The Basilica of Saint Mary and The House on Harmar Hill in Marietta, OhioThe Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption
When you visit Marietta, Ohio, The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption is one place you’ve got to visit. I’ve seen beautiful churches before, but this church is breathtaking. When I visited this church we learned how it became a minor basilica. Saint Mary’s became the USA’s 76th basilica in 2013 because of its historical ... Read More
There is a coming of age irony to my love of things old and cast iron; it all stems from one of the many times my mother said to me “Someday you will look back and realize you are just like me, when you are older.” And every time my mom has said those words to me they couldn’t be more true (Mom, you were right. About everything. Always). You see, my mom and my ... Read More
Marietta Musts: A Recap
This town has so much to offer that my honest advice to any one is simple: Park your car on Front Street and just walk. Here’s my list of things you should check out while you’re there.Front Street
Starting on Front Street you will find an array adorable shops to check out. From clothing to decor, this is the perfect place to start your exploration.
Simple Pleasures is a store for all nesters and ... Read More
Small Town Charm: Marietta, Ohio
For our first post, I couldn’t think of a better place to talk about than the small town in Ohio Tim’s family is from, Marietta. This Mid Ohio Valley town is full of history, charm, and things to do, among those heritage homes, historical parks, monuments and cemeteries. Historic Front Street is right in the heart of downtown and is peppered with charming store fronts that help you support ... Read More
It’s not a roadtrip without some good eats, in my opinion so this post will be a break down of the best places to grab some noms that won’t disappoint.THE BUSY BEE
Located on the West Side in Historic Harmar Village right along the water and accessible from downtown by the pedestrian-only Harmar Rail-Trail Muskigum River Bridge or of course the Putnam Street Bridge, this diner is your one stop shop for all things ... Read More
Marietta Brewing Company Then and Now: Reflections of a Beer Snob
I won’t lie. When I first heard Marietta had a brewery, I didn’t set my expectations too high. After all, I, the high and mighty traveler <read: arrogant beer snob> had been to places like Magic Hat, Wood Chuck, and many other well known breweries. At this point, too, I had over 750 different craft beers under my belt as a World of Beer Loyalty Member. ... Read More
If you live anywhere in Ohio, you know about Marietta tomatoes. The perfect shade of tomato red, sweet, and hearty, they’ve definitely put the city on the produce map. But what’s the draw when it’s not Marietta Tomato season? On a recent trip to the city I discovered 10 reasons why Marietta, Ohio is so much more than its famous tomatoes.The beautiful river banks ... Read More
Sewah Studios and justAjar Design Press: Making History and Art in Marietta, OhioSewah Studios
Have you ever heard of Sewah Studios? Probably not, but I’ll bet you’ve seen their work many times without even realizing it. How many times have you walked past a historical marker? Maybe you stop to read it if the subject interests you, or maybe you just walk on past. ... Read More
The Lafayette Hotel and Hidden Marietta Tours in Marietta, OhioThe Lafayette Hotel
When you are looking for a place to stay in Marietta, Ohio, look no further than The Lafayette Hotel. The Lafayette has 13 different room types from which to choose. There are 77 rooms in total, and they are all unique and are decorated in Victorian themes.
My room was a queen room with a sitting ... Read More
Incredible History Captured and Created RIGHT NOW in Marietta, Ohio!
I struggled with what to title this post because quite frankly there is SO much to explore and learn about in Marietta, Ohio! It’s SO much more than just history in the past – the community there is making history RIGHT NOW! After spending 3 days there on a press trip as a guest of the Marietta-Washington County CVB, I saw not only a town firmly (and ... Read More