The Atlanta region’s history encompasses much more than the Civil War. Understand how the city of Marietta evolved over the years with a visit to a local museum. Become inspired by the words and life of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a visit to a National Historic Site. Pay your respects to those who died in the Civil War with a stop at one of two cemeteries. Be sure to stop at the monuments honoring several events throughout American history.
- Gone with the Wind Movie Museum – Frankly My Dear…You really should head over to this museum, located in Marietta. It is one of the most complete collections of “Gone with the Wind” movie and book memorabilia.
- Marietta / Cobb County Museum of Art – The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is metropolitan Atlanta's only museum dedicated to American Art. The collection is housed in the former Cobb County United States Post Office.
- Marietta Confederate Cemetery – Established in 1863, the cemetery is the final resting place of Confederate soldiers from the Battle of Kolb’s Farm and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
- Marietta Fire Museum - What kid didn’t want to become a fire fighter? Make your way down to Marietta’s Fire House #1 to visit this museum, containing items from as far back as the 1800’s.
- Marietta Museum of History – Peruse the three galleries displaying artifacts from the Civil War and Cobb County’s history.
- Marietta National Cemetery – Established in 1866 as the Marietta and Atlanta National Cemetery, these historic grounds are the final resting site for 17,000 soldiers, 3,000 of them unknown.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site – Visit the important sites in the life of the nation’s foremost civil rights leader.
- Root House Museum – Built in 1845 by Marietta’s early settlers Hannah and William Root, the Greek Revival house is now located two blocks from its original site. It is one of the oldest surviving frame houses in Marietta.