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Acworth Slide: World's…

05/25/2017 – 07/30/2017
Acworth Slide The 175' long waterslide will be located at Dallas Landing Park…

Flight Night at SOHO

01/11/2017 – 12/27/2017
Every Wednesday is “Flight Night” at SOHO, when wine lovers gather…

Six Flag's White Water…

06/15/2017 – 07/27/2017
Sit back, cool off and watch a movie all at the same time! Grab a float and…

Glover Park Concert…

04/28/2017 – 09/29/2017
The Glover Park Concert Series features local and national acts on the last…

P.A.R.K.S Movie…

06/30/2017
TAP is excited to host this installment of the P.A.R.K.S. Movie Series! Catch…

Atlanta Blaze vs.…

07/01/2017
Major League Lacrosse

Red Hare Brewing…

Starting 09/26/2015
Join us at the brewery for our public tour and tasting and enjoy a full…

Star Spangled…

07/01/2017
Kick off your Independence Day holiday at Kennesaw State University’s…

All-American Lobster…

05/14/2017 – 09/24/2017
Every Sunday night is Lobster Sunday, where SOHO serves its All-American…

City of Kennesaw's…

07/03/2017
The City of Kennesaw's 2017 pre-Independence Day celebration of freedom, music…
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Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society Root House Museum

  • 65 Whitlock Ave SW
    Marietta GA 30064
  • Category: Activities & Attractions
  • Sub-Category: Museums
  • Phone: (678) 594-4994
  • Fax: (678) 559-0776
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Countywide historic preservation, nonprofit organization that oversees Marietta's Root House Museum and the Power Cabin in East Cobb. Special events include the Marietta Pilgrimage, Spring plant sale and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner".

The Root House was built circa 1845 at the corner of Church and Lemon Streets by Hannah and William Root, early settlers of Marietta. Mr. Root was one of Marietta’s earliest merchants and its first druggist. He was the first merchant to receive a shipment of goods on the Western and Atlantic Railroad.

Today the Greek Revival style house stands just two blocks from its original location. It is one of the oldest surviving frame houses in Marietta, and offers a glimpse of the home life of a middle class merchant and his family. This simple frame house is more typical of its time and place than the grand mansions often on display. Volunteer docents tell the story of the house, the Root family, and life in Marietta in the 1850’s. Furnished with period furniture in the fashion of the 1850’s, each room shows evidence of middle class life-style. Great effort has been made to bring only authentic pieces to the house. Outside visits can visit the recreated kitchen and see the working 1850s cookstove. They can walk among the flower beds and vegetable plots planted with plants that were available in Cobb County before 1860.

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