Atlanta Metro / Marietta

Marietta National Cemetery

500 Washington Ave.
Marietta, GA 30060

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With the death toll rising rapidly during the Civil War, the idea to bury the dead in national cemeteries was conceived in 1862, and this cemetery was created in 1866. Henry Greene Cole, a prominent Marietta resident proposed the idea for the Marietta National Cemetery and offered a few acres of land near downtown. The cemetery was to contain the graves of both Union and Confederate soldiers; however, federal officials did not want Confederate dead to be buried near Yankee dead. More than 17,000 men are buried here, and more than 3,000 are unknown. Many died during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, and a total of 10,072 died during the Civil War. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and visitation hours are sunrise to sunset.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Monday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tuesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Wednesday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thursday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Friday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Saturday: 7:00AM - 7:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages