Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society Root House Museum

Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society Root House Museum

Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society Root House Museum

Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society Root House Museum

Countywide historic preservation, nonprofit organization that oversees Marietta's Root House Museum and the Power Cabin in East Cobb. Special events include the Marietta Pilgrimage, Spring plant sale and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner".

The Root House was built circa 1845 at the corner of Church and Lemon Streets by Hannah and William Root, early settlers of Marietta. Mr. Root was one of Marietta’s earliest merchants and its first druggist. He was the first merchant to receive a shipment of goods on the Western and Atlantic Railroad.

Today the Greek Revival style house stands just two blocks from its original location. It is one of the oldest surviving frame houses in Marietta, and offers a glimpse of the home life of a middle class merchant and his family. This simple frame house is more typical of its time and place than the grand mansions often on display. Volunteer docents tell the story of the house, the Root family, and life in Marietta in the 1850’s. Furnished with period furniture in the fashion of the 1850’s, each room shows evidence of middle class life-style. Great effort has been made to bring only authentic pieces to the house. Outside visits can visit the recreated kitchen and see the working 1850s cookstove. They can walk among the flower beds and vegetable plots planted with plants that were available in Cobb County before 1860.