Henry Fearing House 

Visit the 19th Century at the home of Henry Fearing. Built in 1847, the home exemplifies the lifestyles of middle-class Marietta during the Victorian Era.


The Fearing family, early settlers to Marietta, made their mark through service to the community. Paul Fearing, a Harvard law graduate, was the first lawyer in the Northwest Territory. His son, Henry, built this two-story brick house on the corner of Market Street and Gilman Avenue in Harmar. Fearing developed property and made diverse investments, including in the flourishing local steamboat enterprises and assisted in raising money to support the construction of the Women's Home built in 1885. Benjamin Dana Fearing, a son, was one of the five Civil War generals from Washington County. Henry Fearing added a southern addition to the house and lived there until his death in 1894.

Explore the Henry Fearing House

Museum is located in Historic Harmar Village at 131 Gilman Avenue.

Open to the public May - October, Friday & Saturday 1-4pm and by appointment.

The Washington County Historical Society purchased the home in 1974. After extensive restoration, the museum opened in 1982. The Henry Fearing House is a treasure trove of historical archival items from Marietta and Washington County.

(740) 373-1788

346 Muskingum Dr, Marietta, OH 45750, USA