Ohio River Museums and the Valley Gem Sternwheeler
601 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750
May 10, 2016 - 10:30 am
Free to QDA students
Non-QDA students $11.00
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 theW.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. Please bring a sack lunch.