Historic High Country / Cartersville

Bartow History Museum

4 E. Church St
Cartersville, GA 30120

770-387-2774 | 770-382-3818
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Bartow History Museum documents the history of northwest Georgia's Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area's primary residents. Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past. The museum also provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults, children, families and school groups. Also available is an extensive archives and research library containing photographs, documents, newspapers, rare books, genealogy records, oral history interviews, and more. Bartow History Museum, known as the Bartow History Center until 2009, looks forward to your visit soon. 

Bartow History Museum is located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission: adults $5.50, seniors (65+ plus) $4.50, students $4.50, Children under 5 and Active Military with ID are free. Members admitted free.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Active Military Free

    Adults $5.50

    Group Rates Available

    Seniors $4.50

    Students $4.50

    Discounts

    Group Discount, Military Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Meeting Facilities, Parking on Site, Party Facilities, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group Deposit Policy, Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Maximum Group Size, Minimum Group Size, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

Events

  • Evening Lecture with Ahmad Hall

    Evening Lecture with Ahmad Hall

    02/26/2015 - 02/26/2015

    In recognition of African American History Month, local researcher Ahmad Hall will discuss his grandfather, William Archer Butler. Mr. Butler moved to Adairsville, Georgia during Reconstruction in the late 1800s, and became one of the first black business owners in the area.

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  • March Lunch and Learn

    March Lunch and Learn

    03/18/2015 - 03/18/2015

    The Bartow History Museum, located in historic downtown Cartersville, holds monthly "Lunch and Learn" lectures.

    On Wednesday, March 18, Julia Brock, Director of Interpretation at Kennesaw State University's Museum of History and Holocaust Education, and co-curator of "Beyond Rosie: Women of World War II," will discuss the role of women in World War II and the creation of the travelling exhibition.

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