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Cemetery Tours: Anti-Slavery and Freedom in Harmar

Saturday, May 21, 2022 – 10am & 12pm

From the earliest founding of Marietta’s oldest district, Harmar was involved in the anti-slavery movement and was a home and refuge for multiracial families. Join us to hear the stories of: the Underground Railroad leader whose local court case had national implications, a founding family’s legacy that inspired radical abolitionist John Brown to take up his cause, the four free-born Muncey brothers who served as bodyguards to Union generals during their Civil War service, a highly respected man who escaped slavery and bravely served with his liberators of the famous Iron Brigade, and more.

Our tour guide will use an enhanced speaker system to ensure adequate audio levels and social distancing.

Tour begins at Harmar Cemetery, 129 Wood St, Marietta

Cemetery Tour Tips:

Tours last up to one hour and 15 minutes

Walking takes place across uneven ground and between headstones

You’ll be standing at some locations for around 10 – 15 minutes
Check the weather and dress accordingly

Bringing water, walking sticks, or easily carried folding chairs is encouraged

When you arrive at the cemetery, if you already have a reservation or tickets check-in with the Castle team member with a clipboard.

Unless otherwise noted, tickets will continue to be sold onsite. Paying for your admission with exact change is appreciated.

Member Discounts: If you are currently a Contributing, Patron, or Lifetime member of The Castle, please use coupon code “castlemember” at checkout to apply your membership benefits. (Contributing – $50: Free admission to 2 cemetery tours, Patron – $100: Free admission to 4 cemetery tours, Lifetime – $1,000: Up to 8 free admissions for cemetery tours.)

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Harmar Cemetery

130 Wood Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Established in 1796, Harmar Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Marietta. Many of the older stones are gone, due to floods of the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers.

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