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Harris Arts Center houses the Roland Hayes Museum, the Ratner Theater and an art gallery. Open: Call for hours. Tours available. Free admission and parking. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Phone: 706-629-2599 – Address: 212 S. Wall St., Calhoun, GA 30703
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Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam MuseumAdairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum - This 1847 railroad depot houses exhibits about local history. See info about native Americans, Civil War, Peacock Alley and America's most wanted Pretty Boy Floyd. Special programs are available for school groups and scout troups. Call for hours. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-773-1775 - Address: 101 Public Square, Adairsville, GA 30103

Bud Jones Taxidermy Museum includes exotic animal mounts and an extensive fossil collection. Open: Mon.-Fri. 8a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 9a.m.-12p.m.Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-574-7480 – Address: 359 GA Hwy 120 East, Tallapoosa, GA 30176

Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge and History Museum - Built in 1880 by Washington King, the bridge is on the Georgia Covered Bridge Trail. Museum is open Tues-Fri at 1-5 pm and during seasonal events. Amenities: restrooms and accessibility for mobility-impared. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-607-2017 - Address: 116 Covered Bridge Rd., Cartersville GA 30120
Sunrise PlanetariumHeritage Museum and Art Gallery of Gilmer County promotes arts and the local history of Gilmer County. The permanent collection will be exclusively Gilmer items, whereas the rotating exhibits will not be exclusive to the county. It begins with prehistoric dwellers, who moved into this area 12,000 years ago or more. We have artifacts which are 10,000 years old. It is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Call for hours. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-635-5605 - Address: GAHA Building, 207 Dalton Street, Ellijay, GA

Kingston Confederate Memorial Museums portrays life in Kingston following the Civil War. Kingston, rich in antebellum history, displays its pride through artifacts, scrapbooks and photographs. Open: Sat.-Sun. 1-4p.m. Amenities: Restrooms. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-336-5637 – Address: 13 E. Main St., Kingston, GA 30145

Old Stone Church Museum was built around 1850, the recently restored church still has its original pews. It now houses the Catoosa County Historical Museum. This is a Civil War site. Open: Thursday-Saturday at 1-5 pm. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities. Free tours and parking. Phone: 706-935-5232 - Address: Corner of US Hwy 41 & GA Hwy 2, Ringgold, GA 30736

Polk County Historical MuseumPolk County Historical Society Museum - A former children’s library houses this local museum, which chronicles the history of Polk County. Amenities: Restrooms, Party Facilities. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-749-0073 – Address: 205 N. College St., Cedertown, GA 30125

The Marble Museum - Tour the local treasure to learn how marble is formed, mined and quarried while exploring its many other uses. Take a self-guided tour of the history of marble in Georgia. This museum is open year-round. View a 15-minute video and learn about the "white gold of Georgia." Open: Mon-Fri at 9am-4pm - Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired - Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-735-2211 – Address: Nelson City Hall, 1985 Kennesaw Ave., Nelson, GA 30151

Rome Area History Museum - Tales of adventure, exploration and dedication await, from DeSoto to the Civil War, from early barnstormers to more recent Rome history. Amenities: Restrooms, accessibility for mobility-impared and event rentals. Open Wed-Fri at 10am-4pm and Sat at 11am-2pm. Free admission. Phone: 706-235-8051 - Address: 305 Broad St., Rome GA 31061
Historic Sites & Historical Societies & Genealogical Societies
Whitfield-Murray Historical Society CenterBartow County Genealogical Society Library - Searching for your Cass/Bartow Ancestors? Volunteers are available to assist you with genealogical research. Open: Wed. and Friday at 10 am - 3 pm. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-606-0706 – Address: 101 N Erwin St., Cartersville, GA 30120

Historic Depot and Friendship Plaza - Enjoy the historic structure, passing trains and local history. Open: Visitor information Mon-Fri 11am - 5 pm and Sat 11 am - 4 pm. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-607-3480 - Address: One Friendship Plaza, Cartersville, GA 30120

Historic Old Haralson County Courthouse - The courthouse, on the National Register, is a museum, library and office of the county’s historical society. See A picturesque agglomeration of towers, turrets, arches, differing wall surfaces, windows in a variety of sizes and shapes, and exuberant ornament, the old Haralson County courthouse, which has stood proudly in the center of the square in little Buchanan since 1892, epitomizes the Victorian period. Open: Monday through Thursday at 11 am - 6 pm and Saturday at 10 am - 2 pm. Also call for an appointment. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-646-3369 – Address: Courthouse Square, 145 Van Wert St, Buchanan, Georgia 30113
Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial CenterNoble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center - This cultural center housed in the first North Georgia school specifically designed for the education of black children. Open: Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Amenities: Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired and Party Facilities. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-382-3392 – Address: 2361 Joe Frank Pkwy., Cassville, GA 30123

Oakleigh Historic Home - General Sherman used this historic home as his headquarters in the Civil War. It is now home to the Gordon County Historical Society. Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, Accessibility for mobility-impaired, Party Facilities. Call to schedule a tour. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-629-1515 – Address: 335 S. Wall St., Calhoun, GA 30701
Planetariums
Sunrise Planetarium & Science Museum is open by appoinment only, mainly for groups. If there is an event, individuals can visit by appointment. Free admission and parking, but donations are appreciated. Phone: 706-337-2775 – Address: 1427 Slate Mine Rd., Fairmount, GA 30139
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