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Marietta Museum of History

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Address: 1 Depot St NE Ste 200, Ste 200, Marietta, GA 30060-1905
Phone Number: +1 770-794-5710
10:00 - 16:00
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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 in 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.

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We went there expecting a one-room exhibit and left in awe. It starts with authentic period dresses, furniture, and a semi-recreation of what a station would have looked like with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 June 2016
Fort Benning, Georgia
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Fort Benning, Georgia
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We went there expecting a one-room exhibit and left in awe. It starts with authentic period dresses, furniture, and a semi-recreation of what a station would have looked like with real artifacts. There is the sad story of Mary Phagan, who is interred in the Citizen's cemetery, and the docent has vast knowledge of everything regarding this city. You move... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

This made our second visit to this museum and, as before, it was a delight. Nice touches throughout. Given that my wife and I both write Civil War history, and this museum gave considerable attention to that period, we can be a tough audience to please. We were very pleased, indeed, and highly recommend it.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Whether you're a youngster or oldster, you'll find something that catches your eye & interest at this museum. From the military uniforms & weapons, tools used, historical stories even about the building for the Museum and its role in the Great Train "stealing" history, there's something for everyone.

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

So interesting and a great way to spend the afternoon. So much information about Marietta and the history around this town. Really enjoyed this museum.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

We enjoyed the general history exhibits, the music machines, the Baby Boomers generation exhibits, but the most extensive collections related to military history of all wars with special attention to Marietta's role in the Civil War. The docents were very knowledgeable. When we went, Feb 2016, admission was $7 per adult, and we felt it was well worth the price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

My husband and I were very glad that both the Holiday Inn desk clerk and the J. R. Crickets waiter suggested that we visit here. It was worth it. The docent was a wealth of information. Gun collectors ought to visit to see the extensive collection that is on display.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The Marietta Museum of History is a wonderful visit into the history and life in Marietta. The staff is helpful and friendly. They add a lot of background history to the displays and exhibits which enriches the experience. The museum presents the history of the area from the Creeks and the Cherokees to the present. Civil War and the Great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is a quaint museum but wonderfully displayed. Employees were very informative and went out of their way to assist us and provide us with additional information and history. Highly recommend!

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Visited this museum yesterday with my daughter. So much history (local, state & country) is packed into this building it can take at least 2hrs to see and explore. It has 2 floors but most of the memorabilia is on the 2nd floor. My favorite section was the military: loved the weapons and uniforms from WW1 to Desert Storm to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

I visited the museum with a couple friends of mine back in January while I was in town and we stopped by the Marietta Museum after lunch one day. The museum itself is in a really interesting old building which used to be a hotel before the Civil War and served as a Union hospital at the end of the... More 

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