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The Marietta 'Gone with the Wind' Museum:  Scarlett on the Square

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Marietta has nothing to do with Gone with the Wind — not the book, the movie or its fictional setting. But a local doctor had a great GWTW memorabilia collection so a renovated 1875 livery stable and cotton warehouse on the Square now house a museum dedicated to the print and screen blockbuster. Among the highlights: the honeymoon gown worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara.

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Established in the 1830s, the city cemetery, just south of the square and across the tracks, is one of the oldest resting places in the metro area. It includes ancestors of prominent families, but particularly notable is the "Old Slave Lot"; many other antebellum cemeteries in the South were entirely segregated. A plantation matron donated 20 acres for the adjacent confederate cemetery during the Civil War. Now it's the largest Confederate cemetery south of Richmond, Va. The nearby Confederate Cemetery was built so 3,000 Rebels wouldn't have to be buried next to any damn Yankees.

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Features firefighting techniques and equipment from the 1800s to the present. Highlights include the "Aurora," a 139-year-old horse-drawn Silsby Steamer pumper.
Marietta Museum of History

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A small museum on the second floor of an 1845 building that houses exhibits on subjects as varied as the Dahlonega gold rush, the famous Union attempt to steal a Confederate locomotive, and growth of the Bell Bomber Plant, now part of Lockheed/Martin.
Marietta National Cemetery

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Located on 23 acres, the national cemetery was established in 1866 to provide a resting place for more than 10,000 Union soldiers killed during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. Today, it holds nearly 18,000 graves.
Marietta Square

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Most tourists visit the square for its well-stocked antique shops, but there are some unique stores here that can’t be found elsewhere. Vintage by Judith carries a dizzying array of vintage gowns and period costumes — from Scarlett O’Hara petticoats to ’50s poodle skirts — for sale or rent. Audio Atlanta is one of the last high-end stereo stores in the metro area. And, yes, Eddie’s Trick Shop has rubber hands, stink bombs, and more than 30 different clown noses, theatrical makeup and props for professional magicians.
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