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.


Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America
July 29, 2017 – September 9, 2017

Watch for more information on the opening ceremony on Saturday, July 29,
and other exciting programs and events offered by the museum and its partners
while the exhibit is in town!

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America  has been made possible in Georgia by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

Want to see yourself in the exhibit? Do you have local sports photos you would like to share?
Email treyg@bartowhistorymuseum.org and let us know.
We’re looking for local sports photos (teams, individuals, action, any sport, etc.)
to display while the traveling exhibit is in town.
The photos can be of any sports activity at any level from any time period (many years ago to today).
Photos can be emailed or scanned and returned.

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 to the present.

For more information about our permanent collection themes and programming
call 770-382-3818

 Feature Exhibitions:

“The Beach”:
Bartow County’s George Washington Carver State Park


February 2, 2017 – June 3, 2017

Bartow in Pictures Exhibit: Sports


January – December 2017

Each year we select 12 images from the thousands preserved in the archives of the museum to feature on our Bartow in Pictures wall. This year’s theme is “Sports” and features images of sports teams and activities over the years around Bartow County.

The photographs include team shots and athletes in action in a wide variety of sports, such as football, baseball, badminton, golf, volleyball, track & field, and others.

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.