418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Cemetery Tours: Marietta Pioneers

Saturday July 25th, 2020 – 10am & 12pm

Couldn’t get enough of the colorful Marietta characters detailed in David McCullough’s latest #1 New York Times bestseller, The Pioneers? Join The Castle staff at Marietta’s historic Mound Cemetery as we recreate the private tours given to Mr. McCullough and his family. In additional to hearing additional stories regarding two of the book’s main characters, Rufus Putnam and Samuel Hildreth, visitors will hear new tales about various members of the Ohio Company of Associates who garnered significant attention throughout the book or just a single mention, stories of the mysterious ancient earthworks they found upon their arrival in 1788, and much more.

Cost: $10/Individual

Tour begins at Mound Cemetery located at 5th & Scammel Sts.

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If attending this event, please read the following criteria:

  • We are following all CDC and Ohio Department of Health guidelines.
  • Reservations are required in advance and will only be accepted via online registration and payment or over the phone by calling 740-373-4180. On-site and cash payments will not be accepted.
  • If you will be using a membership benefit card, please call in advance to make your reservation.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged.
  • Six foot social distancing will be mandatory between unfamiliar persons or groups.

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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