Root House Museum

The William Root House Museum and Garden is one of the oldest surviving houses in Marietta. The museum features a glimpse of life for a typical middle class Georgia family in 1850.

Built in 1845 by early settlers Hannah and William Root, the Root House is one of just a few buildings that survived Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign.  The house used as a single-family residence until the 1940’s when it was divided into apartments.

By the late 1980’s, the house was in disrepair and scheduled for demolition.  When it was found to be one of the oldest buildings in Marietta, it was purchased by the Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society and restored to it’s 1845 appearance.

Every room in the Root House contains authentic period pieces, allowing visitors to learn the story of the Root family and life in Civil War era Georgia.  The tour includes opportunities to touch some of the historic artifacts and play 19th century games, as well as use modern electronic tablets to view historic records, family photos, and more.

Stepping outside, visitors can see the recreated kitchen that includes a working 1850s cook-stove and a garden that features flower beds and vegetables that were available in the area before 1860.


North Room:

Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm
Tours at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30.

145 Denmead St NE
Marietta, GA 30060

For more information, please call (770) 426-4982 or visit