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.


Open Saturdays 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Other days, by appointment please.

To schedule please email us at ohiovalleyrivermuseum@gmail.com.

Annual Dinner Cruise

Saturday, June 23th, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Blennerhassett Island Boat Ride and Tour – $50 per person. Onboard raffle! Fun filled event! Event is handicap accessible.
Tour includes ride on the Island Belle sternwheeler to and from the island, catered luncheon, tour of the mansion, and horse-drawn wagon ride around the island.
Payment due no later than June 15th. Please indicate your meal choice of either baked chicken or baked steak.
Reservations must be paid in advance. Call 740-391-6304 to make reservations today!

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

Boat will leave Point Park on 2nd Street in Parkersburg, WV at 12:00 pm — so plan to board around 11:30 am. Parking lot is next to Point Park.

Special Thanks

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