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Cemetery Tours: Fair Winds and Following Seas

Saturday, Aug 13, 2022 – 10am & 12pm

Learn about the local sailors, riverboat pilots, and U.S. Navy veterans that have risked their lives on the world’s oceans and inland waterways to increase commerce and serve their country. Among this tour’s stories are: the legendary Commodore whose actions in 1772 against the British helped bring on the American Revolution, the sinking of the local steamboat Mechanic on its way to Marietta that required the rescue of its famous passenger – General Marquis de Lafayette, the seriously injured pilot of the steamboat Harry Dean who heroically steered the crippled boat to shore saving all of the passengers and crew, the casualties of the terrible explosion of the Buckeye Belle in Beverly, a beloved family doctor who commanded the USS LCI 670 that landed troops at Leyte and Okinawa during World War II, and one of the last witnesses of an atomic bomb test in the Pacific that spawned the name of a swimwear craze.

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

Tour begins at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel

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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Mound Cemetery

Fifth and Scammel Streets
Marietta, OH 45750

Mound Cemetery was established in 1801 by Marietta city founders in order to preserve the Great Mound (also known as Conus), a prehistoric Adena burial mound. The cemetery has more American Revolutionary War officers buried in it than any other cemetery in the country. Rufus Putnam and Benjamin Tupper, who founded the Ohio Company of Associates are buried in Mound Cemetery.

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