Haunted History Tours
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. We now offer Haunted History tours of The Anchorage Mansion! First enjoy a history & ghost tour of the building that will last 60 minutes, and end with an optional 30 minute paranormal investigation in some of the most haunted areas.
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.
Many families moved in and out over the years, each once adding something special to this mansion once known as 'Putnam's Folly'. From the 1960s-1980s it operated as a senior care facility and was the last home many of its residents knew. Today, the 23 room mansion is under renovation by the Washington County Historical Society. Tours are provided by Hidden Marietta, with a portion of every ticket going to preservation of this monumental and historic building.
May 31 - October 31 2019:
Friday Mansion Tours: 6pm and 8pm
Flashlight tour at 10pm
Saturday Mansion Tours
October 26: 1pm and 5pm
Visit our Curiosity Shop located inside the mansion during these times as well!
Book a private tour and have the house to yourself!
Private tours are $25 adults, $20 kids 12 and under
Groups of less than 4 people will be charged an additional $15 per group.
Groups of 15 or more people are eligible for a 15% discount.
Call 740.538.0520 to schedule a private tour.
Rentals of the house are available on an hourly basis for meetings, parties and photography sessions. Call for more information.
Looking to investigate the house with your private paranormal group?