418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Food History: A Founding Feast

Celebrate Marietta’s 230th founding with an enjoyable “repast, consisting of all the substantials and delicacies which the woods and the streams and the gardens and the housewives’ skill afforded.” We are harkening back to an impressive dinner served along the Muskingum River on the Fourth of July 1788. Taste our interpretation of “the first public celebration of Marietta or the Northwest Territory” and learn from engaging speakers about this meal and this timeframe in our local history!

The Menu for our Celebration Includes
First Course
Russian Salad w. Indian Bread

Second Course
Smoked Turkey Breast w. Dressing
Venison Sausage w. Mustard Sauce
Pickled Cucumbers | Boston Baked Beans | Baked Corn

Third Course
Choice of…
Peach Cobbler | Chocolate Pie | Daphne’s Sponge Cake


$36/Castle Members (Use Code “castlemember” at check out )

All reservations must be received by 4pm Thursday, April 12th. 


The First Congregational Church

318 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Home to the oldest congregation (1796) in Marietta, The First Congregational Church was originally built in 1807 as a wood-frame church. Almost a century later in 1905, a fire destroyed that structure. A year later, the church was rebuilt, this time out of yellow brick, and was dedicated on the same spot.

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