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Cemetery Tours: The Sickly Seasons 1822-1823

Saturday, July 24 2021 – 10am & 12pm

Nearly 200 years ago, Marietta families faced many deadly dangers. Fires, drownings, accidents, childbirth, and various diseases were just a few of these life threatening perils. But few dangers past or present come close to matching the scope of the “sickly seasons” of 1822 and 1823. This mysterious killer decimated the community and took the lives of hundreds of residents from all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds. Learn more about one of the scariest times in Marietta’s history and some of the people who were its victims.

Tour begins at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel

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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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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