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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 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.

While measures are being taken, please note exposure to Covid-19 virus exists publicly. Guests should return with this in mind and take any necessary precautions to protect themselves and their family.

WARNING:  Under Georgia law, there is no liability for any injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19.  You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.

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The museum and gift shop are open:
Monday – Saturday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed All Major Holidays

The Archives and Mulinix Research Center are open:
Monday – Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed All Major Holidays


Adults $7
Seniors (65+) $6
Students $6
Active Military* FREE
Children 5 & Under FREE

*Immediate family members of active military personnel may receive half-price museum admission with proper credentials.

If you are a group of 10 or more, please contact the museum to schedule your visit. Group rates are available. For schools wishing to schedule a field trip, please contact the Programs Manager at 770-382-3818 ext. 7352  or email jordand@bartowhistorymuseum.org. To see a listing of programs available, please see the Field Trip page.

Please note your GPS system might direct you to cross over the Church Street Bridge.  The museum is located under the bridge and can be accessed from Museum Drive.

Parking is free and located next to the building and in the downtown area. Buses can drop guests at the front door and park in the lot on Gilmer Street.

All areas of the Bartow History Museum are ADA compliant. Wheelchairs may be requested at the time of your visit from the Gift Shop desk and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For ramp access, please use the back entrance of the museum and ring the doorbell for assistance. For additional information call 770-387-2774.

The Bartow History Museum is a weapons free facility. Firearms, weapons, and explosives are prohibited.

The Bartow History Museum is a tobacco-free campus.  Smoking, tobacco, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, and vaping devices are prohibited in the museum and on the museum grounds.