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Welcome to The Bartow History Museum

Explore Bartow County’s history at the Bartow History Museum in Historic Downtown Cartersville, Georgia. Journey through 200 years, from Cherokee habitation in the early 1800s to contemporary events shaping the region.

Housed in the refurbished 1869 Courthouse building in downtown Cartersville, the museum offers historical exploration and convenient access to nearby amenities. Extend your visit, and our knowledgeable staff will provide valuable information.

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

Olympians Summer Camp

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 12:00 pm

Girl Scout Day

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm