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Take a "Pilgrimage" to Marietta's Historic Homes
Take a "Pilgrimage" to Marietta's Historic Homes

MARIETTA, GA -- The 24th annual Marietta Pilgrimage Historic Home Tour will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5.

This holiday tradition offers a variety of treasures in the Northwest Marietta-Kennesaw Avenue Historic District.

The locations being spotlighted on the 2010 tour include:

Homes
* Archibald Howell Home (c. 1843)
* McClellan-Apple-Bullington House (c. 1904)
* Millwood-Luxemburger-Kinney House (c. 1904)
* Powell House (c. 1905)
* Mills House (c. 1907)
* Gordon-Padgett-Owens House (c. 1947)

Heritage Buildings
* Root House Museum (c. 1845)
* Brumby Hall & Gardens (c. 1851)
* First Presbyterian Church (c. 1854)
* Marietta Museum of History (c. 1855)
* St. James Episcopal Church, Lawrence Chapel (c. 1878)
* Marlow House (c. 1887)
* Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum (c. 1888)
* Old Zion Baptist Church (c. 1888)
* First Baptist Church Chapel (c. 1897)
* Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art (c. 1909)

In addition, Santa Claus will be on hand on Thursday, Dec. 2 to light the Christmas tree on Marietta Square. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m.

On Friday, Dec. 3, there will be candelight shopping on the Square. Shops will stay open until 8:00 p.m., carolers will entertain shoppers, and carriage rides around the Square will be available.

The Marietta Pilgrimage will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Shuttle bus tours are available. There will also be a candelight tour that features three homes from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door; the candlelight tour is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Group rates are available.

There is also a special combination ticket available for Saturday -- tour three homes during the day and three more during the candlelight tour. That ticket is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

For more information, call the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau at 770-429-1115.

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