Ohio River Museum

Explore the story of the Ohio River and step aboard the W.P. Snyder Jr., the nation’s last intact steam-powered, stern-wheeled towboat

Ohio River Museum

601 Front Street, Marietta, OH, USA
2021 April-Labor Day
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 – 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00

2021 September-October
Saturday: 12:00 – 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00

2021 November - 2022 March (and Easter)

Groups & tours by appointment.

Combination Passes are for 1 Day only and include both museums.
Adult - $7.00 Adult combo pass - $9.00 Student - $4.00 Student combo pass - $5.00 OHC Member - $0.00 Children under 6 - $0.00

Masks are no longer required but please practice social distancing whenever possible.


Explore the story of the Ohio River and step aboard the W.P. Snyder Jr., the nation’s last intact steam-powered, stern-wheeled towboat. The museum consists of three exhibit buildings, the first chronicling the origins and natural history of the Ohio River. The history of the steamboat on the Ohio River system is featured in the second building, along with a video presentation on river steamboats. The last building features displays about boat building, mussels in the Ohio River system and tools and equipment from the steamboat era.

Outside the museum, on the Muskingum River, you can take an escorted tour of the W.P. Snyder Jr.—the last intact steam-powered “pool-type” stern-wheeled towboat in the United States. After your museum visit, cruise the Ohio River on the Valley Gem, a working sternwheeler docked next door to the Ohio River Museum. Average visit time: Allow 1+ hours

  • Audiences: K-5th Grade Students, 6-8th Grade Students, 9-12th Grade Students, Higher Education Students, Educators, Families, Government, Specialists, Tourists, Community Groups, History Enthusiasts & Sports Fans
  • Historical Topics: Industry & Labor & Transportation
  • Regions: Southeast Ohio
  • Site Activities: Self-Guided
  • Museum & Site Type: Ohio History Connection Site

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