Marietta Museum of History reviews
Go learn something about the area you are in. Whether you are visiting, or you live here like we do, the Marietta Museum is a good place to learn about the area and its past. more »
Small museum in the middle of the town square and good for an afternoon jaunt. You could eat at one of the area restaurants and then check out the civil war memorabilia (very limited selection) and..... more »
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves here! The museum is huge, so make sure to leave yourself enough time to walk around. The man working there was glad to fill us in on the background of many relics. When you’re done with the museum, the town of Marietta has a ton to offer. Historic downtown is just steps away from the museum. Well-worth your time!
Excellent local and regional history museum, covering much more than Civil War. We visited half-expecting to be surrounded by Civil War history given the area's quantity of events during this period. That would have been fine, given that I'm a Civil War history buff. However, the Marietta Museum of History offered much more than Civil War and military history. It included everything from Native American history covering the Cherokees and Trail of Tears through the Civil War up to the present day business and civic history. Some unique exhibits document Southern life during these periods, including a prototypical 1950s kitchen, business and manufacturing artifacts from throughout the 1800s and 1900s, and the history of the Cobb County Courthouse. Of course, there are the expected well-documented and wonderfully-presented areas devoted to the Civil War, including the Great Locomotive Chase which has a direct link to the former hotel site in which the museum is located. A good visit requires about 90 minutes, but a history devotee can spend much more time there. For example, I simply browsed the extensive display of newspapers and other printed materials available which could consume the better part of a day for an avid history student. The museum is conveniently located along the walking path near Marietta Square, which also means easy and convenient access to the wonderful restaurants and treat stops that make up downtown Marietta. Plus, the new Marietta Market food hall is within easy walking distance.
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