Rose Lawn Museum
224 W Cherokee Ave
Cartersville GA 30120
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
This beautifully restored Victorian mansion was home to renowned evangelist Samuel Porter Jones, for whom Nashville's Ryman Auditorium (Union Gospel Tabernacle) was built. Rose Lawn Museum houses the writings and memorabilia of Sam Jones and Rebecca Latimer Felton, a Bartow Countian who became the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate (1922). Guests can see a dress fashioned by Mrs. Felton, that inspired Gone With The Wind's "Scarlett" to create her own from "Miss Ellen's portieres."
Rose Lawn is furnished with collections presented by members of the Etowah Valley Historical Society and of the local chapter of the United Daughters of The Confederacy. Restoration of the Jones family rose gardens is underway on the three-acre grounds. Visitors may also see the Carriage House, Coachman's Quarters and the Schoolhouse. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-Noon and 1-5 p.m (please call to verify hours). Handicap Accessible. $3 adults, $2 children 12 and under.
Directions: from Atlanta, go north on I-75 to Exit 288. Go south on GA 113 into downtown Cartersville (2.5 miles). Turn right on Bartow Street, then left onto Cherokee Avenue. Enter parking for Roselawn Museum from Fite Street.