Marietta Travel Guide
Welcome to Marietta!
With a vibrant downtown district boasting numerous historical sites, this suburb of Atlanta is a prime destination for those who seek history and culture. Situated just south of the North Georgia Mountains, Marietta offers visitors a comprehensive look into the colorful history of the Confederacy and the American Civil War through a variety of museums and landmarks. Visitors gain unique perspectives of these important political and historical events at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, the Marietta Confederate Cemetery and the Marietta Musuem of History. An important city centerpiece, Marietta Square is a multi-purpose area which boasts the Marietta Welcome Center, the Marietta Museum of History and the historic Root House Museum. Also located within the square is the Gone with the Wind Movie Museum, a hot destination point for movie enthusiasts. Marietta is also home to numerous antiques dealers, best showcased during the annual Marietta Antique Street Festival in mid-September.
Located in Marietta Square in the historic Kennesaw House, this community musuem features 19th- and 20th-century homelife displays, a Civil War gallery and regional general-history exhibits.
Hotels & Motels
The Holiday Inn Express Marietta is conveniently located off Interstate 75, 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta.