Historic High Country / Cartersville

Allatoona Lake Visitor Center & Museum

1138 State Route 20 Spur NE
Cartersville, GA 30121

678-721-6700
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Recreation abounds around 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona. Bring your own boat or rent houseboats, pontoons and ski boats at one of four area marinas in Cartersville. Choose from more than 600 lakeside campsites, accommodating RVs and tent campers. Enjoy pristine hiking trails and picnic areas. The Corps of Engineers Visitor Center at the top of the dam portrays regional history and natural resources. Open daily year-round.

Packed with information on the Army Corps of Engineers, the Civil War, a multimedia presentation on the building of Allatoona Lake, scenic overlooks and hiking trails, this is an excellent stop for any visitor to the Cartersvillearea. 

The museum tells the story of the origins of the Corps of Engineers beginning with the creation of the position of Chief Engineer during Revolutionary War. At the end of the Revolution the position was abolished, but was reestablished shortly after the signing of the Constitution.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
    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
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 4:30PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Activities

    Nature Trails

    Facility Amenities

    Boat Launch, Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Information/Services Provided

    Maps/Brochures/Guides, Welcome Center

    Near Interstate Highway

    75

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages