Welcome to Marietta, the elegant Ohio river city where the state’s history begins. Explore ancient earthworks, stroll shady brick streets lined with glorious Victorian mansions, wander though museums and kick back in a wide variety of restaurants and taverns. Venture into nearby West Virginia and visit Fenton, America’s oldest art glass company; Blennerhassett Island where Aaron Burr hatched a plot against the US government; and Henderson Hall, the majestic great house of a former slave plantation – all within 15 miles of downtown Marietta. A Guide to Historic Marietta, Ohio will help you make the most of your time. It includes an overview of the area’s rich history, maps, dozens of vintage and modern photographs and descriptions of the best sites and attractions the region has to offer – including those that most visitors miss.
A Guide to Historic Marietta Book
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