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Visit one of the oldest surviving houses in Marietta, and get a glimpse of life for a middle class Georgia family in 1850. This simple frame house is more typical of its time and place than the grand plantations and columned mansions people...more
It was so nice to visit what was an average existence, possibly a bit above average, for the times. Plantation homes are stunning, and slave cabins depressing (ok well they did in fact have a couple of slaves, but it wasn't the main point of...More
Step Back in time, and learn how middle class lived in Marietta. Mr. Root was a pharmacist who where called druggist during that period of time.
Very interesting and thought provoking tour of how a large family lived, and their dwelling.
Our tour guides took...More
Excellent tour of the house, given to us by the expert person working there. He told us, in great detail, the story of where the house used to be originally located in Marietta, how they moved it to its actual location, stories about its owners...More
This is one of the very few remaining homes of this era in the area. The docent was very helpful. Not a handicapped accessible site, especially no access to the 2nd floor. The grounds are small but very well kept as are the out building...More
WRHMG, Owner at William Root House Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017
Thanks for coming for a visit! We hope you enjoyed your time at the museum. We do have an elevator for guests needing assistance getting into the house. We also offer a tablet with photos of the upstairs bedroom for those unable to get up...More
This is a great place for a trip back in time. The decor is really awesome and it shows how the average middle class person would have lived in Marietta when it just began. It is a great place to go more than just one...More
I love to visit old homes, so I don't see much I have not already seen, but I do usually learn a new thing or two at each visit. When I learned the Root Hose would be decorated for mourning, well I knew that was...More
For such a small house, there is so much history to learn. The Root House was draped in mourning during my visit but normally it isn't. It was very interesting to see the customs of mourning two hundred years ago. This house was moved from...More
WRHMG, Owner at William Root House Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016
Thanks so much for your feedback! We hope you enjoyed seeing the home dressed for mourning. We try to change the interior decor seasonally so there's always something new to see.
A work of true dedication - excellently restored and preserved mid 1800s home. Lots of great "little" touches make it easy to imagine the folks still living there, and our guide was very personable as well as knowledgeable. A wonderful experience, and given that my...More
WRHMG, Owner at William Root House Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2016
We are so happy you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for visiting!