The weather has been cooperating and many people have been stopping in wishing to take a tour, so Historic Fort Steuben will be opening on April 25th, a week earlier than scheduled.
Take a self-guided tour or tour the Fort with a trained Interpreter who will provide you with facts as well as human interest stories about the Fort and the time period.
The historic fort originally was built in 1786-1787 by the 1st American Regiment to protect government surveyors from hostile Indians as they laid out the first seven ranges of the Northwest Territory. The fort was named after George Washington’s great drillmaster, Baron von Steuben.
The seven buildings with exhibits and interpretive signage include the Officers’ quarters, the Commissary, the Quartermaster, the Blacksmith, the Hospital, the Frontier Camp and the Enlisted Men’s Quarters.
In addition to the reconstructed fort, visit the Fort Visitor Center’s Exhibit Hall and Museum Shop, which offers a variety of books, toys, replicas, artwork, and gift items to purchase. Also located on the Fort Steuben Park grounds is the Veterans Memorial Fountain and the Louis Berkman Amphitheater, where free Thursday evening concerts are held during the summer.
Hours are the same as last year, Monday thru Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am until 4:00pm.
For more information on Historic Fort Steuben and their festivals and events, visit www.oldfortsteuben.com