Your tour guide for Ancient Earthworks is Emily Kubota. Emily has worked in the field of historic preservation for nearly 20 years. Born and raised just outside of Marietta, she has worked in both archaeology and the museum field throughout the midwest, Florida and Virginia. Emily has received specialized training from the National Association of Interpretation and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
We’ll visit flat-topped earthworks that bear an uncanny resemblance to Aztec temples; walk down a sacred road more than 20 centuries old; and stand atop the Quadranou Mound where ancient shamans studied the movement of the sun, moon and stars.
We’ll also explore enigmatic Mound Cemetery, the final resting place of Revolutionary War Patriots, and hear stories of ancient civilizations as we walk through the lovely Victorian neighborhood that surrounds the mounds.
This tour is a fantastic opportunity to step way back in time. Over 2000 years old, the earthworks in this area are an important key to Marietta’s past.
Ancient Earthworks departs from the Washington County Public Library at 615 Fifth Street.
$15 for adults, $15 for children under 12.
Tips to guide are appreciated!
Tour duration 90 minutes to 2 hours. The distance covered is just over 1.5 miles.
Although much of the Ancient Earthworks tour is over sidewalks, we walk through the grass and over some uneven terrain when we visit the Quadranou Mound. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Not an easy tour for those with motor issues.
Bring your camera!