Along this 20+ mile route you will discover the heritage that built Belmont County through the importance of transportation, agriculture, and the energy industries. Learn about outdoor recreation that is prevalent in our county, and the history that helped shaped us. Explore the buckeye backroads while driving along parts of Drovers Trail Scenic Byway. Shop small and stroll along the charming streets of Historic downtown Barnesville.
Saturday, April 29 • 11am -4pm
Join us for a self-guided driving tour around Belmont, Bethesda and Barnesville. This family-friendly event is free to the community and stops will include activities, demonstrations, and food trucks along the route.
Heritage Trail Passports (pdf) include the route map and details about each stop. Complete your passport and turn it in at any stop on the trail for your chance to win a Belmont themed gift basket!
Belmont Classic Cars
Take a drive back in time at this unique, family-owned classic and collector car dealership. Wander through their showroom and check out memorabilia and vehicles of the past.
STILLWATER MEETING HOUSE
Built in 1878 to house the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Conservative Friends (Quakers), this meeting house seats 1,500 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the history of Quakers in Barnesville with a tour of the Quaker Heritage Museum inside.
The Watt Center for History and the Arts is a museum that preserves and displays artifacts illustrating the rich history of business, industry and agriculture of Barnesville and surrounding areas.
Established in 1870, Epworth Park is nestled among a grove of oak trees home to 60 quaint, privately-owned Victorian cottages, a beautiful amphitheater, Bethesda Lake, and walking paths.
Learn about the mission of Captina Conservancy through promotion, preservation and protection of biodiversity, the natural beauty, and the environmental health of the Captina Creek and regional watersheds in Belmont County.
VICTORIAN MANSION MUSEUM
Tour this gorgeous, 26-room Victorian Mansion built in 1893, and learn the history of the Bradfield family who called it home. Discover room after room of opulence and fine details from the carved winged griffin in the entryway to the courting fireplace, to the powder room with a ruby red marble sink and 22K gold inlays.
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN BARNESVILLE
The Barnesville Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, consists of the oldest part of Barnesville, originally platted in 1808 and contains roughly 40 acres. Many of the buildings currently standing date back to the Victorian era.
The district includes several well-known buildings, but the one that garners the most attention is the Bradfield Building.
Unlike other neighboring towns in the region, Barnesville has a unique streetscape of pre- and post- Civil War structures.