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


    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


    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • "In Remembrance: Mourning Through the Ages"

    04/28/2016 - 11/01/2016

    Our new feature exhibit examines mourning customs over the centuries. The exhibit opens April 28 and runs through November 1, 2016. The event is free for members. Regular admission to the museum applies for non-members.

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  • Summer Camps

    Summer Camps

    06/10/2016 - 07/22/2016

    Looking for something fun and different this summer? Let the Bartow History Museum take you back in time! Campers will explore a different slice of history each week through games, crafts, hands-on activities, and more. For a list of camps and dates, visit our website at www.bartowhistorymuseum.org.

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  • Lunch and Learn

    Lunch and Learn

    06/15/2016 - 06/15/2016

    Leslie Thomas, President of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, will discuss the history and purpose of the Trail of Tears Association.

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  • Evening Lecture

    Evening Lecture

    06/30/2016 - 06/30/2016

    Historian Ashley Callahan will discuss her new book, Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion. The museum was pleased to provide some assistance in her research.

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