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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 #6 of 194 attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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, Georgia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Took my daughter here to learn about the history of Native American life in Atlanta/south, and colonial life in these parts. A great self-guided tour for the family.

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Naples, Florida
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Really fabulous. don't miss it but allow plenty of time. Includes extensive museum, Swan House!!, mid 1800's style farm, and the Margaret Mitchell House in Midtown.

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Blum, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Atlanta History Center lets you peek into the past with the beautiful homes and gardens. The Swan House is gorgeous and has made appearances in movies. The Smith farm looks into the life of the farmer. The museum was displaying relics from the Civil War, Olympic, Native Americans, and golf. It was a wonderful visit.

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California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you want a feel for old Atlanta, this is a must to visit. Driving up to the center you pass many large old Georgian mansions. Once you enter the center there were various halls to visit. They included the Olympics in Atlanta recent history, back to slavery, the Civil war and local tribal Indian history. Yes, even famous golfers.... More

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the BEAUTIFUL Swan House. Great tour guide and very very lovely house with amazing gardens. They have kept it up very nicely and it really is just beautiful. The Swan House cafe was delicous. We had the Chicken Salad and the frozen fruit salad and loved it. The little shop downstairs was very nice. Lots of different variety... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This museum was great. The Civil War exhibit was amazing. My daughter loved the Swan House the best. The grounds are gorgeous at this whole museum. As an added bonus, you receive free tickets to the Margaret Mitchell House Museum. After many trips to Atlanta, this was my first trip to the Atlanta History Museum and I think it's the... More

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Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visited on a Monday morning on July. Overall this is an excellent, well interpreted museum. The Centennial Olympic gallery was colorful and provided an excellent overview of the 1996 games. I would've liked to have seen a little more on the iconic events of that game such as Kerri Strug and the bombing. The Civil War gallery was outstanding with... More

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Arlington, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I really enjoyed this part of our trip to Atlanta! There is so much to see...the museum is excellent, although I was disappointed that the Civil War wing was closed because PBS was filming, but there were still plenty of things to see. The houses are GREAT...authentic and beautifully kept, and the trails and gardens beautiful.

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is really fantastic place to visit --great for families or adults. We have brought a variety of visiting relatives here --and they always enjoy our visit. Lots of interesting information --not at all boring. You will see the civil war in a new light. Great experience!

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have come to Atlanta for years and recently went to this museum. We loved it! The outdoors areas are well kept and informative.

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