Thursday, December 2, 2010

W is for

Welcome Center.
e've hung a wreath on the door for you.
We'd love to have you visit.
Won't you come in and sit a spell?

The Marietta Welcome Center is housed in the 1898 train depot, is staffed by volunteers, and is open seven days a week.

It isn't a large place, but it is friendly and if you come to visit it would be a good place to start. (Well maybe the second place.....the coffee shop is just across the courtyard!)

Inside are brochures for self-guided walking/driving tours of the city, menus from nearby restaurants, leaflets from local merchants, and just a few souvenirs.

This time of year, they are selling tickets to The Marietta Pilgrimage; the Christmas tour of homes happening this weekend. [Photos here of the homes on this year's tour. None of the older, larger homes on Church Street are included in the tour this year.]

It was cold and windy when I walked across to take the above photo and a few others. Here's a shot, taken back in the summer, showing the courtyard and a bit more of the surrounding pedestrian area.


YesterUkes said...

Reading your blog for some time now has made me feel welcome already. Do they know what an asset you are for Marietta? Promise I'm visiting one day.

Mary said...

Even on a chilly day, I'm sure Marietta is warm and welcoming!

Sheri said...

I'm also going to visit, again, one day, and stop here first after the coffee shop. Yes, I agree, you have been a great tour guide of this adorable town.