Dr. Increase Mathews House Museum & Gardens
The Dr. Increase Mathews House Museum & Gardins is located in the Putnum Historic District of Zanesville. Dr. Mathews, an early medical doctor in Zanesville, purchased land across the Muskingum River from Zanesville in 1801. The land purchase was made possible by financial help from his uncle, General Rufus Putnam and his cousin, Levi Whipple. In 1805, Dr. Mathews built a single story sandstone house on his land. The kitchen, with its large double fireplace, was in the basement. Dr. Mathews lived in the stone cottage for fifty-one years. The house was enlarged in 1884 by the addition of two stories to the sandstone cottage. The home stayed in the Mathews family until the 1930s. In 1970, Mrs F.F. (Dorthea Guthrie) Frazier gave it to the Pioneer and Historical Society of Muskingum County. Visitors can see historic room settings, exhibits about military history, Muskingum River history. and displays of quilts. local glass and pottery.
304 Woodlawn Avenue
Local Number: (740) 454-9500
Sunday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Special Hours: Open Sundays May - September and year round by appointment
18 and over
Accepted Forms of Payment