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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 #7 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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Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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
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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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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We only allowed a few afternoon hours and this was way too short a time. A plan for the day should include bringing picnic lunch, starting in the late morning, so that all done by 4pm. The Civil War exhibits were excellent and showed that innovations during the war changed how battles were conducted thereafter. Audio devices offered at entry... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A great museum with something for everyone - American history displays for me and a fabulous Atlanta Olympics hands-on exhibit for kids, including running track and try your hand at events floors!

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Douglasville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I checked my son out of school to take an educational field trip. He was excited to see the Civil War and Native American exhibits. The Civil War exhibit was excellent, particularly for my third grader. He loved it. He found the rest rather dull, as did I. But different folks - different interests. I was disappointed in that the... More

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Norcross, Georgia, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Although I am not a civil War buff I was quite taken with the enormous collection of artifacts from the war. Although Georgia fought in the Confederacy I felt there was an equal amount of both Confederate and Union artifacts. i liked the way the exhibit is broken up into rooms with each room representing a year during the Civil... More

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