Through interactive exhibits and enlightening programs, Bartow History Museum illustrates the past and present of Georgia’s Bartow County.  Visitors can explore Cherokee and pioneer cabins, sit in a one-room school house, listen to historic voices, and much more.

Permanent Exhibitions

Bartow History Museum focuses on the settlement and development of Bartow County, Georgia, beginning in the early 19th century when the Cherokee still inhabited the area. Early European settler life, the iron industry, early textile industry, agriculture, notable figures, and more are depicted throughout the museum exhibits.

       “Bartow’s Antebellum Life” Exhibit   Partial View of Permanent Exhibition Gallery

Feature Exhibition

“1864: The War Comes Home”

To recognize the 150th anniversary of the Civil War coming to Bartow County, please visit our current feature exhibit “The War Comes Home”

The Exhibit highlights Bartow County’s Civil War history by focusing on specific events and local stories, through images, documents, and objects from Bartow History Museum’s collection.

Exhibit is open until November 15, 2014

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Exhibit made possible by a grant from The Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation

Exhibit made possible by a grant from The Cartersville-Bartow Community Foundation

Interactive Gallery

Step back in time and touch history by exploring Bartow County’s past through hands-on interactive activities.

  • Touch the belongings of Cherokee and early Pioneer families.
  • Experience the hardships of a Civil War soldier.
  • Listen to the stories of Bartow County history makers in an authentic 1940s telephone booth.
  • Shop at the General Store.
  • Work a shift in a textile mill.
  • Read a book at the old fashioned school desks.