Steubenville, Ohio, is known as The City of Murals for the 24 larger-than-life murals painted on buildings throughout the city creating an 'outdoor' art museum. From Pioneer Days highlighting the Ohio Valley's part in westward expansion to Dean Martin (the city's native son) and the Rat Pack to dramatic scenes of steel workers in the now closed steel mills, the murals present local history in a colorful and novel way. The three newest murals are: The Civil War Telegraph Office, depicting Abraham Lincoln with two men from Steubenville: Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, and David Homer Bates, telegrapher; the Moses Fleetwood Walker mural, a Steubenville native and first black professional baseball player; and Dorothy Sloop, a Steubenville musician who inspired Ohio's official rock song "Hang-on Sloopy". Visitors can learn about the area's stories and history from our knowledgeable & entertaining tour guides. Or take a self-guided driving or walking tour. Try to find the hidden details in our Mural Scavenger Hunt. We offer various individual and package tours. Contact the Steubenville Visitor Center for details.
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