Located across the Muskingum River from downtown Marietta, Harmar Village began as the first military installation of the Northwest Territory in 1785.
Originally built in 1788 as a civilian fortification to protect settlers from the surrounding Native American tribes.
Those looking to ride an authentic sternwheeler can visit the Valley Gem right next door to the Ohio River Museum.
Hopewell and Adena Indians lived in Washington County around 100BC. Although both cultures disappeared by AD 500, a few of the ceremonial structures remain today.