The historic Mable House, ancestral home of the Mable family for whom Mableton was named, is an example of a plantation plain house constructed in 1843. It sits on the remaining 16 acres of the original 400+ acre farm and includes a kitchen house, corn crib, sweet potato house, storage barn, the family cemetery and the original smokehouse and well. It was used as a hospital during the Civil War and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house has been restored its original 1890's status and has no running water. It is furnished with period furniture, some original to the Mable family and has one room filled with information about the family and the Mableton area.
Today the Mable House is on the National Register of Historic Places. The facility is under lease to the Cobb County Board of Commissioners and is operated as part of Cobb County P.A.R.K.S.
The historic site comes alive when the Friends of the Mable House host school field trips and summer camps. Public tours are available every Thursdays 8:30-12:30 June-August during the hours of the Mableton Farmer's Market.
Field Trips & Tours
The Historic Mable House and Arts Center will be open for elementary field trips from 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM with reservations at a charge of $3.50 per child. Teachers are admited free. Chaperones and additional volunteers are $3.50. A check is due upon arrival payable to: Friends of the Mable House. Payment may also be made with VISA or Mastercard. Reservations must be made 30 days in advance and space is limited. Please call early in the school year to reserve your date.
Exciting participatory experiences will be offered to each class touching on:
- 19th Century Farm Life
- Civil War
- Native American life in Cobb County
Activities are scheduled according to age and/or size of groups and may include:
|Old fashioned games||Outdoor experiences|
|Visual art and historic demostrations||Panning for gold|
|Historic and gallery tours||Old fashioned snacks|
Private Tours are available for groups with a minimum of 10 people, and must be reserved 2 weeks in advance. Cost is $3.50 per person.
Field trips are sponsored by Friends of the Mable House and Cobb County P.A.R.K.S.
Friends of the Mable House is a 501 (c) 3 organization.