30 May Unique Places to Visit in Marietta
Do you like to explore the unique places in a city? Marietta is filled with hidden gems. The summer is a great time to experience new destinations. Here are some things to add to your list when you visit Marietta.
Aviation History & Technology Center
Aviation enthusiasts and fun-seekers experience local aviation legacy at Marietta’s Aviation History & Technology Center. Drop in for a visit. While you are here, you can explore 15 military and civilian aircrafts, including inside of the C-141B StarLifter, and Lockheed Jet Star, a corporate jet owned by the country singer Kenny Rogers. Let your imagination take flight.
Visit Marietta Art Tour
Total art immersion is easy in Marietta. We have art around every corner on the Historic Marietta Square. Pop into one of our many art galleries. Peruse American fine arts inside the Cobb Museum of Art. You will be wowed by our public artworks as you learn about our city. Take the self-guided Visit Marietta Art Tour to enjoy visual art.
Marietta Fire Museum
Looking for an unforgettable experience with your family? Visit the Marietta Fire Museum. Learn how the fire department has changed over time through a self-guided tour. Just a few blocks from Marietta Square and admission is FREE. Located at 112 Haynes St NE in Marietta. Doors are open for self-guided tours 9:00am – 5:00pm every day.
History buffs will find much to explore in Marietta’s local cemeteries. Don your walking shoes for a self-guided walk. Learn about how people lived in the past and reflect on the unique stories of the people buried there. Marietta has several historically interesting cemeteries worth visiting:
- Marietta City Cemetery 420 West Atlanta Road
- Marietta City Cemetery Slave Lot: The marker is in the Old Marietta City Cemetery, in the north section near the Confederate Cemetery and can be found near the intersection of West Atlanta Street SE and Cemetery Street SE.
- Marietta National Cemetery 500 Washington Ave NE.
- Marietta Confederate Cemetery 395 Powder Springs St adjacent to the Marietta City Cemetery
William Root House Museum & Gardens
Have you ever wanted to see inside a historic Marietta home? Then plan a visit to William Root House Museum & Garden near the Marietta Square. Root House is one of the oldest homes in the Atlanta area. The home and grounds have been meticulously restored to their 1860 appearance. The William Root House is the first house museum in the U.S. to offer a fully self-guided touchscreen tour. The Root House has been recognized by the Georgia Association of Museums for excellence in exhibition theory, planning, and implementation, of interactive museum technology. It was awarded the 2023 Museum of the Year.