Marietta Square Glover Park Fountain
Whether you come for the rich history, the legendary entertainment, or the epic food, there is something for everyone at Marietta Square in Marietta, GA. Start your adventure in the Welcome Center at the idyllic train depot. Grab a map, get information on things to do and see, and ask for restaurant advice. You can even pick up a souvenir while you are there.
Glover Park is at the center of Marietta Square. It’s a great place to relax. In the heart of the park is a breathtaking fountain. Children make a beeline to the playground that features a replica of an iconic locomotive called The General. There is also a gazebo and a bandstand that’s great for concerts and photo opps.
There’s a variety of quaint shops surrounding the park. Distinctive shops, boutiques, antique shops, ice cream and candy stores, dot the square.
There’s over thirty Marietta Square restaurants, with a wide array of choices. From traditional American and Southwestern fare to Australian and Thai to Greek and Italian, a diverse mix will tempt your taste buds.
The Marietta Square is bursting with history. The Great Locomotive Chase of the American Civil War began in the square. During the Civil War, the military trained in the park and the area was used as a military hospital. Later the buildings were burned by Gen. Sherman.
Tour the Marietta Museum of History in the iconic Kennesaw House by the train tracks to experience some of Marietta’s history. The museum holds a variety of collections of photographs, artifacts and information about Marietta and North Georgia. Legend has it, this building, which acted as a hospital and morgue during the Civil War, is haunted by countless ghosts. Take a walking tour through the square and experience all it has to offer.
If you are a foodie, check out the tasting tour. If your tastes are more on the “eerie” side, join in on one of the Ghosts of Marietta tours.
Marietta Square Bubbles Tea
Theater lovers will marvel at venues like The Strand Theatre.
The Marietta Square Farmers Market voted Atlanta’s NUMBER 1 Farmer’s Market is open year round every Saturday morning and on Sundays April through November.
Marietta Square Farmers Market
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Marietta Square Chalktoberfest
There are many events held in the square throughout the year. Be sure to check out the Marietta Square Calendar here.
I hope you found the list of things to do in Marietta Square helpful as you journey through this beautiful, historic town.
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