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Bartow History Museum

Located in Historic Downtown Cartersville, Georgia

Immerse yourself in history! Located in historic downtown Cartersville, the Bartow History Museum illustrates the past and present of Georgia’s Bartow County. Visitors can view exhibits featuring 200 years of history, from Cherokee habitation in the early 1800s (pre-Bartow County) to events shaping the region today. The museum is housed in the refurbished 1869 Courthouse building in the heart of downtown Cartersville, conveniently located near restaurants and shops. If you want to spend more time in historic Cartersville, our knowledgeable staff is always ready to answer questions and share information about our region.

Bartow History Museum is a Program of Georgia Museums, Inc. as is the Booth Western Art Museum, Tellus Science Museum, and the Savoy Automobile Museum.


A must see in the area. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The facility and exhibits are artfully maintained, stimulating much conversation and memories among our group. Not a large collection, but significant in understanding the history of the area.

Charles B
Wonderful place to learn about Bartow history. Very friendly and informative staff.
Pat W

We always enjoy our visits to this small museum. It may be small, but it has a lot to offer. They host a variety of events throughout the year. Many are great for elementary age. Occasionally they combine their events with the Booth Western Art Museum.

Jennifer H
This is a wonderfully curated museum with awesome exhibits about local history. Their lunch and learns and their evening lectures are excellent and the staff is amazing. This is a fantastic place to visit, don’t miss it.
Lillie R

Active Military gets in free but its always good to support your local museum. A lot of beautiful history inside.

Shelby S

Events and Exhibitions

Christmas Parade Parking Pass

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lunch & Learn: Marena Bleech and Dr. Crawford W. Long

January 17, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Girl Scouts Day

January 20, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm