Campus Martius Museum, Marietta Ohio Founded 1788


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Campus Martius Museum, Marietta OhioCampus Martius, a civilian fortification, was built in 1788 by the Ohio Company of Associates. When the fort was disassembled, General Rufus Putnam left his blockhouse on the original fort site. In 1931 Campus Martius Museum was erected over the Rufus Putnam House. The Ohio Company Land Office, the oldest known building in Ohio, was also moved to the museum site. Today, the museum preserves the history of America's migration west, its earliest native inhabitants, and Marietta's pioneers.

Free parking is available at the rear of the museum and on-street. Campus Martius Museum's three floors of exhibits are wheelchair accessible, excluding the second floor of the Rufus Putnam House. No visit to Campus Martius is complete without a visit to the nearby Ohio River Museum.

Also consider a stop at Mound Cemetery where you can climb a conical Indian mound and view burial sites of several Revolutionary War veterans. Here are a few items to help you explore history while in Marietta:

See our links page for many other historical sites in Marietta and the surrounding region.


Campus Martius Museum Hours

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Monday 9:30 to 5
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday-Saturday 9:30 to 5
Sunday & Holidays Noon to 5
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Due to a special occasion, Campus Martius Museum will close at 2:00PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017 & Saturday May 13, 2017



One Museum admission

1 Day Pass both
Campus Martius & Ohio River Museums

FOM or OHS Member Free Free
Adult $7.00 $9.00
Students K to College (with ID) $4.00 $5.00
Children 5 and under (excludes groups) Free Free

See our education page for school and workshop rates.

Group Rates


One Museum admission

1 Day Pass both
Campus Martius & Ohio River Museums

Adult $6.00 $8.00
Students K to College (with ID) $3.00 $4.00

Groups must have 20 or more and must schedule in advance. If less than 20 is in your group, you are obligated to pay for the minimum of 20.

Groups after hours may be subject to an employee fee of $20/hr. Some groups may require 2 employees.

Facility Rental

Interested in renting Campus Martius Museum or the Ohio River Museum for a private party? Click here to see our facility rental agreement. Please call (740) 373-3750 for more details.


Campus Martius Museum is located at 601 2nd Street, Marietta, Ohio, on State Route 7, minutes from I-77. The museum is just one block away from the Ohio River Museum. Plan on touring both during your visit!

Use the interactive map below for specific driving directions.

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