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Atlanta History Center

130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305 (Buckhead)
404 814 4000
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Ranked #4 of 188 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Atlanta History Museum is located at the Atlanta History Center. The Atlanta History Center also features the Swan House mansion, Tullie Smith... more » Owner description: The Atlanta History Museum is located at the Atlanta History Center. The Atlanta History Center also features the Swan House mansion, Tullie Smith farm, the Margaret Mitchell House, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and five permanent exhibitions. « less
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Atlanta, GA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Better read more,other, reviews on the History Center. I have not been there in a few years and remember thinking at the time that with all of Atlanta's rich history there was little history to look at. It looked more like a 1920 tea room without the tea.

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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Just had a few days in Atlanta and almost missed this museum, glad we found it. The Civil War exhibit was great. As a Brit with not a lot of prior knowledge about that conflict I found it really informative - to the point I've been quoting Civil War facts ever since to almost anyone who will listen. If you... More

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Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Atlanta History Center, responded to this review

Thank you, Catherine. That is quite a compliment. We do hope you will be able to visit us again in the future! Thank you for visiting the Atlanta History Center! More

Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is our first visit to Atlanta and the South. We very much enjoyed learning about the civil war. The collections and interactive displays were top rate. This was maybe the best museum I have ever been to. We went to the Swan house and had a lovely lunch at the Swan House Carriage I think it was called. I... More

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Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Atlanta History Center, responded to this review

WOW! What a compliment! Thank you so much for your kind review of the Atlanta History Center. We hope you will come back again visit us again soon! More

Georgia
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Have never been. Beautiful art. Incredible gardens. And the Swan House used in the filming of Hunger Games. Incredible civil war memorabilia. Had a great day there wandering exhibits and go to the farm out back with live animals and actors in period costumes giving live oral history.

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Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Atlanta History Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Atlanta History Center! We do hope to see you again soon! More

Atlanta, GA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A very informative historical center with museum displays, outdoor exhibits and beautiful gardens. You'll see extensive and detailed exhibits focusing on the Civil War (one of the best in the area), the Olympic Games, Native American history and culture, and crafts. The only negative on our visit was the level of interaction from the Center's educational interpreters and staff -... More

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Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Atlanta History Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Atlanta History Center. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the museum and exhibits! I'm sorry your interaction with staff was less than satisfactory. Your comments will be instrumental in helping us to shape the future of the institution. Please let me know when you would be interested in visiting the AHC again.... More

Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The exhibit to celebrate the centennial Olympics was fascinating with its memorabilia and its history of all the past Olympics (I had never before realised where the Olympics scheduled for the periods during WWI and WWII were mean to be). Their civil war section was just superb. Instead of just piling up some artifacts and relating them to certain events,... More

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Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Atlanta History Center, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you for this great review of the Atlanta History Center. We appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you again soon! More

Fayetteville, Georgia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The homeschool programs weren't really worth the trip. The Center is very good and informative. We have attended their homeschool day study of the farm located on the grounds and it was awesome.

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Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Atlanta History Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Atlanta History Center. I'm sorry you had a bad experience at one of our homeschool days. We do hope you will give us another chance to make it up to you. More

Nashville, Tennessee
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63 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you want to know the history of Atlanta this is the place to go. Great dioramas and displays. Much to see here especially for history buffs.

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Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Atlanta History Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Atlanta History Center! We hope to see you again soon! More

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

A beautiful addition to the History Center grounds, this interactive park is a tribute to the military men and women who have served our Nation. A wonderful place to contemplate the sacrifices that have been made to secure our Freedoms. Bring a picnic lunch.

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Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Atlanta History Center, responded to this review

HI Max, Thank you for your visit to the Atlanta History Center. We are excited to hear you enjoyed spending time at our new Veterans Park. We think it's an excellent addition as well. We hope to see you again soon! More

Dallas, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was part of our City Pass and we really enjoyed the history center, including the outside exhibits and house. We got there late so next time would plan on 2 hours to be able to see everything.

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Brandi W, Public Relations Manager at Atlanta History Center, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Atlanta History Center. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed coming to visit us. We do love CityPass! What a great way to see the city! We hope you will visit us again soon and will plan plenty of time to spend with us. More

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