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Pop-Up Tour: Marietta’s Mounds – A Closer Look

Saturday, October 16th (rain or shine) – 12pm & 2:30pm

When the first American settlers arrived at the juncture of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, they observed an extensive and intriguing complex of earthen walls and mounds, leading to much speculation about how old they were, who built them, and to what purpose they were created. Over 230 years later, we have a general idea of when these earthworks were created and how they were used, even as many questions remain to be answered. Join Castle archaeologist Wes Clarke as we take a detailed look at these prehistoric remains, including significant new information that has been generated in recent years with modern research techniques. We will visit the four principal surviving elements of the Marietta works, beginning at Mound Cemetery and driving to Capitolium, Quadranaou, and Sacra Via.

Cost: $10

Tours begin at Mound Cemetery – 5th & Scammel Sts., Marietta, OH. Event takes place rain or shine.

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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.