For those with an interest in Ohio and American history, Washington County is a hotbed of historical significance. As the starting point for the westward expansion, the region is the perfect place to connect with American heritage.

You and your family will take a trip back in time, following in the footsteps of our early ancestors as they helped make America the country it is today. Deepen your understanding and appreciation of Ohio’s past by uncovering stories that have been passed down for generations.

Watch your teenager’s eyes grow wide with frightening anticipation as they listen to the haunted stories of 19th century Marietta. Marval at the stunning architecture of Victorian-style homes that grace the area, and of course, be sure to stop by the historical society while you are in town to get a full picture of the region’s rich history.

  • Armory Square
  • Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park
  • Anchorage
  • Hidden Marietta
  • Washington County Historical Society
  • The Castle
  • Local History and Genealogy Library
  • Henry Fearing House
  • Henderson Hall
  • Oliver Tucker House
  • Constitution Station
  • Matamoras Historical Society
  • Belpre Farmers Castle Museum