The Old Zion Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving the history, art, and culture of the black community in Marietta and Cobb County. The Old Zion Heritage Museum houses artifacts as well as photos from Cobb County’s African American history.
The museum is in the original Zion Baptist Church building, built in 1888 and currently on the National Registry of Historic Places. As detailed on the historic marker that sits outside:
“Zion Baptist Church was organized in 1866 by 88 former slaves who left First Baptist Church. The first worship place was a brush arbor. Next a small wooden structure was built which was destroyed by fire. In 1888, the present structure was built. Original early 20th century pews are still used. Placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Restored in 1997. Museum established in 2003.”
For more information, please call (770) 427-8749 or visit zbcmarietta.org.