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Ohio River Museum, Marietta

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The Ohio River Museum is a museum that interprets the history of the Ohio River. The museum is situated on the Muskingum River, near its confluence with the Ohio River, in Marietta, Ohio.

Among the museum's collection is the W.P. Snyder, Jr., the last steam powered towboat on the river.

The museum is located at 39°25′14″N 81°27′46″W / 39.42056°N 81.46278°W, a block from the Campus Martius Museum.
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  • I found this museum to be disappointing. I took the name "Ohio River Museum" to be that it would be a history of the people and region of the Ohio River. Nope. The museum is made up of three separate ...  more »
  • We took the tour of the W.P. Snyder tow boat at the museum. The tour was included in the cost of the admission. The docent was knowledgeable and took us all over the boat telling about each compartmen...  more »
  • This place had much to see and had a wonderful collection of riverboat history. We have been here several times and always find something new. The tour of the WJ Snyder is a must also to get the feel ...  more »
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  • The Ohio River Museum in Marietta shows visitors how the inland waterways shaped America. From the colorful characters to the models of sternwheelers to the restored shanty boat and the last of it's kind, the WP Snyder sternwheeler, built in 1918, the museum brings to life an era many people never knew and only dream about.
  • Great place for our local history !
  • Great place to learn about our river history.
  • A wonderful surprise and well worth seeing. If touring the nearby Campus Martius museum do this first, as it'll give you a chance to see the W.P. Snyder and grounds exhibits while the sun is hitting their 'good side' for photography purposes, beat the crowds, and while the morning is still cool and comfortable. Lots of great steamboat and paddleboat models, paintings, and artifacts. A definitive Must-see while in Marietta!

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