Marietta was established in 1834 and today it is acknowledged as a bustling community where the current residents take advantage of the metropolitan opportunities all the while enjoying the small-town atmosphere. There are fabulous restaurants, antique shops, lovely parks, original Victorian homes and historic sites for residents and visitors to experience. Over the past two decades, Marietta has experienced a population increase of approximately 40%. Some of the many attractions you will want to check out:
Downtown Square – Considered the heart of Marietta here you will find a mix of historic redevelopment and new development of residences and commercial establishments.
Glover Park – Donated to Marietta in 1852, this fun-filled park is now the stomping ground of many great festivals, musical performances and a charming place to enjoy an afternoon picnic.
Marietta National Cemetery – Over 10,000 Union soldiers graves are situated here. The national cemetery was established with high hopes of restoring good will between the north and the south.
Marietta Confederate Cemetery – Over 3,000 Confederate soldiers rest here after Marietta officials determined that the Confederate dead should not be buried near the Yankee dead.
Marietta Museum of History – This museum includes the city’s elaborate historical collections of documents, photos and artifacts.
William Root House – Here visitors can experience how a working class family lived in the 1850’s.
Theater in the Square – Recognized as one of Atlanta’s finest theaters, this 225-seat theater in the square hosts fabulous productions and great talent.