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Ohio River Museum

601 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750-2131
+1 740-373-3717
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Steamship Museum

I found this museum to be disappointing. I took the name "Ohio River Museum" to be that it would... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Last of the steam tow boats

We took the tour of the W.P. Snyder tow boat at the museum. The tour was included in the cost of... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
John L
Dublin, Ohio
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601 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750-2131
601 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750-2131
+1 740-373-3717
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

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 buildings connected by covered walkways....More

1  Thank AnnNonymos
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 compartment. This particular tow boat pushed coal barges...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 30 August 2017

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 of what sternwheelers were like.

1  Thank Diane L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I saw this place online and rode out to see it, what a great visit and tour. The staff was excellent and the tour of the W.P. Snyder Jr made the trip worth it. Definitely recommend the place.

Thank Monster_Ninja_Batman
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I'm a little biased because of my love for river and ohio history but for a mere $9 for adults, you get a guided tour of an actual sternwheeler steam ship plus 2 museums. I woukd recommend to everyone.

Thank Gregbald13
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The tour is excellent. We enjoyed the many displays and models of ships. The luxury of the packet ships was surprising for the era.

Thank Jeanne O
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The hotel is open seasonally, so be sure to check their website. There is an excellent collection of steamboat name placards and other memorabilia from steamboats on the Ohio River, and was very enjoyable to tour. The tour of the late-period steamboat moored by the...More

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting and educational museum. Worth the stop. The museum is laid out nicely and is easy to navigate.

Thank tbird437
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We enjoyed the museum exhibits and truly loved our tour of the W. P. Snyder! Nancy was an awesome tour guide, extremely knowledgeable!! So much history about a trade that is still active on our rivers! This is the LAST and ONLY boat of it's...More

Thank LatorreFamily
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The highlight of this museum is the tour of an old steamship stern wheeler. You can only see it with a tour, so ask about that when you arrive. The rest of the museum is interesting and fun. Buy the ticket that also gets you...More

Thank JordanF
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27 September 2015|
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Response from dmwnc1959 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your interest-level and pace (some people just 'walk through', others 'study' the exhibits), but to take the guided tour the W.P. Snyder as well as the self-guided tours of both the Ohio River Museum and... More