The William Root House, a historic landmark in Cobb County, will host a FREE admission day with a Juneteenth program on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Schedule of events:
10:15am – Guided tour of the William Root House
11:00am – Storytime readings
11:30am – “Teaching Juneteenth” presented by JoAnn Wood and Trudy Delhey
12:15pm – Guided tour of the William Root House
Ongoing – Juneteenth quilt display
Ongoing – Cooking demonstrations
The William Root House was constructed during the 1840s and is the oldest house remaining in downtown Marietta. The home and grounds have been restored to their 1860 appearance. Today, modern touchscreens and interactive displays help tell the story of the Root family and their enslaved house servants. There is also a gift shop and visitor center.
The William Root House is located at:
80 N Marietta Parkway NW
Marietta, GA 30060
The museum has limited free parking. You can also find two-hour public parking in the city lot next door, and there are paid lots nearby offering $5 parking.