Putnam’s log house was part of Campus Martius, a stockade built to protect the first settlers.
The house has been preserved on its original foundation within the Campus Martius Museum.
The museum concentrates on the golden age of the steamboat and includes the restored W. Snyder Jr., the last stern-wheeled towboat in the United States.
Visitors who want to ride a sternwheeler can stop next door.
The Valley Gem offers narrated sightseeing cruises and a series of special excursions throughout the summer and into the fall.
I love hearing the slap of the stern-wheel paddles against the waters of the Ohio and Muskingum as the boat cruises past verdant islands and under huge bridges.
In downtown Marietta, visitors will find many interesting shops, inviting restaurants and a couple of historic hotels, including the venerable and comfortable Lafayette, located on the Ohio River near the mouth of the Muskingum.
The Lafayette’s well-appointed Gun Room restaurant and Riverview Lounge are both reminders of elegant riverboat days.
The cost of this great event is a person if purchased by August 27, 2010 at 5pm.
If you are looking for a fun, relaxed and hilarious night, this is for you!
Hidden Marietta Tour Co., located in the Lafayette, offers walking tours of the city, including a spooky Ghost Trek tour.
In fact, Marietta offers plenty of delightful places to walk off a good meal, including a scenic 3.3-mile walking and bike path along both rivers.
The building, constructed in 1788, might be the oldest structure in the state.