History At New Museum

Want to learn more about Marietta? The Marietta Museum of History will tell you all.

It’s housed on the second floor of the oldest building on the square, The Kennesaw House, which is itself rich in history, making it the perfect site for a museum of this kind.

The museum proudly displays photographs and provides written information as well as historic artifacts from the area. It’s an eclectic mix of memorabilia which makes it easy for everyone to find a piece of history that will spark their interests. There’s one of general Sherman’s hairpins that serves as a reminder of his march to Atlanta in 1865, a wedding dress from the 1890’s, and photos depicting Cobb’s growth.

In all, the museum tells the rich history of the area from the Creek/Cherokee Indian period to the present times.
The Kennesaw House, originally called the Fletcher Hotel in 1854, was the planning site for the famous “Great Locomotive Chase” during the Civil War.

The Marietta Museum of History is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Donation is $2.00.