4980 Cowan Rd.
Acworth, GA 30101
Phone: (770) 974-1922
Fax: (770) 917-9289
4980 Cowan Rd., Acworth, GA, US, 30101
- Phone: (770) 974-1922
- Fax: (770) 917-9289
Arts & Museums
Civil War enthusiasts should make a point of visiting this museum, located about 15 minutes north of Atlanta off Interstate 75. The focal point is The General, the locomotive engine stolen by a group of Union spies during the Civil War which began what is known to Civil War buffs as the Great Locomotive Chase. Experience the exciting tale of "The General and The Texas" in a multimedia presentation, or pore over numerous Civil War artifacts and relics displayed throughout the museum. See website for guided tour details and seasonal program information.
Located on the campus of Kennesaw State University, this impressive gallery is just a short trip up Interstate 75 from downtown or Buckhead. Featuring fine art from noted Atlanta collections, national and international artists, and ethnic and multicultural artists, the gallery also displays a nice collection of the photographic and artistic efforts of the university's talented students and faculty. While you're there, stop by the Sturgis Art Gallery located within the Sturgis Library, housed in the same building.
Located in Sturgis Library's ground floor, The Art Gallery focuses more strongly on the works of local as well as international artists. Featuring rotating exhibitions from Africa, France, Mexico and more, and permanent collections of art students, the gallery is a foray for these young artists into the world of art. With contemporary fine art that displays a fine mix of media, influences, and artist backgrounds, this is a fine place to get a peek of various artistic impressions.
MHHE provides innovative programs and exhibitions to promote diversity, build character, and encourage respect. Visitors have the opportunity to tour
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site was the largest gathering place of Mississippian Indians between 1000 and 1550 CE. The largest mound is three acres (one hectare) in diameter and 63 feet (20 meters) tall, and is thought to have housed the chief's platform. The five other mounds are much smaller, and served primarily as burial sites. Archeological digs have excavated much of the remains, which are on display in a small museum, which also houses exhibits on the area's history.
Housed in a Victorian home located off Marietta's square, The Marlow House Gallery is The Marlow House's gallery featuring Thomas Kinkade art and other collectibles.
A wonderful collection of Gone with the Wind movie and book memorabilia, including original costumes, scripts, books, movies posters, and photographs are displayed at this museum with highlights including the original Bengaline honeymoon gown worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in the film, several of Margaret Mitchell's personal volumes of the novel, and an educational display dedicated to the African American cast members.
The Old Bartow County Courthouse is an Italianate style structure. It was later turned into a museum called Bartow History Museum. On display are artifacts, photographs, documents and memorabilia that offer a glimpse of the Civil War times. It also provides several educational programs for kids. This building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
A state-of-the-art, 80,000 square foot museum which displays a permanent collection of contemporary Western American art, including over 200 paintings and sculptures by more than 100 of the finest 20th century Western artists which depict the history and legends of the Old West. A children's gallery is also on site that contains interactive and educational exhibits related to art and Western culture.
The history of Marietta is forever intertwined with that of Atlanta, and is in its full, perpetual glory just 15 minutes north of downtown. Located on the second floor of the historic Kennesaw House in downtown Marietta, the museum features relics from the Civil War, historic artifacts, and a parade of furniture that dates back to the first settlers of the area. The Kennesaw House was built early in the 19th Century as a hotel, and served as headquarters for General Sherman during his unappreciated visit to the area in 1864.
Providing a unique look at firefighting techniques and equipment from as far back as the late 1800s, this museum showcases and exhibits antique fire engines and firefighting equipment with the highlight of the collection being the 1880s era Silsby Steamer named
This neat concept is housed in a brightly painted brick building across from the Marietta Museum of Art, just in case the work of area artists should inspire you. Open five days a week for personal pottery painting, the center features six tables, all paints and supplies, an on site kiln and a bright atmosphere for your day behind the brush. Perfect for kids' parties, bridal showers or corporate meetings, Just Kiln' Time will open at any time to accommodate your group's party.