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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 195 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We spent a long time here but focussed mainly on the civil war - the presentation was just perfect.We were able to learn a lot through the novel presentations.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

A must see when in Atlanta! The exhibits were exceptionally well done: visually appealing, well organized and informative without being overly wordy and redundant. The civil war exhibit called "Turning Point" was done year by year. The Olympic exhibit was very eye catching and made for an interesting exhibit. Just an overall exceptional museum!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went here on a special event day - Meet the past which was an added bonus. Lovely grounds and lots of presentations and interactive things to do around the site. I would encourage you to participate in as many of them as possible. The grounds are beautiful to wander around and all the exhibits are of a high quality.... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Unfortunately, we only had time for a brief walk through the nice grounds and our focus was the Atlanta History Museum (there are also 2 houses we didn't visit, and a 3rd house in midtown we didn't visit). The museum is a must for any visitor to Atlanta. We are from Houston, and the museum helped us to further understand... More

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Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Smack in the middle of Buckhead among houses is the Atlanta History Center. It's not just a museum, it's a huge plot of property with the museum, the Swan House, a plantation, gardens, and some other stuff. The Swan House is so beautiful, absolutely go there. Some of the museum was under renovation, but the exhibits were open. Large exhibit... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Lovely place to visit and learn more about Atlanta. Great garden to walk through.There is an historic cabin on the property as well which it really interesting. There is new public space at one corner which is well done.

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were surprised at how large the museum was. We only had time for a morning visit but we could have easily spent all day. There were four permanent exhibits of which we did two - the Civil War and Olympic Games. The Olympic Games area went over the 1996 olympics from bid to closing ceremony. It was excellent. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our recent visit her was made so special by the wonderful docent we encountered. This is a very lovely museum that is never overcrowded unless some special event is taking place. It is located in a very beautiful neighborhood on the edge of Buckhead. The varied Atlanta history is displayed in a traditional setting but it also has a lovely... More

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We began our tour by looking at the outside exhibits-the Smith farm and the Swan house. While not quite the immersive living history like one would experience when visiting Colonial Williamsburg, the concept was achieved with some success. The actors seemed to be intelligent and informed. I enjoyed listening to them given the depth of information they had to offer.I... More

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Highland Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A jewel in the heart of this delight-filled city, the Center is a treasure trove of wonders. Where to begin? The Atlanta Olympic Games and the history of the Olympics...that's worth the price of admission alone. Then, on to the Civil War, in a series of displays and artifacts that will familarize you with this epic time in our nation's... More

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