Ohio River Museum – Marietta, Ohio - Atlas Obscura

Ohio River Museum

One of the few places where you can explore a 1918 paddlewheel steamboat from stem to stern. 

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There are several interesting exhibits at the Ohio River Museum in Marietta, but the crown jewel is the W.P. Snyder, a restored 1918 paddlewheel steamboat that is one of the last remaining boats of its kind in the United States. Visitors are welcome to tour this historic vessel from bow to stern. The century-old steam-powered towboat is docked by the bank of the Muskingum River, along with a shanty boat and the wheelhouse of the wrecked Tell City.

Update: It is currently closed for construction and expected to reopen in 2025. You can still walk around and see the outdoor items.

Know Before You Go

Ohio State Route 7 runs through Marietta, where the Ohio River Museum is located. The Campus Martius Museum is in the same neighborhood. Interstate 77 passes through Marietta as well. The museum resumed normal operating hours the first week of April. An experienced guide will be conducting tours of the W.P. Snyder.

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