Marietta Civil War Itinerary

The Cannonball Itinerary


Enjoy a hearty breakfast at one of Marietta’s favorite breakfast places – New York Deli, Sugar Cakes Patisserie, Australian Bakery or the Marietta Diner.

Visit Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, the memorial to the Atlanta Campaign, and tour the museum filled with artifacts, uniforms and period photographs.  View a short audio-visual presentation on the battle.

Explore the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, home of the famous locomotive, “The General” stolen during the Civil War by Andrew’s Raiders.


Enjoy a picnic in Glover Park in the center of the Historic Marietta Square.  You might be lucky enough to catch a concert (Noon concerts every Thursday in May & September – Evening concerts the last Friday of every month, April-August).


Take of tour of both the Marietta National Cemetery and the Marietta Confederate Cemetery.  Marietta is one of the few towns to have both.  (Marietta Confederate Cemetery brochure available at the Marietta Welcome Center)

Explore the Marietta Museum of History – be sure to visit the Civil War exhibit, which is located in the room where Andrew’s Raiders stayed the night before stealing “The General.”

Discover the Marietta Gone with the Wind Museum: Scarlett on the Square and view memorabilia from the book and the movie that was Margaret Mitchell’s saga of the Civil War.


Enjoy a sumptuous meal at Simpatico or Shillings on the Square Upstairs. Afterwards, take in a play at Theatre in the Square or the Atlanta Lyric Theatre at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre.