Campus Martius Museum

Campus Martius Museum, Marietta: Hours, Address, Campus Martius Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Campus Martius Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
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Whos_Got_My_Bags
San Diego, CA104 contributions
Excelletnt! Include the tour of the original Putnam house.
Jun 2021 • Friends
This Museum was on our itinerary, but we were lucky enough to be able to have a tour of the Putnam house as well- the museum was built around the original structure which has not moved. It’s as authentic an original dwelling from ~1800 you will find (the windows being a notable exception). Excellent history of the area. Very informative.
Written June 19, 2021
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Ladyunsilence
Moundsville, WV30 contributions
Came here as a kid
Mar 2020 • Friends
I can’t seem to go back in time on the date I remember coming here on a school trip when I was younger. It’s a good place to learn about local history and the area.
Written February 26, 2021
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ccarney52
Columbus, OH73 contributions
Great museum
Oct 2020
Most of the museum is self-guided, but the tour of Putnam's house is well worth waiting for. Good, informative tour guide. So much history represented here! A must-see.
Written October 12, 2020
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Hank H
Virginia379 contributions
Highly Worth A Visit
Oct 2020 • Couples
My wife and I travelled to Marietta for the scenic drive between it and Woodsfield (beautiful, by the way), but were pleasantly surprised to find this museum. After spending several hours here, one should stop in Marietta for this museum alone!

The staff is welcoming and enthusiastically explain key exhibits. Admission cost is reasonable. We left much more knowledgeable about life on the American Frontier in the late 1780’s and fascinated by the history of Ohio and Appalachia in general. If you have the slightest bit of interest in US history, this place is a must-visit.
Written October 2, 2020
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David Grimm
Staunton, VA204 contributions
Great Museum on the Northwest Territory
Jul 2020
Visited both Campus Martius and the Riverboat Museums. Both were good but especially liked the Campus Martius. Enjoyed the displays and the tour of the original building. Necessary visit for anyone into history of the US.
Written September 1, 2020
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KerryandTim
Austin, TX237 contributions
Interesting Old School Museum
Jul 2020
This is a medium-sized museum that covers the beginnings of the Northwest Territory (the area north and west of the Ohio River, now comprising the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota), with special emphasis on the early settlements in southeast Ohio. It is well done in an old school sort of way. There are no interactive exhibits or video screens, but if you're willing to do a lot of reading, there are a lot of well presented exhibits. The staff was friendly and helpful, the museum was well laid out and clean, and the admission price reasonable. My husband and I spent five hours on the three floors, including a 45 minute tour of the Rufus Putnum house which is included in the admission fee.
Written July 25, 2020
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JosieBoston
Boston, MA56 contributions
Accommodating to low-mobility visitors
Jul 2020
Just visited with my elderly parents and happily found the museum was easy to navigate since it has a long ramp to the front door and an elevator once inside. There are also chairs sprinkled around where you can take a break if you need to sit down. The exhibits were great (especially the Rufus Putnam house) and I highly recommend!
Written July 7, 2020
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Voyager769271
5 contributions
Great museum
Jun 2020
It is a well thought out, organized museum and the staff was awesome from the front desk to the tour guide of the log cabin. We will be recommending this museum to friends for sure!
Written June 29, 2020
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klbarth39
Columbus, OH453 contributions
Pioneer history of Ohio.
Jun 2020 • Couples
This museum showcases not only the Marietta area but also several other areas of Ohio including people from Ohio. Many of the items are from the pioneer days of Ohio. Old long rifles, woodworking tools, old quilts, coal mining, an old Conestoga wagon, and many other items from earlier days. Several of stories of pioneers and what they contruibed to the area. They have plenty of chairs at several different locations on all three levels of the museum enabling seniors or handicap individuals to rest if needed. There is a small gift shop available.
Written June 27, 2020
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Michael D
Dublin, OH70 contributions
What a Fabulous Establishment of the Opening of the Northwest Territory and to the early founding of Ohio as 17th state
Jul 2019
Part of Ohio Historical Society Membership. Complimentary to all members for admission and to purchase gifts at a discount for members from gift shop. This exhiblt as part of Americcan History and Ohio History learned in our public school system during the 1960s is a refresher as to how Marietta OH and Athens OH has been founded as part of the Northwest Territory breaking up from the original Virginia colony in 1788 just before founding of Ohio in 1803 as a 17th state among the earliest after the founding of the original 13 colonies. This depicts such historicans such as Rufus Putnam who drew up the Northwest Terrritory and also established the First University in Athens OH called Ohio University in 1804. Please bear in mind that it was the first established west of the Alleghanies and located in such a remote are only next to S Court Street and Union Street until the enlargement of the East and West Greens around Athens OH beginnning recently in the late 1950s. Since then this campus has rapidly expanded to over 22000 students in much of Athens OH with very little room to move around lately. Although the present student afffairs building Baker Center which overlooks the newly renovated Hocking River Valley and the visitor center located south of Athens downtown on Richand Avenue are encouraged to visitors to view during daytime business hours, however not at this time due to the upcoming health crisis in athens County. However parking is a challenge in Athens OH due to the overcrowding on that campus.
Written April 16, 2020
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Campus Martius Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 AM
  • Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM