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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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our guided tour of the Ohio River Museum, Especially enjoyed the WP Synder, the last steam powered stern wheeled boat in the US. Much was learned of the importance of the river to t...  more »
  • The museum was very informative including information of devastating floods in the area. The entire offered alot of information re: riverboats. The highlight of the trip was the guided tour of the W.P...  more »
  • My brother was interested in stern-wheel riverboats, so we visited. The museum was good, but the guided tour was the highlight. We learned a lot about the local economy and the steam technology of the...  more »
  • 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!