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Atlanta History Center

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Address: 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone Number: +1 404-814-4000
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Over the next year, we will be expanding and improving the main museum...
Over the next year, we will be expanding and improving the main museum entrance and admissions area, including the addition of a new cafe and gift shop, all set to open Summer 2015. In the meantime, history is still happening here! During construction: The West Paces Ferry Road entrance will be closed to vehicular traffic. Guests should enter the History Center from Andrews Drive (3299 Andrews Drive NW). The admissions desk and museum gift shop will be temporarily located inside McElreath Hall. The AHC's exhibits, historic houses, and gardens will remain open 7 days a week, and our monthly programming will continue as usual during construction. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve the Atlanta History Center. The Atlanta History Museum is located at the Atlanta History Center. The Atlanta History Center also features the Swan House mansion, Smith Family Farm, the Margaret Mitchell House, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and five permanent exhibitions. Last historic home tours begin at 4pm
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Great place to take visitors, or go if you live here and haven't been - Allow ample time

This place is amazing with so much to see and learn. Allow ample time to walk through the Swan House, the 1800's working farmhouse, the grounds and the exhibits and museums. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing with so much to see and learn. Allow ample time to walk through the Swan House, the 1800's working farmhouse, the grounds and the exhibits and museums. I could easily spend a couple of hours reviewing the Civil War Museum alone. Amazing artifacts and written documentation. I want to go back and spend more time with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We traveled with 2 adults and 3 kids, annual membership was cheaper than admission, and we used it to visit Margaret Mitchell house the next day, as well as come back for some exhibits we missed. Be smart...take the membership!!

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Vonore, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This was one of our favorite places we visited while spending 4 days in Atlanta. But we didn't allot enough time!!! We spent 2 1/2 hours here and barely scratched the surface. Most of that time we spent in the fabulous Civil War exhibit---I would say it is definitely the best collection and display of Civil War artifacts of all... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Atlanta History Museum is consisting growing and adding more programs and educational information for young,and old. The wine and food tour was great this past year. We so are proud to have this museum. Must go and enjoy and donate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A great way to learn about history, and a bit more on the war between north and south. With many different rooms and cenaries. Fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you can weave through the construction, this is well worth the trip. If you are a native of Atlanta, it is a trip back in time....if you are a visitor, the exhibits help you understand why this City has a rich history in transportation from railroads to International flights.

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Consists of Museum, Gardens, Swan house mansion, a family farm and more. Thoroughly enjoyed the Swan house they had servants stationed at various places to give you the real feel of the time. Had an old car outside with a chauffer. The farm was wonderful many people doing the various jobs of the farm. We did not have time to... More 

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love the indoor and outdoor features of this site. There is lots to learn inside and beautiful, unexpected gardens outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We just spent 3 hours at the Atlanta History Center, and it really wasn't long enough. This is a most interesting and excellent history center. We started with the 1930's mansion, and then the 1860 farm. Both were worth their visit on their own, but the living interpreters added enormously to our visit to each one: They were invariably friendly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Unfortunately we visited on home school day so there were a lot of kids running around but the museum has a lot to see and is worth the time to see it. The historic homes were open and there were guides there. I'm not sure if that was for homeschool day or if they're always there. Ticket includes entry to... More 

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