Explore Marietta’s Indian Mounds on the Ancient Earthworks tour. We’ll visit flat-topped pyramids that bear an uncanny resemblance to Aztec temples; walk down a sacred road more than 20 centuries old; and stand atop the Quadranou Mound where ancient astronomer-priests studied the movement of the sun, moon and stars.
We’ll also explore enigmatic Mound Cemetery, the final resting place of Revolutionary War Patriots, and hear local myths of lost tribes, refugees from Atlantis, giants, goblins and buried treasure as we walk through the lovely Victorian neighborhood that surrounds the mounds.
This tour is a fantastic opportunity to step way back in time. More than 2,000 years old, the earthworks in this area are an important key to Marietta’s past.
Ancient Earthworks departs from Mound Cemetery’s Fifth Street gate (Fifth and Scammel Streets) at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 8th.
$15 for adults, $10 for children under 12.
Tour duration 90 minutes to 2 hours. The distance covered is just more than 1.5 miles. Although much of the Ancient Earthworks tour is over sidewalks, we walk through the grass and over some uneven terrain when we visit the Quadranou Mound. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.
Bring your camera, where else in the world can you climb and play on monuments from the ancient past?