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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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A glimpse of history whilst strolling along the Airport grounds was enlightening. The tourist lined up to take photos of Martin Luther King, exhibits of historic gardens and research materials used in houses.

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Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Loved all the exhibits but especially the buildings outside and especially the Swan house and gardens .It was hard to imagine you were only a short drive from the city centre in such a peaceful setting .It was good also to see all the different Olympic torches from over the years !

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Superior
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We traveled through the Atlanta area recently on our way to Florida. We decided to visit the Atlanta History Center and were so glad we did! The Civil War area of the museum was very well laid out and gave a very balanced view of the conflict. We really liked that they had the exhibit organized by year and gave... More

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Atlanta, GA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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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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

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