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Cemetery Tours: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Saturday, August 14 2021

Historic Rainbow Cemetery (founded in 1796), located just 20 minutes from Marietta, connects us to the stories of our nation’s history. Visitors will hear compelling accounts of: the cemetery’s land donor who helped uncovered Benedict Arnold’s treason plot, the Rainbow ferry operator who gave his life for Texas Independence, a pioneer woman who started the second Sunday School in the U.S., an enslaved man and the martyred Civil War officer who liberated him, and two veterans who sacrificed their lives for their country 100 years apart in France and Iraq. Join us to discover these and other tales of the people who left an indelible mark on this important early Washington County community.

Tour begins at Rainbow Cemetery

For continued safety of attendees:

We are following all CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and Marietta/ Belpre Health Department guidelines:

  • Masks are not required, but the CDC still recommends their use for those who are not fully vaccinated.
  • At least six-foot social distancing between unfamiliar persons or groups is also suggested.
  • Our tour guide will use an enhanced speaker system to ensure adequate audio levels and social distancing.

Note: Protocols and guidelines are subject to change. Changes will be announced and ticketed guests informed at the earliest convenience.

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.)

By purchasing these tickets you consent to following the criteria detailed above, including utilizing your reservation data in the event contact tracing needs to be performed.

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Rainbow Cemetery

Directions: From downtown Marietta, cross the Putnam St. bridge and turn right onto Gilman Ave. After 2.3 miles at the RR tracks, turn left onto Waterford Rd (Co. Rd. 4). After 2.4 miles turn right onto Huck Rd (Co. Rd. 79) for 0.2 miles. Bear right onto Muskingum River Road. Continue on this road for 3.6 miles before turning left onto Rainbow Cemetery Rd. The cemetery is 0.3 miles ahead on the left. Parking is limited.

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