The Castle

The Castle

A grand example of Victorian architecture.

Dawn at Marietta

Dawn at Marietta

A river view at dawn from the shoreline at Marietta.

Blennerhassett Bedroom

Blennerhassett Bedroom

A period bedroom in the mansion.

Blennerhassett Dining Room

Blennerhassett Dining Room

The formal dining room in the mansion.

Ghostly History Tour

Ghostly History Tour

As an old river town, Marietta has many "ghostly stories". Here, our docent tells some of these stories along with the early history of the area.

Marietta, Ohio

Marietta, Ohio

Marietta as seen from our paddlewheel boat, the "Valley Gem".

Blennerhassett Kitchen

Blennerhassett Kitchen

A docent explains how the elaborate meals were prepared.

Blennerhasset Mansion

Blennerhasset Mansion

Front view of the reconstructed mansion on Blennerhassett Island in the Ohio River near Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Lafayette Hotel

Lafayette Hotel

Our tour participants stayed in the historic Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta.

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch aboard the "Valley Gem" paddlewheel boat.

Lafayette Hotel Lobby

Lafayette Hotel Lobby

The elegant lobby of the Lafayette Hotel.

Spooky

Spooky

One of the oldest and most haunted of Marietta's waterfront properties. A murder was committed here and some say screams can still be heard.

The Castle

The Castle

Front view of the home. It's easy to see how it got its name.

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