418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Cemetery Tours: The Merchants of Marietta

Saturday, June 5 2021 – 10am & 12pm

Even before the establishment of the first business district at Picketed Point near the river confluence, Marietta’s first settlers were focused on setting up trade and commerce. Stroll among the headstones of this historic cemetery to learn about: an early milliner whose family became important community leaders, a famous liquor merchant who sailed the high seas and the local minister who worked for him, the Castle owner and Marietta Bucket Factory agent who helped kick off our area’s oil boom, the female owner and operator of one of Marietta’s largest hotels in the early 1900s, and the creation of the “loafing” spot on “Flat Iron Square” by one of Marietta’s most renown early merchants, and more.

Cost: $10

Tour begins at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel

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 be sure to make advanced reservations either online (as described below) or by calling 740-373-4180.
  • Masks are required.
  • Six foot social distancing will be mandatory between unfamiliar persons or groups.
  • Per guidance from the Marietta/Belpre Health Department, each tour will be limited to a total of 50 individuals. Tour guides will use enhanced audio features to ensure social distancing for each group can take place.
  • Note: Protocols and guidelines are subject to change. Changes will be announced and made aware to attendees 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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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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