418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Cemetery Tours: The Multiracial History at Mound Cemetery

Saturday, August 10, 2024 10am & 12pm

Join us as we explore the lives of several multiracial individuals born before the Civil War who are buried in Marietta’s most historic cemetery. Experience the stories of triumph and tragedy, including: the original Adena culture who built Conus mound in which some are still interred; “Aunt Lydia” Pervis, St. Clair Muncey, and George Creel who were born enslaved, but lived free in Marietta; steamboat porter Charles Butler who was a casualty of sidewheeler Buckeye Belle explosion in Beverly; Edward Giles who was murdered following his Civil War service by his former overseer in Missouri; and widely renowned Marietta cook Daphne Squires.

Cost: $10

Tour begins at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel

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

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.)

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.

By purchasing these tickets you consent to the use of photographs from this event being used for promotional purposes.

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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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