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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Root House Museum Offers "Pay What You Can" Admission

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March 31, 2021

CONTACT: Trevor Beemon

Executive Director


MARIETTA - Cobb Landmarks is pleased to offer the annual “Pay What You Can” week at the William Root House Museum & Garden. Between April 7th and 10th, visitors can pay whatever they feel comfortable paying for museum admission (or nothing at all). The normal museum admission rate is $9 for adults (18+), and $7 for seniors (65+) and  $6 for students. Each ticket includes a self-guided tour of the museum.

The Root House was built circa 1845 for Hannah and William Root, early settlers of Marietta. Born in Philadelphia in 1815, William moved to Marietta in August 1839 to open a drug/mercantile store on the Marietta Square. During the 1990s, the Root House was meticulously restored to its original appearance and is now operated by Cobb Landmarks as a historic house museum. 

As part of a recent museum renovation, interactive touchscreens have been installed throughout the museum. Guests are free to explore the museum campus at their own leisure. The new interactive touchscreens and comprehensive exhibits offer visitors an award-winning museum experience unlike any other house museum in the region. 


The museum is open Wednesday-Saturday 10:00am-4pm


80 N Marietta Parkway NW

Marietta, GA 30060



ABOUT THE WILLIAM ROOT HOUSE: Owned and operated by Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society, the William Root House is one of the oldest homes remaining in the Atlanta area. Interactive touchscreens and comprehensive exhibits tell visitors about life in antebellum Georgia. Home to the Root family from 1845 to 1886, the house and property have been meticulously restored to their c. 1860 appearance.

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