Marietta, GA, is brimming with culture and history waiting for you to experience. Few places represent this as much as the Marietta Historic Districts.
Let’s look at some of the ways seniors can enjoy the Marietta Historic Districts.
Take a Trip to Marietta Historic Districts
Look for Guided Tours
The city has five historic districts. Each has unique things for people to see and experience. That means a guided tour can be the best way to get the full experience from the different districts. The guides are well-versed in the history and know all the points of interest. You can visit the Marietta History Center for guided tours. However, the tour offerings may change throughout the year. Check out their website for the current tours.
Dining in the Historic Districts
You’ll find tons of great places to eat in some of the Historic areas of Marietta. Try Marietta Local if you’re craving Southern cuisine in the heart of Marietta. You can find it at Marietta Square, perfect for a meal while touring the city. You can also try Spring, a restaurant known for its many food choices, ranging from fish and duck to chicken.
Shopping in Historic Marietta
One way of experiencing the historic districts is through its local shops. Shop for antiques, art, and other collectibles at Park West Vintage. It is open seven days a week, from 10:00 a.m. on Mondays to Saturdays and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. It closes at 6:00 p.m. Drop by Antiques on the Square, just across the Marietta Square. They have vintage furniture, decor, and jewelry. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Mondays.
Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
The Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre started as an Art Deco movie house in 1935. It premiered the musical Top Hat with lead actors Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. The theater has gone through many renovations and events since its opening. It continues to offer entertaining shows to the public, from classic films to musicals and concerts. You can buy tickets online for their future shows on their website. It can be a great way to enjoy a show in a historic theater.
The historic districts have various museums you can visit. The Marietta History Center is one of the best places to go. Visit the Root House Museum to glimpse the oldest house in Marietta. It offers a look back at what life was like in the 1800s.
The historic districts of Marietta have a lot to offer. Beyond the interesting history, you have dining, shopping, and entertainment.
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