Atlanta Metro / Marietta

Marietta National Cemetery

500 Washington Ave.
Marietta, GA 30060

866-236-8159
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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

    Monday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information

    Free Admission

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages