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Marietta Museum of History

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Address: 1 Depot St NE, Ste 200, Marietta, GA 30060-1900
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+1 770-794-5710
10:00 - 16:00
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The Marietta Museum of History is one of Marietta's unique treasures. The...

The Marietta Museum of History is one of Marietta's unique treasures. The museum is located in the Historic Kennesaw House, a structure built in 1845. Located just steps off the Marietta Square, the museum is a perfect afternoon activity for visitors to take in along with local lunch and shopping.

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A Must See in Marietta, Georgia

Marietta Museum of History is located in the second floor of the Kennesaw House, one of the oldest buildings in Marietta. It is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. The... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Ileana P
Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Marietta Museum of History is located in the second floor of the Kennesaw House, one of the oldest buildings in Marietta. It is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. The general admission is $7 and $5 for seniors and students. It is located in the downtown of Marietta, west of the Marietta Square and closed to the... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,129 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The museum is on the second floor of the historic Kennesaw House. In 1845 it was a cotton warehouse. It became the Fletcher House Hotel in 1855. During the Civil War it was used as a hospital and morgue. It's a very well organized, wonderful museum covering the history of Marietta and Cobb County. I found the museum to have... More 

1 Thank cheryl h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I love history so I am always excited to visit a history museum. I enjoyed all the exhibits here. It is fascinating to see history and think of the people to whom these artifacts were new.

Thank Anita K
Manchester England
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

More local history that you can take in. Great displays, large museum and knowledgable staff. Firearms to clothing this museum has it all

Thank Laura H
Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Marietta has a surprisingly interesting history and this little museum provides a good overview. It starts with a nice display covering the area's Native American roots (Cherokee and Creek), then moves onto the early white settlers, including the growth of local business and industry. Marietta's role in the Civil War is also detailed - indeed, the building the museum is... More 

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Douglasville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This museum is a great place to visit. I was totally surprised at how much there is to see...from Civil War history, relics, etc. to pictures and history of Marietta. I enjoyed seeing the Marietta Square as I remembered it from childhood. I had forgotten about the Atherton's Drugstore explosion but saw the pictures of that tragedy. This is a... More 

1 Thank Judy W
Jacksonville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. You can walk through on your own of course, but stop and have a conversation with the folks manning the place to get an additional dose of local flavor.

1 Thank Garry S
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A good place to learn about Marietta and the beginnings of this city. Lots to look at here. A good museum gift shop.

1 Thank Gris G
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great little museum that provides some great Civil War history. Had various attractions of the history of Marietta and provided just a great time!!! Great for families.

1 Thank Rhenitha J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum is located right on Glover Square in downtown Marietta. There are 2-3 steps to go up to the museum. The employees here are super fantastic and helpful. Parking is located around the square area but it is hard to come by. Depending on the time you park it could be limited to 2 hours. The police dept. has... More 

1 Thank Bonnieexplores

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