburgh District Corps of Engineers.

We invite you to stop by the dam and view our latest exhibits at the Visitor’s Center and observation deck. Visitors can view historic exhibits, see informative videos, and watch towboats and other vessels lock through the dam. Restrooms, picnic tables, and pavilion on site. Enjoy the walking trails or watch local bird wildlife, including bald eagles that reside in the area.

Open daily from 8:00 AM to dusk.


Please schedule your visit by calling
or by emailing

Annual Dinner Cruise

Saturday, August 10th, 2019
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Muskingum River and Devola Lock Cruise – $50 per person. Onboard raffle! Fun filled event! Event is handicap accessible.
Tour includes three hour scenic cruise, full course catered luncheon, complete lock-thru of Devola Locks and Dam. Join us as we announce our exciting plans for 2020 and beyond with some big surprises!

Luncheon will include hors d’oeuvres, prime rib and chicken marsala, green beans, rice pilaf, garden salad, and cheese cake and key lime pie for dessert.

Boarding begins at 1:30 PM at the Valley Gem Landing’s located at 601 Front Street, Marietta, OH 45750.

Payment due no later than August 3rd. Reservations must be paid in advance. Reservations can be made by mail with check and number of guests listed, or by calling 740-391-6304 or emailing ohiovalleyrivermuseum@gmail.com.

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

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to the Ohio Valley Community Credit Union for their continued support & generosity!