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Cemetery Tours: Thunder From The Clouds

Saturday, June 18, 2022 – 10am & 12pm

Aviation and the desire for flight has changed our daily lives and the world history. This tour will highlight the stories of those who piloted, defended, and jumped from the sky from the infancy of the airplane through World War II. Hear stories about: the daredevil pilot who dropped air mail from his plane in Marietta in 1912, a local building contractor who served in the aero squadrons during WWI, a pilot who flew “The Hump” who was decorated for rescuing nuns from behind enemy lines in WWII, a radar navigator on a B-29 Superfortress who received his flight training at Marietta College, and a paratrooper who was wounded in “Operation Victory,” the largest airborne assault in world history.

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

Tour begins at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel

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.

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.)

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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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