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Atlanta History Center

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Address: 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305-1380
Phone Number: +1 404-814-4000
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Welcome explorers of the world! If you're looking for history, knowledge...

Welcome explorers of the world! If you're looking for history, knowledge and adventure, you've come to the right place. The Atlanta History Center is located in one of Atlanta's most vibrant communities where the stories and mysteries of our region thrive. Our 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, interactive activities and a variety of year-round adult and family programs. With ticket admission, our guests enjoy complimentary parking and all-inclusive access to Atlanta History Center destinations. 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. Last historic home tours begin at 4pm

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The Atlanta History Center has some really great exhibits that give you a feel for the city. The grounds are quiet lovely as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Atlanta History Center has some really great exhibits that give you a feel for the city. The grounds are quiet lovely as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Civil War exhibit alone is worth an excellent rating! There was so much to see, wish we had given ourselves more time. We also found the Atlanta exhibit fun and interesting. We love history and would definitely go back!

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the lunch offered at the Swan Coach House. Fun place to gather a few of your best girls and have lunch. This is the place to have your congealed salad and cheese straws. You almost think you forgot your white gloves, then you pinch yourself and remind yourself it is 2015!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I came to Atlanta specifically to,visit the Carter Center, King Center and Civil Rights Center and decided to visit the Atlanta history while we were here. As it turns out, hubby ranked the History Center best of the 4. It truly is a spectacular place. The section devoted to the Civil War was outstanding in every way ..... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is visually stunning, with plenty of parking. For one very reasonable price, you can visit the Swan House as well. One of the best civil war exhibits anywhere. Newcomers to ATL will understand they city A LOT better if they take a couple of hours to enjoy all there is.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we would spend a few hours here, it turned out to be a whole day trip. There is so much to see both indoors and outdoors. You'll be busy taking photos. After visiting the Swan House, we had a wonderful lunch at the Swan Coach House which used to be the garage and the upstairs where the servants... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't aware of the Atlanta History Center until I picked up a promotional pamphlet at rest stop on I-75 while driving through Georgia. My wife and I have stayed in Atlanta and visited the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Stone Mountain and several Civil War battlefield sites, even Margaret Mitchell's home. But until recently, the Atlanta History Center was... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw a PBS show that focused on the buildings and gardens and decided to add this on our itinerary. We went just to see the gardens, so the history portion was a bonus. We took Bus #110 and walked 4 blocks to the Center.

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Smithville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the History Center as we have done most of the other biggies in Atlanta. The center was informative and clean. We enjoyed the 50 objects of Atlanta display. It was slightly smaller than I anticipated. All in all it was a nice morning.

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San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should be on the Citypass instead of many other corporate places. Great history and story telling. Children enjoyed the interaction and the walks.

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