Street Address
4 E. Church Street
Cartersville, GA 30120
Mailing Address
4 E. Church Street
Cartersville, GA 30120
The Museum
Monday - Saturday10 PM - 5 PM
The Archives and Research Library
Tuesday - Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday & Monday by appointment
Group rates are available
Adults: $5.50
Seniors (over 65): $4.50
Active Military: Free
Members: free
Students (): $4.50
Children under 5: Free
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Trey Gaines, Director
phone: 770-382-3818
Tina Shadden, Registrar
phone: 770-382-3818
Charity Chastain, Manager of Programs
phone: 770-382-3818 x6288


The Bartow History Museum, located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville, Georgia, documents the history of northwest Georgia's Bartow County, spanning more than 200 years since the Cherokee were the area?s primary residents.

Artifacts, photographs, documents, and a variety of interactive permanent exhibits tell the story of settlement, Cherokee life and removal, Civil War strife, and lifestyles of years past. The museum also provides a variety of educational opportunities for adults, children, families, and school groups.

Also available is an extensive archives and research library containing photographs, documents, newspapers, rare books, genealogy records, oral history interviews, and more. Bartow History Museum, known as the Bartow History Center until 2009, looks forward to your visit soon.


The mission of the Bartow History Museum is to preserve Bartow County history, educate a diverse community of students and visitors about its unique heritage, and to celebrate its sense of place through exhibits, programs, and outreach activities presented in an engaging and pleasant manner.


The Bartow History Center was established in 1987 and has grown to house thousands of artifacts and archival materials, while offering excellent exhibits, both permanent and temporary.

Artifacts Collections

Bartow History Museum focuses on the settlement and development of Bartow County, Georgia, beginning in the early 19th century when the Cherokee still inhabited the area. Early European settler life, the iron industry, early textile industry, agriculture, notable figures, and more are depicted throughout the museum exhibits.

Research Collections

The Archives has a variety of primary and secondary source material available for your research needs. These items can be accessed for research purposes or general interest. In many cases, photographs can be copied. Please check with our knowledgeable staff members for pricing and assistance. View a sample of our archival collections on our website.

Research requests are also accepted by telephone, mail, and email. Please call 770-382-3818 ext. 6283 to submit a telephone request

Educational Programs

Bartow History Museum offers many avenues of learning about Bartow County History and the world around us. From lectures to field trips, traveling trunks, camps, home school programs and Girl Scout workshops, there is sure to be something for everyone.


The Bartow History Museum is a wonderful place to rent for special events. For more information on rentals, please contact: Jacquelyn Hollis, Director of Events, Georgia Museums, Inc. 770-606-5715

Lecture Halls


Non profit community Foundation


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No


Bartow History Museums issues a quarterly newsletter.


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

Wheelchair Accessible




Gift Shop

Choose from a variety of books, jewelry, locally made pottery, clothing, prints, chenille, and much more. Browse our book selection on topics such as local history, Native American, Civil War, cookbooks, and World War II. Pick up the perfect gift for any holiday or special occasion. Museum Members receive a 10% discount. Gift wrapping is available. All proceeds support the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours