Ohio River Museum

"The Iroquois called the river 'Ohio' and the name was later translated by the French as 'the Beautiful---La Belle Riviere.' Not a beautiful river, mind you, but the beautiful, with no fear that it might be confused with any other."


April 1 – September 5 Labor Day
Monday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open Holidays
(Memorial Day,July 4, Labor Day) 12 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Holidays
(Easter) CLOSED
* Groups by appointment

Hours: September – October
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m - 5:00 p.m.
* Tours by appointment


FOM or OHS Members Free
Adults $7.00
Adult Combination Pass $9.00
Students K to College (with ID) $4.00
Student Combination Pass $5.00
Children 5 & under Free
Combination Passes are for 1 Day only and include both museums.


The Ohio River Museum is at the intersection of Front and St. Clair streets at 601 Front Street in Marietta in Washington County. It is one block west of Campus Martius.

General Information

Ohio River Museum
601 Front Street
Marietta, OH 45750

740.373.3750 (Campus Martius Museum)
800.860.0145 (toll free)

Site Manager:
L. Hendershot

lhendershot@campusmartiusmuseum.org or cmmoriv@ohiohistory.org

Campus Martius Museum is managed by the Friends of the Museums, Inc., on behalf of the Ohio History Connection.

Site Education Programs

This site offers educational programs for school groups. The Ohio History Teacher's Resources Page lists the wide range of subject-focused field trips offered at this site and other Ohio History Connection sites. Each field trip includes a brief description and location as well as general dates of availability.