Anchorage Mansion


Elmwood, Putnam's Folly, Putnam's Villa, The Anchorage...a house known by many names over the years is an iconic piece of Marietta's history. Explore the story of the Putnam Family and wander the dark hallways for yourself. 

Built in 1859, this Italianate mansion was the ambitious dream of Eliza Putnam, and she poured her heart and soul into its design. Unfortunately, she died three years after it was built, but legend has it that she has never left. Her lonely spirits has been encountered throughout the house by volunteers, guests and staff.

Many families moved in and out of the Anchorage over the years, each adding on a layer of history and a lasting legacy. From the 1960s-1980s the mansion operated as a senior care facility and was the last home to a number of its residents. Many of the eerie experiences that take place in the mansion are attributed to the souls of kindly nursing home patients eager for visitors. 


Today, the 23 room mansion is under renovation by the Washington County Historical Society. Tours are provided in collaboration with Hidden Marietta Tour Company, with a portion of every ticket going to preservation of this monumental and historic building.

Due to Covid-19, tours of the Anchorage will be only be available at special request for groups of 4+ people. 
$25 adults, $20 kids 12 and under. One hour tour, and includes 30 minute investigation of the house using our ghost hunting equipment.
Call 740.538.0520 or fill out the request form below to schedule a private tour.

Looking to investigate the house with your private paranormal group?

Shop & Office located at Anchorage Mansion

424 George St. Marietta, OH 45750 
Phone: 740.538.0520 - Phone hours are M-F 9am-5pm.

We are NOT holding public tours in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic.

You can email any time to book a private tour. 

To Request a Private Tour
Choose the type of tour you are interested in:
Tours and Investigations through October are fully booked. We are now scheduling private tours and investigations for November