The Campus Martius website maintains a list of links to local historical sites, historical resources, and trip planning helps. Marietta and its neighboring communities have a lot to offer. There’s enough history in our region to keep you busy for a lifetime!
The Anchorage – 1859 Italianate Villa open by appointment for tour. 22 rooms including tower. Volunteer restoration managed by the Washington County Historical Society. Putnam Avenue (Harmar Village), Marietta.
The Castle – 1856 Gothic Revival home. Open year round for tours. Check their website for current events. The Castle offers workshops, musical concerts, teas, story-times, and many seasonal events. 418 Fourth St., Marietta.
The Henry Fearing House – 1847 Victorian home open for weekend tours from May to October. Restored and managed by the Washington County Historical Society. 131 Gilman Ave., Marietta.
The Toy and Doll Museum – Collection of antique toys and dolls housed in a restored Queen Anne – Eastlake home. Open May to October on weekends. Additional tours available by appointment. 206 Gilman Ave., Marietta.
Marietta Earthworks – Read about Marietta’s Native American Earthworks. Remaining today are earthworks at Sacra Via, the public library, and Mound Cemetery. Visiting Marietta’s mounds makes for a nice walking tour, plus you’ll enjoy great Victorian architecture along the way.
Underground Railroad – Local Historian, Henry Burke, documents the rich history of the Underground Railroad in Marietta and the surrounding region. Marietta has several Underground Railroad stops and routes throughout the area.