418 4th Street • Marietta, Ohio 45750 • 740.373.4180

Pop-Up Tour! Marietta Pioneers Tour

Saturday, November 2nd 10am – 11am

Couldn’t get enough of the colorful Marietta characters detailed in David McCullough’s latest #1 New York Times bestseller, The Pioneers? Join The Castle staff at Marietta’s historic Mound Cemetery as we recreate the private tours given to Mr. McCullough and his family. In additional to hearing additional stories regarding two of the book’s main characters, Rufus Putnam and Samuel Hildreth, visitors will hear new tales about various members of the Ohio Company of Associates who garnered significant attention throughout the book or just a single mention, stories of the mysterious ancient earthworks they found upon their arrival in 1788, and much more.

This tour begins at Mound Cemetery.

$10 Adults, $9 Castle Members, & $5 Students (Ages 18 and under.) Each tour is limited. (Rain or shine)

Castle Members use coupon code “castlemember” at check out for 10% off

Students use coupon code “student” at check out for $5 off


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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