Attractions

Attractions

Historical Sites

  • Blaine Bridge

    Enjoy your walk on Ohio’s Official Bicentennial Bridge… Ohio’s oldest bridge.

  • The Black Horse Inn may be Morristown’s most famous landmark. Erected around 1807 as a smaller structure, additions came later along the years.

  • This was the first Quaker Meeting in the Northwest Territory. When the Northwest Territory opened for settlement, Quakers living in slave states in the south moved here to settle in what was a slave-free territory.

  • Great Stone Viaduct

    The Great Stone Viaduct served as the western approach to the former Baltimore and Ohio railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River.

  • Great Western Schoolhouse

    The school is located five miles west of the Belmont County Courthouse in St. Clairsville on the north side of the National Road. Visitors traveling on I-70 would use Exit 213 and follow Rt. # 40 West to Ohio University's Eastern Campus.

  • Eight churches of various religions can be found along 4th & 5th Streets, Walnut, Locust and Clay.

  • Ohio University Eastern Campus historic sites include the covered bridge located to the east of the university and the Great Western School. Dysart Woods is also an OU property.

  • Shaeffer Campbell Covered Bridge
    Stands east of the Ohio University Eastern Campus, I-70 Exit 213, overlooking a pond. It was originally built in 1891 in Fairfield County. Rescued from destruction in the late 1960’s, it was reconstructed on the present site in 1975.
  • Sandy Ridge Rd. (off Rt. 147, east of town) The plain federal style brick building seats 1,500. Built in 1878 to house the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Conservative Friends. The building contains a Quaker Heritage Museum. Open by appointment.

  • (Rt. 7 north, Hanover St. exit, north on Fourth St.) Dating from 1795, the cemetery is Martins Ferry’s oldest pioneer landmark. It is the resting place of the Zane and Martin families.

Museums

  • 4597 Noble St.

  • 101 E. Barrister Street Belmont, Ohio 43718. The Belmont County Military Veterans Museum is the home of artifacts and history pertaining to the service provided by veterans from Belmont County.
  • Belmont Victorian Mansion
    532 N. Chestnut St. Award winning and built in the 1800’s is this 26-room mansion of elegance. Superbly carved oak fretwork, butternut and hand-carved wood mantels are just a few of the finely crafted features inside.
  • Great Western Schoolhouse

    The school is located five miles west of the Belmont County Courthouse in St. Clairsville on the north side of the National Road. Visitors traveling on I-70 would use Exit 213 and follow Rt. # 40 West to Ohio University's Eastern Campus.

  • Imperial Glass Museum

    3200 Belmont St. (St. Rt. 7 to 26th St. exit. North on Belmont St. to 32nd.) 

  • Sedgwick Museum

    Contains materials pertaining to the area in and surrounding Martins Ferry.

  • Sheriff's Residence Museum

    This 1880’s former Sheriff’s Residence is a museum to the county. Once housing each sheriff and his family, it is now home to artifacts and pictures telling the history of the many communities throughout Belmont County. 

  • Sandy Ridge Rd. (off Rt. 147, east of town) The plain federal style brick building seats 1,500. Built in 1878 to house the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Conservative Friends. The building contains a Quaker Heritage Museum. Open by appointment.

  • Underground Railroad Museum

    Features an extensive collection of publications, books, memorabilia and other articles. The exhibits portray what is known about slavery and the underground railroad in Ohio, and presents an understanding of the culture in the 1800’s.

  • Watt Center for History & the Arts

    Rt. 800 S., left at first light onto Church St. to Mulberry St. intersects with Watt Ave., turn left. The original office building of the Watt Car and Wheel Company. Exhibits including coal history, business, industry and agriculture.

Sightseeing

  • Follow directions to Simpson Barn.  Pass it by about 3 miles before Centerville – on the left.

  • (I-70 Exit 208 to Rt. 149 south).  1,232 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Year-round camping available with a shower house and electric.

  • I-70 Exit 216, go south on Rt. 9 approx. 3 miles – make a left on County Rd. 5.  Go 3 more mile and barn is on the right side (down the hill) before Glencoe.
    65020 Glencoe Rd, St. Clairsville  

  • Dickinson Cattle Ranch

    35000 Muskrat Rd. I-70 Exit 202 South 1 mile, west 1 mile on Muskrat Rd. 

  • Dysart Woods Park

    Dysart Woods, a 50-acre tract of old-growth oak forest, is the largest known remnant of the original forest of southeastern Ohio.

  • I-70 Exit 208, go south on #149. Turn right (west) onto #147. At Bethesda 4-way stop, go south on #26.  Travel through Bethesda on 26.  At “Y” take 92, then south on #86.

  • Egypt Valley Wildlife Area is situated in the southeastern part of Ohio, in Belmont and Guernsey counties. The primary access through the area is Interstate 70 and Stare Route 800. Morristown is located 3 miles east of the wildlife area.
  • Escape Zone, A Live Escape Experience, is a 60-minute adventure game where participants solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete objectives in a themed room.
  • Chestnut & Church Streets. This 1902 “Chinese Gothic” native red sandstone church contains magnificent stained glass windows imported from Willet Studio in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Great Stone Viaduct

    The Great Stone Viaduct served as the western approach to the former Baltimore and Ohio railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River.

  • Great Western Schoolhouse

    The school is located five miles west of the Belmont County Courthouse in St. Clairsville on the north side of the National Road. Visitors traveling on I-70 would use Exit 213 and follow Rt. # 40 West to Ohio University's Eastern Campus.

  • Eight churches of various religions can be found along 4th & 5th Streets, Walnut, Locust and Clay.

  • Historic Kirkwood is where Bridgeport roots were planted. It was Joseph Kirkwood (1784–1856) who established a settlement on the west side of the Ohio River. He was returning to the land father, Capt. Robert Kirkwood, had received in 1789.

  • I-70 Exit 208, go south on # 149.  At the stop sign turn left (east) onto #147.  The barn is located on the right, set back a bit off the road as you drive up hill. 

  • I-70 Exit 202 - take Rt. 800 south through Barnesville.  Continue 7 miles south towards Somerton. Barn is on the right at 56640 Somerton Highway, Barnesville.  

  • Mail Pouch Barn in Barkcamp State Park, painted by deceased barn painter Harley Warrick of Belmont, Ohio. This is one of many barns on which Harley left his mark.

  • I-70 Exit 208, go south on #149. Turn right (west) onto #147. At Bethesda 4-way stop, go south on #26.  Travel through Bethesda on 26, staying on 26 about 3 miles to pond on left.

  • I-70 Exit 215 travel east on Rt. 40 to St.Clairsville. Turn left at 2nd light onto N. Marietta St. Turn right at stop sign onto Newell Ave. Turn left at stop sign onto N. Market St. Follow N. Market St. to ballfields.
  • Ohio Bicentennial Barn in Belmont County is one of the 88 painted in each of Ohio’s counties. Scott Hagan of Jerusalem, Ohio painted all 88 barns. This one is located off I-70 Exit 208, go south on Rt. 149.

  • Visit Ohio Valley Mall’s specialty shops including: American Eagle Outfitters, Buckle, Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks Coffee Drive-Thru and Chipotle. Shop Boscov’s, Macy’s, Marshalls and play at the new Tilt Studio.
  • I-70 Exit 208, go south on #149. The barn is on the left located just before Barkcamp State Park entrance.  

  • I-70 Exit 202 and take Rt. 800 south to #148 east.  Leave #148 onto Cty Rd. 26 and travel 3.4 miles. Barn is on the left. 

    Pattern is: “Buckeye”

  • Shaeffer Campbell Covered Bridge
    Stands east of the Ohio University Eastern Campus, I-70 Exit 213, overlooking a pond. It was originally built in 1891 in Fairfield County. Rescued from destruction in the late 1960’s, it was reconstructed on the present site in 1975.
  • I-70 Exit 208, go south on #149.  At the stop sign turn left (east) onto #147.  Go to the top of the hill, turn left at the stop sign.  Follow #147 southeast out of Belmont approx. 3 miles, the barn is on the left side.

  • I-70 Exit 208, go south on #149. Turn right(west) onto #147. At Bethesda 4-way stop, continue west on #147. The barn is located approx.

  • I-70 Exit 202 and take Rt. 800 northwest to County. Rd. 108 (North Rd.) just before Hendrysburg. Travel 4 miles and the barn is on the right with quilt pattern facing north.

  • Sandy Ridge Rd. (off Rt. 147, east of town) The plain federal style brick building seats 1,500. Built in 1878 to house the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Conservative Friends. The building contains a Quaker Heritage Museum. Open by appointment.

  • The Belmont County Fair has been a family tradition since 1849. The Belmont County Agricultural Society invites you to come to the fair and celebrate the youth of our community as they share their goals and accomplishments.

  • I-70 between exits 208 & 213, west of St. Clairsville on Historic National Road/ US Rt. 40 and across the road (on north side) from Jamboree in the Hills. 

Scenic Byways

  • The Drovers' Trail Scenic Byway is located in Belmont County, following State Route 800 between Hendrysburg and Barnesville and State Route 147 from Barnesville to Bellaire.
  • Historic National Road has been designated an All-American Road by the Federal Highway Administration, which administers the National Scenic Byways Program.

  • The Ohio River Scenic Byway spans 14 diverse Appalachian Counties in eastern and southern Ohio. Along its 452 mile stretch you will find an appreciation for history, resources, diversity and natural beauty.

Parks

  • Challenge course/zip lines. Guided tours, all levels. Come play and test yourself. May-Oct.

  • (I-70 Exit 208 to Rt. 149 south).  1,232 acres of rolling hills and woodlands. Year-round camping available with a shower house and electric.

  • Barnesville Memorial Park features a newly renovated swimming pool, recently constructed main playground, swings, a gazebo, Albert S.
  • The American Birding Association describes birding trails as driving routes linking birding locations. According to Birding magazine, birding trails serve as “gateways to conservation and adventure” by combining ecotourism and regional education.

  • Epworth Park

    The Epworth Park Cottage Owners Association invites you to visit historic Epworth Park. The park continues to instill the peace and serenity which offers an escape from the fast-paced lifestyle that we know today.

  • Playground, Baseball/Softball field, Basketball Court, Amphitheater, Swimming Pool, Picnic tables throughout the park.

  • Home to the area’s largest competitive handicap 5-person team bowling tournament with over $100,000 paid in prize money. Open bowling is always available. Open late every day!

  • Playground, Baseball field, Basketball Court, Amphitheater, Swimming Pool, Shelters.

  • Playground, Baseball/Softball field, Basketball Court, Amphitheater, Swimming Pool, Picnic tables throughout the park.

  • Zion is an 800 + acre retreat and nature center with a 27-acre lake, various small fishing ponds, rustic and luxury cabins, 1.85-mile trail around the lake, stand-up paddle board and kayak rental, swimming area, playground, aqua zip, beach, sand vol