Super Museum Sunday
Sunday, February 9, 2020 noon-4:00pm
CLHS's William Root House Museum joins over sixty historic sites and museums in Georgia to offer FREE ADMISSION on Georgia Historical Society's Super Museum Sunday. See a list of participating museums.
Smithsonian Museum Day (CANCELED)
April 4, 2020 11:00am-4:00pm
In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people.
“Pay What You Can” Week (POSTPONED)
April 8-11, 2020 11:00am-4:00pm
During the “Pay What You Can” week, visitors to the William Root House Museum & Garden can pay whatever they feel comfortable paying for admission (or nothing at all). The normal museum admission rate is $9 for adults (18+), and $7 for seniors (65+) and $6 for students. Each ticket includes a guided tour of the museum. Plan your visit.
Sponsored by: Susan & Doug Haynie
Root House Plant Sale (CANCELED)
April 25, 2020 9:00am-2:00pm
Choose from a wide variety of vintage and native plants. As always, 100% of the profits from the plant sale benefit the William Root House Museum & Garden. The Plant Sale is always well-attended, and plants normally sell out quickly, so we encourage you to arrive at 9am for the best selection.
Dressed for Summer
On display July 8 - September 19, 2020
Before air conditioning existed, southerners used a variety of tricks to keep their homes airy and cool. This summer, see the historic William Root House dressed as it would have been during the hot months of the 1860s.
This exhibit is included with the cost of regular museum admission and is free for Cobb Landmarks members.
Educator Appreciation Week
September 26 - October 3, 2020
During Fall Break, we are offering local educators $2 OFF regular museum admission and 20% OFF Gift Shop purchases (with valid school ID).
Discount admission good for up to four adults. Regular museum admission only.
These offers cannot be combined with other discounts. Plan your visit.
Mourning in the 1850s
On display October 1-31, 2020
During the month of October, visitors to the William Root House will see the home decorated for mourning. Curtains will be drawn, and rooms will be adorned with black crepe and ribbons. Night tours will be offered October 4, 10, 17, 24, 2020 between 5pm and 8pm.
Daytime tours are included in the cost of regular museum admission. Plan your visit.
Flashlight tour tickets are $10 and may be purchase online here.
Root House Craft Beer Festival
November 14, 2020 2:00pm-8:00pm
The William Root House Museum & Garden is excited to announce a collection of beers crafted with hops harvested directly from the historic Root House Garden. Inspired by Marietta’s first apothecary, William Root, this new collection of beers was created by Red Hare Brewing Company.
Pictures with Santa
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Start a new holiday tradition! Bring your kids to the Root House to get their picture taken with a Victorian-style Santa! Before or after your session, enjoy sweet holiday treats and peruse our shop for locally crafted and Marietta-themed gifts.
Reservations are required. Limited booking availability.
Reservation/booking information coming soon!
Saturday, December 5, 2020 10:00am-8:00pm
Sunday, December 6, 2020 12:00pm-6:00pm
The c. 1845 William Root House in downtown Marietta will be transformed into an inspiring holiday showhouse featuring rooms decorated by leading area designers and florists.
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online here.
Root House Harvest Dinner
Don’t miss a special evening of rustic elegance at the William Root House. This ultimate insider experience includes a private tour of the museum followed by an intimate candlelit meal served inside the antebellum home. The family-style dinner will include fried chicken, seasonal vegetables, and other traditional southern favorites. After dinner, visit with friends while you relax with a glass of sack, a Colonial-Style dry Sherry.
More info coming soon!