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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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To be honest we were not expecting anything interesting about this place however decided to try because it was free on weekends for Bank of America holders. And it appeared to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

To be honest we were not expecting anything interesting about this place however decided to try because it was free on weekends for Bank of America holders. And it appeared to be a great place for our family to spend the afternoon. We've started with walking outside in the park. Great nature and landscape will lead you to the Swan... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Beyond the very emotional portrayal of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, does an excellent job of highlighting a wide variety of human rights movements worldwide, and suggesting ways that each of us can contribute positively.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Perfect location to view the civil war experience. Contains many well preserved pieces. Each piece was explained in detail and the museum also had explanations about the civil war in general

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Visiting Atlanta with family and friends and we decided to check out the AHC. Nicely located in a beautiful setting in the Buckhead area which was easy to find by car - not sure how you would get there by public transport but welcome to America! The center was very interesting with a varied set of themes including the life... More 

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

Great place to learn about southern history from the Civil War, Civil Rights and the Olympics - and that's just the start. Plan to spend several hours.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Tucked into a gorgeous metro area with many beautiful mansions surrounding, we couldn't believe our luck with selecting this museum!!! Using the tips (THANK YOU!!) in the reviews- we arrived just a bit after 9am. (Unfortunately, we needed a FULL day to see it all, but no tip said that info.) We toured the entire Smith farm and most of... More 

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Cornelia, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you love history, you should love this place! Three adult friends and I took our children and loved it. We used a coupon in the Entertainment Book (Atlanta version) to buy a ticket for $16.50 (buy one get one free). The ticket included the history museum, the old Smith Farm, and the Swan House which were all in the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you like history you will like the Atlanta History Center. It is outside the other high profile tourist attractions. You admission into the museum, Swan House, Margaret Mitchell House and much more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

contains 3 parts...the history museum, the old Smith Farm, and the Swan House all at one location. the ticket also includes the Margaret Mitchell House in downtown Atlanta. Excellent choice!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Trying to appreciate what local attractions are here in Atlanta. I vistied the center on a Sat morning trying to get ahead of the days heat. Did not realized that you could visit the gardens before they officially open. They check tickets are the buildings and not outside, the Swan House opens 1 hour after the grounds do. It was... More 

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Additional Information about Atlanta History Center

Address: 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone Number: +1 404-814-4000
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 16

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