Frontier Days at Historic Fort Steuben, Ohio

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Photo Courtesy Historic Fort Steuben
Reenactors shoot rifles at Frontier Days.

Historic Fort Steuben — a reconstructed 18th-century fort overlooking the Ohio River — opens its mighty wooden gates for two special days, June 8 and 9, to reenactors, demonstrators, musicians, dancers, storytellers, artists, crafters, and visitors of all ages for its family-friendly festival. 

The 1st American Regiment sets up camp and demonstrates the boom of its cannon, as well as the daily life of the enlisted men who inhabited the Fort in 1787. Buildings are open for tours, Baron von Steuben teaches military drills to young volunteers, and Chief Logan tells his story while settlers outside the walls provide insight into life on the Ohio frontier. 

Meet the blacksmith, candlemaker, woodworker, and others who demonstrate 18th- and 19th-century skills. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for youth, and children under 6 are free.