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Special Events

Browse all of the Marietta Square events on the Marietta Visitor Center Calendar.  Amoung our favorites are the Glover Park Concert Series (April through September and free to the public),  Taste of Marietta (April), and the Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series, the Marietta July 4th Celebration (watch the fireworks from the front porch of the Stanley House Inn), the Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival (3rd Saturday in October), the Marietta Farmers Market (Saturdays, April through December and Sundays, May through October) and the Marietta Pilgrimage  Christmas Tour of Homes (December). 


So many restaurants, so little time!  Less than a 10 minutes away, the Marietta Square bosts 27 restaurants within walking distance of the Stanley House.  Choose traditional American cuisine--Shillings, Thai--Thaicoon, Italian--Piastra, and Marietta Pizza Company,  Austrailian--Australian Bakery and Cafe, delicatessen--Jack's New York Deli,  Southern--The Marietta Local, Irish--Johnnie MacCracken's, Farm to Table--The Butcher The Baker, Chinese--House of Lu, Latin-Asian Fusion--Taqueria Tsunami, French--Sugar Cakes Patisserie and Douceur de France, Burgers--Stockyard Burgers and Bones, Pub--Hemingways.

Sweets and Treats

Pick up a bottle of wine or participate in a wine tasting at The Marietta Wine Market on the Square.  Try a sweet treat at the award winning (Cupcake Wars winner) Miss Mamie's .


Southern history abounds in Marietta!  Start with a narated trolley tour with Marietta Trolley.  Walk to the Marietta Museum of History and the Gone with the Wind Museum.  Marietta is on the Civil War Heritage Trail. Focus on nearby Civil War history.  Visit the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield museum and/or hike the trails.  The Illinois Monument at Cheatham Hill is impressive.  Marietta has both a National Cemetery and a Confederate Cemetery.


We have plenty of treasures in the Stanley House that we found at the local antique shops.  Dupres and Marina Marina are right on the Marietta Square.  The  Cobb Antique Mall, the Marietta Antique Mall, A Classy Flea, and the Queen of Hearts Marietta are all a short drive away.


The first Friday of every month is the Art Walk on the Marietta Square.  All of the Galleries, and many of the other shops, stay open late.  And, artists who do not typically display in the galleries set up shop on the sidewalks.  Musicians join in on every crner and it is very lively and entertaining.  Browse the art work of one of our favorites, Susan Easton Burns,  at DK Gallery.  Susan was the artist for the offical Kentucky Derby Poster in 2014.

Theater & Concerts

Check out the Earl Strand Theater and the Theater on the Square for live stage events.


Shop until you drop at the many boutiques and specialty shops on the Marietta Square.

Bike Trail

The Mountain to River Trail (walking, biking or anything without a motor, dog-friendly) will eventually expand to 13.5 miles from Kennesaw Mountain to the Chattahoochee River.  It is accessible less than a block north of the Stanley House on Kennesaw Avenue (just past the Presbyterian Church).  You can go north (right) to Kennesaw Mountain (about 2 miles) or south (left) to just south of downtown Marietta.  Click here for more information. 
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