Signaling a renewed interest in downtown Steubenville, Ohio, and a commitment to revitalize the community, sits Historic Fort Steuben, with its authentic 18th century fort, award winning Visitors Center, refreshing park and fountain, and the Berkman Amphitheater.
The Old Fort Steuben Project (OFSP), a non-profit, citizen generated, and community supported organization, was formed in 1986 to construct, maintain, and promote the 1787 Fort Steuben on its original site overlooking the Ohio River. Since then the OFSP has converted a blighted city block into an exceptional educational and historical complex that recreates life on the Ohio frontier, and makes history come alive to visitors of all ages. Hundreds of school children from Steubenville and the surrounding region participate in the educational tours and programs offered at the fort. Special exhibits and festivals celebrate Ohio's place in American history throughout the year.
With a grant from the National Scenic Byways program, the OFSP developed Fort Steuben Park, the home of the Fort Steuben Visitor Center that welcomes thousands of visitors each year. The Veterans Memorial Fountain has become a landmark in downtown Steubenville, a place for people to meet and gather together.
History - Education - Culture: Historic Fort Steuben is a keystone in the redevelopment of the downtown Steubenville Area.