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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 #5 of 192 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Atlanta History Center is what in Europe is referred to as an 'Open Air Museum' which is really a nice option of combining outdoors with period buildings...which in Atlanta are really brought to life with period furnishings & live actors who are dressed & acting their part from that time period! The Swan house is a fascinating peek into the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Just a block off Peachtree in the middle of Buckhead, The Atlanta History Center is a great intro to the history of Atlanta. In addition to the museum that includes exhibits on folk art and golf legend Bobby Jones, there is an extensive display on Atlanta's 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The property also includes extensive wooded trails and gardens and... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Well laid out and very informative place. Exhibits and supporting information were first class. I have a particular interest in Native American history and I was not disappointed. The Civil War exhibition is also very good - in fact I could not fault any of it and thoroughly enjoyed. Swan house and Smith farm are two external exhibits. We saw... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Atlanta History center is a jewel for Atlanta, Georgia. The physical layout is comfortable, with places to relax. Each room is well appointed with the varied exhibits.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Atlanta History Center is located a short drive from Buckhead and is well worth the visit! Your admission ticket provides you with free entry to the Margaret Mitchell House located in Midtown provided you use it within 9 days of your visit here. The history center is spread out over very nice lawns and gardens. You purchase your admission... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

They have multiple exhibit, including Atlanta golf star Bobby Jones, one on the civil war that is excellent and another one on local folk art.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

There is certainly plenty to see and do at the Atlanta History Center. Very few cities can say they have a museum of this caliber dedicated to the history of their city. We came here because it was included with the City Pass. My teenage sister was mostly excited to see the famous Swan House, which was where the Capital... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Atlanta History Center was a great stop on my visit to Georgia. The civil war exhibit was very neat and informative. It was also great learning about the Native American's that made up the population of Georgia. The grounds around the History Center are beautiful. A walk through the quarry garden is a must. The Smith Family farm was... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The exhibits in the museum are some of the highest quality I've seen. The grounds are gorgeous. This attraction is a must visit. Very educational, a esthetically beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Museum plus mansion plus petting farm plus ladies tea room offers chance to introduce non-southerners to southern culture.

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