Want to get the full story, see the usually off-limits locations and wander the dark hallways for yourself? We now offer behind-the-scenes Ghost tours of The Lafayette Hotel! First enjoy a 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. 
The Lafayette Hotel, built in 1918, was the third hotel built on this spot in Marietta's history. This area, once known as 'Picketed Point' was one of the earliest areas of settlement for white pioneers that immigrated to the Northwest Territory in 1788. A hotel has been located on what is now known as 'Lafayette Corner' since as early as 1835.
The Mansion House, once located where the Hoag Extension of the Lafayette Hotel is today, was an elegant accommodation that hosted not only wealthy travelers but also parties and balls for Marietta's elite. The Bellevue Hotel, built in 1892 beside the Mansion House, was a showpiece for the town's economic prosperity during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The Mansion House, Bellevue and Lafayette Hotel have seen their fair share of tragedy: from fires, floods, accidental death and economic turmoil. 
The Lafayette Hotel, now over 100 years old, is a testament to the success of Marietta's ability to thrive during harsh times. Even so,  the building and grounds brim with legends. Staff and guests report eerie voices after hours, footsteps in the hallways, and even full apparitions. While most of the entities appear friendly, it is nonetheless disconcerting to awaken to a shadowy figure standing at the foot of the bed.
Join the Hidden Marietta team to explore the mysteries of this historic hotel and see for yourself if you can find evidence of a haunting!

2020 Dates: 

July 24 at 6pm

$20 adults, $15 kids 12 and under

includes 30 min investigation

Tours start in the lobby of the hotel

Due to Covid-19, all tickets must be purchased in advance by clicking below. Tour group sizes are limited to 10 people and guests are encouraged to practice social distancing between family groups.

Book a private tour!
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.

Shop & Office located at Anchorage Mansion

424 George St. Marietta, OH 45750 

Open for the Season (May-Oct)

Fridays 6pm-11pm

Saturdays 1pm-8pm

During office hours call: 740.629.0033

Phone: 740.538.0520

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