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Marietta Square ~ Marietta GA

Marietta Square Marietta GAMarietta Georgia is a city of contrasts, the old and the new. When you are a history fanatic, on a trip to Atlanta, you will want to spend some time in Marietta.

One of the great things about staying at the Stanley House Inn, or the Whitlock Inn, both  charming bed and breakfasts, is walking out the front door down to the Marietta Square. As you stroll down the street toward the square, you walk past historical buildings, enjoying a peak into life a century or two ago. Granted there are cars hurtling and modern society is present. Yet it truly gives you a taste of what historic Marietta was like.

Marietta Square ~ Marietta GAThe Marietta Square is ringed with shops, if that is your thing. Everything from stamping to antiques, clothing to a ballet studio.

Food is a little expensive on the Square, so do watch out for that if you are on a budget. We tried La Famiglia for dinner one night and were not really happy. We also tried Thaicoon (Thai food and Sushi Bar) and it restored our faith in restaurants on the Square! You can also eat elsewhere (so many great Atlanta restaurants) and just get a treat or cappuccino as you walk around.

Plenty of wonderful museums surround the Square. Start your Marietta visit of right by visiting the Marietta Welcome Center, tucked around by the Train Depot. They will give you all the information you need, along with money saving coupons!  If you are a Gone With the Wind fan, be sure to visit the GWTW Museum: Scarlett on the Square. Do not miss the superb Marietta Museum of History, which is a very densely compacted jewel that is an absolute when exploring the history of Marietta. You will find it full of wonderful bits of information, from Marietta's role in the Civil War, to modern wars, music collections, World War II memorabilia and more.

Glover Park, inside the square is absolutely gorgeous, graced with lovely arching Crepe Myrtles, beautiful trees and bountiful gardens of flowers. Kids will enjoy plenty of play toys, niches, and fun spots through out the park! It is a great place to spend a few hours respite in the midst of a living history vacation.

Top 5 things to do on the Marietta Square

  1. 1. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the Square's restaurants.
  2. 2. Take in a concert in Glover Park.
  3. 3 Stroll through the Park with an ice cream cone or tasty treat from one of the cafes.
  4. 4. Farmer's Market opens on Saturday morning (seasonal - check times)
  5. 5. Explore the museums around the square Marietta Museum of History (particularly good), Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, or take a Civil War Getaway Tour.

From Candlelight Christmas shopping to Farmer's Market, for all of the latest information on the varied, seasonal happenings on the Square, go to their website http://www.themariettasquare.com/index.html 

Living History Sites recommends visiting the charming Marietta Square while you explore history in the Atlanta area.