Saturday, October 7th 8am – 6pm
This trip will depart from the Marietta College Physicians Assistants Lot at 200 3rd St.
Tickets must be purchased by 4pm, Mon., Oct. 2
On this day-long bus trip, we will visit several less-well-known mound sites in southeast Ohio as we work our way to the astounding stone quarries at Flint Ridge State Memorial. Approximately 10,000 prehistoric mounds are estimated to have originally existed within the area of Ohio, and we will visit some interesting survivors, including: remnants of a major Adena Culture ceremonial center near Athens, Ohio; a uniquely shaped mound “off the beaten path” near Tarlton; and one of two animal effigy mounds in Ohio, believed by some to pair with the Serpent Mound. We will also have an extended visit at the Flint Ridge State Memorial where we will enjoy a guided tour of the museum and participate in Native American activities. There will also be time to walk among the ancient flint quarry pits, which were the source for highly prized stone that was used across eastern North America. A lecture will also be given at The Castle prior to the trip to provide context for what we will be seeing.
Site visits will include some moderate and inclined walking on prepared paths of up to a half mile round trip.
Included in the ticket price will be a catered lunch. Participants will be able to choose from several lunch options including vegetarian, and other dietary restrictions will be accommodated if possible.
If you have additional questions, please contact Wes Clarke by way of The Castle at 740-373-4180.
To register, please make your payment for the trip. Following your purchase, our Education Director will be emailing you a registration form via Google Forms to fill out. Payment and a completed registration form must both be received to be considered fully registered for this event. You can also call 740-373-4180 to register over the phone.Registration $90
Castle members receive a $5 discount by entering the coupon code “caravanmember” at checkout