When visiting Hocking Hills, you may be interested in showing your family the many exciting and educational attractions the area has to offer. You are in luck, as our nearby neighbor, Marietta, features an abundance of exciting museums that are currently open to visitors. Marietta Museums is the collection of these educational centers where you can learn about a variety of topics with hands-on exhibits. You can visit the Campus Martius Museum for educational exhibits on the founding of Marietta or visit the Ohio River Museum to learn how the river played a critical factor in the development of the area.
Campus Martius Museum
Many may not know that the nearby town of Marietta is the first settlement created in the Northwest Territory back in the colonial days. You can learn all about how the region got started and how Marie Antoinette’s support with the French helped out our fledgling colonies during the Revolutionary War. Campus Martius Museum also features a rotating lecture series where historians will offer a unique look into the past surrounding Marietta. Ohio River MuseumIf anyone in your family loves boats, they will be thrilled to visit the Ohio River Museum. This part of the Marietta Museums focuses on the importance of the Ohio River and the development of steamboats to help expand the area. You will learn some fascinating aspects about the river and even get to see the last of the steam-powered boats from this era, the W.P. Snyder, Jr. Yearly events and rotating exhibits help change the information offered at the Ohio River Museum to always include more to learn about.
Finding the Marietta Museums
Come explore the Campus Martius Museum found at 601 Second Street in Marietta. This museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM each week. Call 740-373-3750 to purchase your tickets in advance. The Ohio River Museum is found nearby at 601 Front Street and is open during the same hours. Tickets can also be purchased in advance by calling 740-373-3750.
More Learning and Fun in Hocking Hills
As you can see there are plenty of exciting yet educational attractions around Hocking Hills for you to enjoy during your stay. Make your vacation one to never forget by reserving one of our vacation rentals in the area. Enjoy luxury amenities and plenty of space that you cannot find at any local hotel.