Elmwood, Putnam’s Folly, Putnam’s Villa, The Anchorage…a house known by many names over the years is an iconic piece of Marietta’s history.

Built in 1859, this Italianate mansion was the ambitious dream of Eliza Putnam, and she poured her heart and soul into its design. Unfortunately, she died in the home three years after it was built, but legend has it that she has never left.

Many prominent local families moved in and out of the Anchorage over the years, each adding on a layer of history and a lasting legacy. This home has connections to Revolutionary, Civil War and Underground Railroad history. From the 1960s-1980s the mansion operated as a senior care facility and was the last home to a number of its residents.


Today, the 23 room mansion is under renovation by the Washington County Historical Society. Tours are provided in collaboration with Hidden Marietta Tour Company, with a portion of every ticket going to preservation of this monumental and historic building.


Join us at the Anchorage Mansion
424 George Street,
Marietta, OH 45750

Open for the Tour Season May-October
Fridays: 6pm – Guided History & Hauntings Tour

Fridays: 10pm – Flashlight Ghost Tour

1pm Self-guided Tour

3pm & 6pm Guided History & Hauntings tour

Includes 1.5 hour tour and optional 30 minute paranormal investigation using our ghost hunting equipment!