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Oak Grove Cemetery Coming Alive

Saturday, September 4 2021 – 10am

Take an interactive tour of Oak Grove Cemetery and learn about just a few of the interesting men and women buried there from living history interpreters. This year’s tour features a little known writer and historian, an Ohio governor, a survivor of D-Day, one of The Castle’s owners and Marietta socialites, an editor and owner of The Marietta Register, and an Indy 500 driver. Come engage with the past and learn the stories behind this year’s interesting characters!

Tour takes place at Oak Grove Cemetery located along 8th St. between Washington and Wooster St.s in Marietta.  This tour will start at the entrance closest to Wooster St. We’d suggest parking along 8th St. nearest to Wooster St.

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.

Info for attendees:

Tour starts at the cemetery entrance closest to Wooster St. We’d suggest parking along 8th St. nearest to Wooster St.

This tour should last approximately 1 hr 15 min. Walking will take place mostly over paved roads and some across grass and between headstones. Some walking will be up and down moderate grades. Time spent standing at each stop will be approximately 10 min. Those with difficulty standing may consider carrying along a compactable chair. We’d suggest dressing according to the weather and bringing a water bottle.

Have questions? Contact us at education@mariettacastle.org.

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Oak Grove Cemetery

Eighth and Washington Streets
Marietta, OH 45750

The first burial in Oak Grove Cemetery was made in 1864, three years after the city of Marietta purchased the 33 acres of land from Judge Arius Nye. It is still in use today.

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