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Campus Martius Museum

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Loved visiting the museum! I learned a lot about the region and the history of Ohio. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Beautiful museum of the history of the settling of the Northwest Territory. Putnam House preserved inside it is great.

Beautiful museum of the history of the settling of the Northwest Territory. Putnam House preserved... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara W
Belpre, Ohio
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All reviews putnam house ohio history northwest territory three floors civil war ohio river interesting displays indian artifacts local history early history old house early days excellent tour guide enjoyed our visit take your time well worth the visit migration
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting the museum! I learned a lot about the region and the history of Ohio. Very informational trip!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AshIsExploring
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful museum of the history of the settling of the Northwest Territory. Putnam House preserved inside it is great. As a descendant of someone who stayed at Campus Martius I was awed to know I walked where my many times great grandfather had been.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Barbara W
Reviewed October 29, 2018

I have been to 100's of small town museums and many are just a collection of antiques with some local history. This museum far exceeded my expectations. The exhibits were well thought out with excellent descriptions with interesting artifacts. We took the tour of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ajayhawkfan
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

$7 fee, no discount for seniors, but one for students. Three floors, free tour of the original well preserved house of Rufus Putnam. Interesting information in this museum for all areas of Ohio, not just Marietta.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Spark43050
Reviewed September 15, 2018

An interesting museum with focus on the local history. Yet another claim to know the first oil well in the USA. I wonder how many different claims there are?

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 210_Dave
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Very good muesum with knowalgeable guides. Well preserved old house.Worth the time. Shoes how people lived in the 1700-1800's

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank dowopjoeOhio
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Marietta was the first settlement of the Northwest Territory and this museum has an appropriate focus on that era of history. Small and manageable for a half day tour, but packed with information and artifacts. Our tour guide was wonderful. A must see for Marietta.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Chase43324
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Marietta is a pretty and historic Ohio River city worth exploring. And anyone with an interest in Ohio history would be well served by a visit to Campus Martius, a gem of a museum. Its three levels of exhibits are well designed and documented and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank NMDave
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This is a must for museum lovers, esp if you like Indian artifacts. It isn't huge. I usually spend about 2 hours there. Have been there about 5 times. Like it better than any of the museums in Washington D.C. Great place to take the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Kim B
Reviewed November 17, 2017

Very well done. The museum was built around one of the original houses. Excellent tour guide. Very interesting displays about the history and pre-history of the area. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Bill J
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Jani P is correct. $7.00 for adults $4.00 for students Children under 5 are free Friends of the Museums Members and Ohio History Connection Members are free as well