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Highlights of what you will see along the tour

Tour Times

Thursday: 1:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am

Monday Closed


Field Trip Tours



Marietta Square / Glover Park

The Square is built on land that was donated to the city in 1852 by Marietta’s first mayor, John H. Glover. He gave the land with the stipulation that if it were ever used for anything other than a park, the land would revert back to the family estate. On the west side of the Glover Park stands the Clay Statue, which was dedicated in 1912. Alexander Stephens Clay was a prominent political figure between 1880-1910 and served two terms as a U.S. Senator from Georgia.

Marietta Square Photo



Western & Atlantic Depot

This passenger depot building was built in October, 1898 by the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway Co. The contractor of the project was C.E. Henderson. It was built on the site of the original Western Atlantic Depot, c. 1840’s which was burned by General William T. Sherman’s troops in 1864. The red brick building with the distinctive Dutch gables served as the passenger depot until the 1950’s. Today it houses the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau.

Welcome Center



National Cemetery

The National Cemetery, which was established in 1866, consists of about 23 acres of land. The land, given by Henry G. Cole, was originally offered as a joint Confederate and Union Cemetery hoping that it would heal the ill feelings between the North and the South. When this effort failed. Mr. Cole offered it as a cemetery for the Union dead. The Federal Government accepted, and more than 10,000 Union soldiers are buried there, 3,000 of whom are unknown. Soldiers representing five subsequent wars are buried there also.

National Cemetary Photo




This Greek Revival structure was built in 1849 by General Andrew J. Hansell, who served as Representative and State Senator from Cobb County, and was Adjutant General of Georgia. The Hansells occupied the house between 1849-1867. During the Civil War, the house was occupied by Federal officers, and much damage resulted. Mrs. Hansell, who refused to abandon the home, prevented more damage occurring.

Tranquilla Photo



Kennesaw Mountain

In June of 1864, General William T. Sherman's advance toward Atlanta was delayed for two weeks at Kennesaw Mountain, just west of downtown Marietta. The Union Army, marching from Chattanooga to Marietta along the Western and Atlantic Railroad, was met by the Confederates entrenched along the ridge tops of Kennesaw Mountain, south towards Powder Springs Road, thereby blocking Union movement. The 2,888 acre National Park preserves the battleground where the Confederate army temporarily stopped the Union advance southward before the fall of Atlanta.

Kennesaw Mountain Photo


Root House

The Root House is one of Marietta’s oldest residences. This typical Virginia plain plantation house was the home of William Root, one of Marietta’s pioneer businessmen. He opened Marietta’s first drug store and helped establish St. James Episcopal Church. The House was given to the Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society who restored it and operates it as a house museum.

Root House Photo



All information provided by the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau. For more information about Marietta visit



Tickets may be purchased at The Historic Marietta Trolley Co.


Ticket Pricing (Per Person)

Adult $20
Senior $18
Student $18
Children 4 to 12 $12
Children 3 & Under Free
Groups of 10 or more $15
Ticket pricing does not include sales tax.

Tour Times

Thursday: 1:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am

Monday Closed



Private Charters Available for
Group Tours * Weddings * Birthdays * Corporate Outings * Special Events


Payment required with reservation.

Space is limited and reservations must be made in advance.

Group rates subject to a one time payment at time of reservation.

No refunds will be given, however we will provide you with Historic Marietta Trolley credit of equal value.


We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover only. We do not accept AMEX.


Group Tours

Have a group that would like to ride together? Groups of 10 or more may receive a discounted rate of $15 per person. Plus Tax. Call for details.



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