Pop-Up Tour: Marietta’s Mounds – A Closer Look – 2:30pm – 4:30pm Tour


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

Saturday, October 17 (rain or shine) – 2:30pm to 4:30pm

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.

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

If attending this event, please read the following criteria:

  • We are following all CDC and Ohio Department of Health guidelines.
  • Reservations are required in advance and will only be accepted via online registration and payment or over the phone by calling 740-373-4180. On-site and cash payments will not be accepted.
  • If you will be using a membership benefit card, please call in advance to make your reservation.
  • Masks are required.
  • Six foot social distancing will be mandatory between unfamiliar persons or groups.

Both of our time slots have sold out. Please do call 740-373-4180 to be placed on our wait list. We are looking into future opportunities to repeat this tour and will notify those on the wait list first when those become available. Thank you for your interest!

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