September 28, 2018

Honoring Those Who Served Their Country

No cemetery would be complete without recognizing those people who gave service during war or peace. In Harmar Cemetery, a Civil War Memorial was erected in 1913 in memory of Charles Beman Gates, Post # 452 GAR that was chartered...

September 8, 2018

Marietta’s First Proclaimed Cemetery

Nestled between the hillside supporting Fort Harmar Drive and the lowland of the railroad track in Harmar lies the bones of some of Marietta’s first settlers. Although there were deaths and burials in Marietta before the opening of H...

May 18, 2017

It may be surprising to many in Washington County that the cloaked and hooded “Invisible Empire” made quite a presence here in the 1920’s. The Ku Klux Klan was anything but “invisible.” Thousands of white robes and hoods paraded on the downtown streets and stopped at t...

March 28, 2017

Today, Church Street in downtown Marietta hides its history well, as its appearance does not suggest that it was once a residential neighborhood with businesses, brothels, a theatre, and home to American Legion Post #714. Except for the two blocks of well-laid bricks,...

February 18, 2017

The two-story brick building located at 162 Front Street is most often referred to as the “old Wine Shop,” however; to be more historically correct the structure should be more aptly named the Kunz building. The founder of the original business and the building in 1861...

February 1, 2017

(The Charles Bosworth House today)

The Bosworth House at 123 Maple Street looms large in the business area of the Harmar Historical District. The Greek Revival style house, a design popular in the 1800’s, was built about 1831 for the family of Charles and Frances Gill K...

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424 George St. Marietta, OH 45750 
Phone: 740.538.0520

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


Private groups of at least 4 people and private investigations are encouraged! Call us to book a private tour or investigation.

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