Bartow History Museum
Cartersville, GA 30120
770-387-2774 | 770-382-3818
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
Group Rates Available
Group Discount, Military Discount
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
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round
Group Deposit Policy, Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Maximum Group Size, Minimum Group Size, Motorcoach-friendly
Near Interstate Highway
American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Civil War Site
Suitable for 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.read more
Lecture: "The Civil War as a Launching Point for the Modern Embalming Industry"
09/29/2016 - 09/29/2016
On September 29 at 7 p.m., former Bartow History Museum staff member, Elise Petersen, will discuss the increased necessity and use of the embalming process during the Civil War period. Find out how the perspective on death and loss changed during the war. Hear about the embalming industry's pioneers and the rapid developments made in embalming between, 1861-1865. Lastly, only a small number of soldiers were embalmed. Learn who qualified for and received embalming services, and how emba...read more