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Marietta Museum of History

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Address: 1 Depot Street - Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060
Phone Number: 770 794 5710
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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 on the second floor of 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. Hours are 10 am - 4 pm Mon-Sat. Call for holiday hours.
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Very limitted collection

If you're on Marietta square and have 1/2 hour to kill, may be worth a visit. Very limited collection, mostly old, dusty artifacts.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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Bulgaria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you're on Marietta square and have 1/2 hour to kill, may be worth a visit. Very limited collection, mostly old, dusty artifacts.

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

You'll find all kinds things, Civil War, Gone With The Wind, collectables, tours, books, too much to mention. We've been there so many times, if you know about the Big Chicken, you'll find an ornament for it. It's where Andrews Raiders stole the train in the Civil War, Andrews stayed there when it was a hotel. Great Locomotive Chase.

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The planes were impressive and there was a lot of space to walk around and enjoy looking. However the docent on the premises was arrogant and rude. He did not make it feel like a family friendly facility. We will go back and hope another docent is working.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Ghost, I am pretty sure there are ghosts in this place. Why wouldn't there be? The history holds the answer..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Received a great mini-tour by Mr. Jim R. He is so knowledgable and his enthusiasm for history was infectious. He made it a great pleasure to pass through the museum. Although small, the museum is so rich in American history. It was a great family trip!

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Marietta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great museum full of local historic exhibits, particularly on civil war history since Marietta and mearby Kennesaw Mountain were major sites in Atlanta campaign in Battle of Atlanta. Many other interesting historical exhibits of Marietta and surrounding area. Great historial lectures held here too. Very nice little gift shop.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited this museum on a Tuesday. That's the day a fine southern gentleman named Jim Ross volunteers his time as a tour guide. He gave us a tremendous tour of the museum pointing out the historical significance of every room. He knew his stuff and had a great personality that made the tour a whole lot of fun. There... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The recent expansion of the Marietta Museum of History added to its already exciting attractions. Historic outfits, gun displays, furniture, small machines, books, recreated rooms of 19th century Cobb County, knowledgeable docents to answer all one's questions - what more could we ask of this amazing history museum.

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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great place for kids, family, couples or friends. The Marietta Museum of History has several permanent exhibits that they continue to add artifacts and material to. They have interactive things for kids and the volunteer staff is really helpful in answering any questions you might have. There are some exhibits that they change out throughout the year to keep things... More 

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139 reviews 139 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I visited the Marietta Museum of History with a friend of mine who is an expert in the Civil War. This museum offers displays of all the wars between the Civil War until present. The museum also offers displays of life in a Marietta from its founding. I was born and raised here in Marietta and seeing the displays always... More 

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