Guide to Historic Marietta


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Explore ancient earthworks, stroll shady brick streets lined with glorious Victorian mansions, wander through museums and kick back in a wide variety of restaurants and taverns. Venture into nearby West Virginia and visit Fenton, America’s oldest art glass company; Blennerhassett Island, where Aaron Burr hatched a plot against the U.S. government; and Henderson Hall, the majestic great house of a former slave plantation – all within fifteen miles of downtown Marietta. It includes an overview of the area’s rich history, maps, dozens of vintage and modern photographs and descriptions of the best sites and attractions the region has to offer – including those that most visitors miss.