Brumby Hall and Gardens
500 Powder Springs Street
The first superintendent of the Georgia Military Institute, Colonel
Arnoldus V. Brumby, built this lovely Greek Revival style house in
1851. When Sherman's troops occupied Marietta in 1864, the house was
used as a hospital. The Institute buildings were burned as the army
departed on the 'March to the Sea,' but it seems that Brumby Hall was
spared, as Sherman and Brumby were friends at West Point. It is used as
a house museum and special events facility in conjunction with the
Marietta Conference Center & Resort.
Admission: Free By Appointment Only.
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
17 North Park Square
This Art Deco theatre served as a movie house on the Marietta Square
from 1935-76. Recently restored and returned to its original glory, it
now hosts classic films, concerts and stage productions. The Strand is
the home of the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, which produces musical theatre
performances throughout the year, www.Atlantalyrictheatre.com. www.earlsmithstrand.org
Marietta Welcome Center, 4 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060
visiting Marietta stop at the Welcome Center and purchase a Heritage
Passport your pass to our three must-see museums at considerable
savings: Marietta Museum of History, Root House Museum, and Marietta
Gone With the Wind/Scarlett on the Square. $10, over a 25% savings!
Marietta Fire Museum
112 Haynes Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Marietta Fire Department was officially formed in 1854 following a
massive fire which destroyed most of the Marietta Square. This museum
offers a unique look at firefighting techniques and equipment from the
1800s to the present. The highlight of the collection is the Silsby
Steamer purchased by the city in 1879. Nicknamed 'The Aurora,' the
horse-drawn pumper served Marietta until 1921, and received a complete
restoration in 1992. It is one of only five still in existence.
Mon-Fri 8-5, Evenings and weekends by appointment
Free, Tours conducted by active duty fire fighters
Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, Scarlett on the Square18 Whitlock Avenue Marietta, GA 30064
the movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta in 1939, the world
fell in love with Scarlett and Rhett. The love affair continues at the
Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, Scarlett on the Square. The museum
features rare memorabilia from the movie, Margaret Mitchell, and her
Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Housed in a former livery stable and
cotton warehouse from 1875, the collection includes scripts, books,
props, movie posters, and the original bengaline honeymoon gown worn by
Vivien Leigh in her Oscar winning role as Scarlett.
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Closed Major Holidays
$7 Adults, $6 Seniors/Students, $5 Groups of 15 or more
Marietta Museum of History1 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060
on the second floor of the 1845 Kennesaw House, the Marietta Museum of
History's galleries overflow with a wide variety of artifacts that will
offer something of interest for every visitor. From 19th and 20th
Century clothing and accessories to Civil War weapons and ammunition,
the museum tells the story of the development of Cobb County and
Marietta with displays on Native Americans, the Gold Rush, early
inventions, influential Mariettans, and the growth of the Bell Bomber
Plant, now Lockheed/Martin.
$7 Adults, $5 Seniors/Students, Free for Members & Children under 6. Educational group tours and trunk shows available.
Educational group tours and trunk shows available.
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
30 Atlanta Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is metropolitan Atlanta's only museum
dedicated to American art. Housed in Marietta's first U.S. Post Office,
the museum hosts a full schedule of exhibitions and boasts a permanent
collection of 19th and 20th century American art, from Warhol to Wyeth.
Admission: $8 adults, $5 Seniors/Students. Free for children 6 and under.
Old Zion Baptist Church Heritage Museum
165 Lemon Street, Marietta, GA 30060
770-427-8749, ext. 114
Located at the corner of Lemon & Haynes Streets, this Museum is
dedicated to the preservation of the history, art and culture of the
black community in Cobb County. Open Thursday, 10am-2pm or by
appointment. Admission is free but donations are accepted.
The Root House Museum145 Denmead Street, Marietta, GA 30060
in 1845 by Hannah and William Root, the Root House Museum offers
visitors a glimpse of the home life of a middle class merchant and his
family. Owned and operated by the Cobb Landmarks and Historical
Society, it is one of the oldest surviving frame houses in Marietta and
is furnished with period furniture in the fashion of the 1850s. Outside
guests can walk among flower beds and vegetable plots in a garden that
reflects the gardening practices of the mid 19th century, as well as
see the recreated kitchen and working 1850s cook stove.
Adults: $7; Students & Seniors: $6 and children under 6 free.