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With its Civil War history, Marietta, Georgia has a lot of history to offer. The historic Kennesaw House in the town square, is a museum piece in itself, but also houses the Marietta Musuem of History on its second floor. Three galleries exhibit artifacts that will picque the interest of any history buff. The Homelife Gallery features clothing and accessories, the Civil War Gallery (the real reason you're there) has uniforms, authentic weaponry and ammunition, and the General History Gallery discusses the formation of Cobb County and the establishment of Marietta as a municipality.
Frankly, my dear, whether you give a d--- or not, you really should visit Scarlett on the Square, the Gone With The Wind movie museum, which owns original costumes, props, and other items from the 1939 movie that won eight Academy Awards in 1940.
The hallowed ground of the Marietta National Cemetery cherishes the bodies of over 10,172 Civil War soldiers, both Confederate and Union , many of whom gave the supreme sacrifice at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Truly, no visit to Marietta is complete without a visit to this cemetery. Please tread lightly.
Attend the Marietta Farmer's Market on the North end of the Marietta Square between May and October for homemade jams, breads, and other goodies.
One block off the Marietta Square is the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art. Housed in a white-columned historic former U.S. Post Office, the museum offers a ever-changing collection of art from local and national artists, and hosts a variety of local social events. Don't miss the quarterly "Martini's and Music" evening which benefits the museum.
If you're planning a visit to Marietta in December, you should make the Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour in its Historic District. You'll half expect to see Rhett or Scarlett descending a grand staircase at any moment.