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Atlanta History Center

Address: 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone Number: +1 404-814-4000
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Ranked #7 of 151 Attractions in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Over the next year, we will be expanding and improving the main...
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Type: History Museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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.
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I'm a big fan of this museum center, there is so much to see. As a Civil War enthusiast the Dubois Collection never ceases to amaze me, it has to be one of the biggest and best collections of civil war artifacts in the world. I was really lucky to catch another Civil War collection, that of George W, Wray... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been to several functions at the Atlanta Historical Center and have always found it to be a beautiful location. The food service is always excellent. Most recently I toured the exhibits and found them to be well done and educational.

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Warner Robins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The diorama is painted on the wall and the seating moves around it. Details the complete battle of Atlanta. Usher is I period costume and this is great - - be sure to look at and inquire about his shoes. Artifacts are cool as well as the assortment of uniforms.

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West Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This could be a full day so get there early. Besides the museum, farm and Swan house (spiral staircase a definite photo opportunity), there are also trails and gardens. Great civil war displays as well as changing exhibits and Olympic display (take a picture on the podium - gold/silver/bronze).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

From walking the grounds and the homes on the property to wandering through the museum exhibits, it was a fun experience. Exhibits include one on folk art, Latin American influence, the Civil War, and the Atlanta olympics. We enjoyed the visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited with my family on the last day of our summer holiday. I am really pleased we made the effort. The building and grounds are a stunning piece of living history. Linked to my daughters favorite movie, Hunger Games Catching Fire. Yes we took that tour as well and learned and saw some exciting things. The staff are lovely, helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The museum was very nicely done, with helpful placards along the way. The houses on site as well as the farm were very impressive, and the guides at each site were informative and very personable. It was a very nice blend of indoor museums, outdoor strolls among the outbuildings, and glimpses into how folks used to live as we explored... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Do go inside the History center, and read a bit more about Civil War, then walk around the gardens where you'll find a farmhouse and reenactment of how they worked metal and wood, and how houses were with little slave quarter and were they grew their vegetables. On another side of the park, you'll find a beautiful house with furniture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The History Center sits on a beautiful landscape; sunken garden, hillside farmhouse, and terrace grounds surround this impeccable museum. The exhibits document historical events such as; the Civil War, Atlanta Olympics, and the Making of "Gone With the Wind." The Swann House, vintage 1929, provides a glimpse into the aristocratic lifestyle of wealthy cotton brokers living during the depression years.... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a fantastic collection of museums, historical buildings and gardens where you could easily spend most of a day. The Civil War exhibit is one of the finest I have ever seen, made especially interesting because almost all of the artifacts come from in and around Atlanta. They do an excellent job of letting you visualize where, in modern... More 

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