Peoples Mortuary Museum

horse-drawn-hearseAdmission to the Peoples Mortuary Museum is free.

The Peoples Mortuary Museum in Marietta has a connection to Hollywood. The movie, Get Low, starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek featured Bill Peoples 1927 Henney Hearse throughout the film. This famous hearse is on display in a very large old hearse garage for the Cawley and Peoples Funeral Homes along with several other mint-condition classic hearses such as a one-of-a-kind 1938 Packard Hearse and an 1895 Horse-drawn hearse. During your visit you’ll see fascinating memorabilia from the undertaker’s profession like the reusable ice casket. You’ll also learn where the term basket case came from and why the front room of a home changed from the parlor to the living room.