We offer step-on guides for your bus! A fun, educational and entertaining way to see the town. 


Hear Marietta’s story from its founding by Revolutionary War officers, through its role as a stop on the Underground Railroad, to the building boom of the Victorian era and beyond. We’ll see the Ohio Riverfront, our authentic 19th Century Main Street and the elegant mansions of the downtown residential district before crossing the Muskingum River to Harmar Village. The Muskingum River bridges that link Marietta’s east and west sides form the largest historic district in Ohio.


The recitation of historic facts and dates can get dull, even when you’re exploring a town as picturesque and interesting as ours. So we include the scandalous tidbits, quirky details and colorful incidents that bring the past to life. If you like, we’ll even throw in a ghost story or two.


We offer 3 types of Step-On Tours for Bus Groups (for groups of 20+)


  • 90 minute Tour: Includes one 20-30 minute stop in Mound Cemetery  where we’ll see a 2500 year old pyramid mound and learn a bit about ancient Marietta. The rest of the tour will be conducted aboard the bus. Rate is $10 per person, minimum of 20 people


  • Half Day Guide (3.5 hour time limit) : 90 minute tour included. Rate is $15 per person


  • Full Day Guide:  We offer 2 full day itineraries already arranged which includes the 90 minute bus tour, each with a different theme. The cost associated with our pre-made full-day tours vary according to theme chosen and includes all tickets, lunch and tour costs. If you would like to work with us to create a custom full-day tour of Marietta, please contact us at info@hiddenmarietta.com. To hire a full-day guide ONLY (without the pre-made tour arrangements or lunch) the rate is $20 per person

To book, call 740.538.0520

Full Day Tour Options:

Shop & Office located at Anchorage Mansion

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

Public tour season is June-October.


You can also email info@hiddenmarietta.com to book a private tour.