Every year in Marietta during the holiday season, some of the beautiful historic homes in the city are open to the public. This year, the Marietta Pilgrimage of Homes will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8. Tickets may be purchased at the Marietta Welcome Center or at Cobb Landmark Society or they may be purchased online. Advance tickets are $20 for the day tours or $15 for candlelight tours or you can get tickets for both for $25, and tickets the day of the event are $25, $20 and $30 respectively.
Homes included on the tour this year cover a range of years and styles. They will be:
The Malone-Harrison-Hines House, c. 1885
The Cross-Land-Hewitt House, c. 1907
The Cox-Brown-Parker House, c. 1900
The Bramlett-Hicks-Ferreira House, c. 1922
The Davant-Hayes-Baird House, c. 1904
The Kay dous LaKay Cottage, c. 1942
Public buildings are also included on the tour. This is your chance to visit the following places at no extra charge:
Brumby Hall and Gardens, c. 1851
First Baptist Church, Chapel, c. 1897
First Presbyterian Church, c. 1854
Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art, c. 1909
Marietta Educational Garden Center, c. 1852 ("Fair Oaks")
(The Bistro will be located in this building, with refreshments for tour participants.)
Old Zion Baptist Churchr, c. 1882
Root House Museum, c. 1845
St. James Episcopal Church, c. 1878
The Kennesaw House, c. 1845 (Marietta Museum of History)
The Marlow House, c. 1887 (on a personal note, my daughter got married here.)
Thomas Warehouse, c. 1880’s (The Gone With the Wind Museum)
The day tickets are good for Saturday and Sunday if you want to break up your tour and make sure you take advantage of everything. There is also shuttle service available to help you get around to all the buildings. Shuttle service is not available for the candlelight tours and those tickets are not transferrable.
The tickets are a great deal and offer you the opportunity to see a lot of Marietta history for a very reasonable price. Come on out and enjoy the tour!
I will be selling tickets at the Welcome Center between 11 am and 2 pm on Sunday so come by and say hello!