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.
We are currently working with the Corps of Engineers to select a site and build a new state-of-the-art visitor’s center at the dam to house our collection and the historic J.A. CRESAP sternwheeler.