Whether you are a first time visitor to Cartersville, or have lived here for years, we invite you to come and experience everything our historic downtown has to offer. There are dozens of delightful shops to explore and a variety of delicious restaurants serving everything from authentic Mexican food to fine dining with a Southern twist. You can learn about our rich local history at the Bartow History Museum or “See America’s Story” at the Booth Western Art Museum. You can find outstanding musical, theatrical, and comedic performances at places like the Grand and Legion Theaters and there are a variety of local concerts and events throughout the downtown district as well. You can even take a walk or a drive through the historic neighborhoods that surround downtown to get a sense of why this is such a wonderful community. Cartersville has a unique character and sense of place, it brims with small town appeal and offers big city amenities at the same time.  Come and check out what we have to offer – we’re glad that you are here!



The Cartersville Downtown Development Authority was established in 1987 in accordance with the Georgia Downtown Development Authority Act. Under the act, the purpose of the Authority is to revitalize and redevelop the central business district of the City of Cartersville by promoting trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities. To further that goal, the DDA founded the city’s Main Street Program the same year it was created and has integrated that program into their development efforts by focusing their approach through the lens of historic preservation. The DDA is committed to helping downtown thrive and to maintaining the historic district for generations to come.



Located in the Train Depot adjacent to the DDA offices, the Cartersville Welcome Center has information about various things to see and do in Cartersville and around Bartow County.

Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Holidays