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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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 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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Museum has free parking across rail tracks. Sign up for email to receive notice of "free" days. Another coming up in March. Bring your camera. There are opportunities for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Museum has free parking across rail tracks. Sign up for email to receive notice of "free" days. Another coming up in March. Bring your camera. There are opportunities for the little ones to touch and there is a gift shop downstairs to pick up a few items, do not pass up the commemorative magnet.

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Thank dddorothy
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently visited the Marietta History Museum with my in-laws. It is on the second floor of the old Kennesaw House, famous for its role in the Great Locomotive Chase. While much of the original facade is gone on the inside you can feel the history. A couple of the rooms replicate how they would have appeared during the Civil... More 

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Thank ChristianBrother
Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are traveling to the Atlanta, GA area make sure you go NW of Atlanta to Marietta, a city rich in History. While you are there, you will want to take in the Marietta Museum of History just off the square. Great staff, and bookstore. They also have people coming in almost weekly to do historical accounts of the... More 

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Thank Dale H
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Went yesterday with family and friends. LOTS OF CONTENT. My brother in law said after we left ; I could have stayed their all day. I have been donating Antiques and stuff to this Museum for years. Dan did a fine job putting this Museum together. We will visit often. I give these folks a A+

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Thank Gerald A
Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I recently visited this wonderful museum with the local Newcomer's group. Mr. Cox was our guide. He was a wealth of knowledge regarding Marietta's history and the people who shaped this city. It was interesting that he singlehandedly restored the Kennesaw Hotel-which was in real disrepair-and started the museum. Being on a tour with limited time, I plan to go... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

On 2nd Wednesdays of the month from 10:30am for about an hour, an adult and up to 3 kids can take a "Museum Mice Tour". The tour is a lesson in Marietta History disguised as a scavenger hunt in which you find "Murray" and "Etta", better known as the Museum Mice. Reservations are required but just call and give them... More 

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Thank Veronica D
Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I found this interesting and value for the $. Informative and I learned quite a bit about Marietta. I'll definitely revisit.

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Thank Christine C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

What a great place to come and see history. Me and my wife are visiting our son and planned to come here. We are not disappointed. Come visit history.

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Thank Mike N
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This museum is focused on Marietta and has the hotel room used by the leader of the Great Locomotive Chase. This was a great stop for my family during a day at Marietta Square. We spent about an hour here, but would've spent more time if we'd had it.

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1 Thank travelin_mom28
Livonia, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a small collection of things in a historically significant building. Some of the artifacts are interesting. The guides that explain it all are the most interesting.

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