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Marietta Museum of History

1 Depot Street - Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060
770 794 5710
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Marietta
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Marietta Museum of History is one of Marietta's unique treasures. The museum is located on the...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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3 attraction reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Atlanta GA
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40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I visited the Museum earlier this year and enjoyed it so much I recently bought another pass via Groupon. From the exterior, the building reminds me of those I've seen in Holland or Belgium but inside the warm wooden floors and museum items everywhere make you want to stay for hours viewing everything. A nice display of regional historical memorabilia... More 

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