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Address: 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305-1380
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+1 404-814-4000
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

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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Slice of Atlanta History Makes for an Enjoyable Saturday

On a recent trip to Buckhead for a couple of days, my wife and I spent an enjoyable Saturday morning at the Atlanta History Center. We enjoyed walking through the gardens in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bob A
Huntersville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a recent trip to Buckhead for a couple of days, my wife and I spent an enjoyable Saturday morning at the Atlanta History Center. We enjoyed walking through the gardens in the cool of the morning, and then the house tour, and then back to the museum proper. The docents in the house were great; a fascinating slice of... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went with two children, and we didn't really love the indoor exhibits nearly as much as the outside part. It was great to walk around the gorgeous grounds with no crowds (even on Spring Break) and tour all 3 of the homes on the property. Great way to relax after a hectic day spent downtown the previous day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hidden gem in Buckhead area - spent a wet afternoon at the center to pass some time - fabulous exhibits and facility - would definitely like to go back on a sunny day to enjoy the extensive grounds and other areas.

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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during a festival so it was free to the public, which unfortunately meant overcrowded. The exhibits were interesting and informative. They even had some live action demonstrations.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Atlanta History Center is a very fascinating and fun place to visit. I visited during a trip with my now ex-boyfriend and it was a great memory. The actors and actresses made the experience even better…we felt like we were back in time. The artifacts, and buildings were authentic! If you are a true history lover, such as myself,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend to every visitor in Atlanta to spend the day at the History Center - and the beautiful park around the Swan House. It's really worth the time.

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We spent a rainy afternoon in the museum - it had some really good exhibits and helped us better understand some of the things we saw the rest of our week. We heard part of a tour available to a school group on the civil war and wished that was available to other museum patrons as it sounded great...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not allow enough time for this. The Swan House, the old farm they have, the gardens, the museum, plus the Margaret Mitchell home. I did just part of the museum, Swan House, and farm. They I did do the Margaret Mitchell home. All that I saw was well presented, interesting, and totally had my attention. Needed much more... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a variety of exhibits in and around the History Center, and it give a good overview of Georgia/southern history. Take some time to walk out to the Smith Family Farm and Swan House. The Cyclorama is also being relocated to the History Center; however, as I recall, it was the most boring field trip ever as a child.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit and a must for students because the walk through history lessons are excellent without seeming schoolish. There are amazing activities too, my favorite being in October to celebrate the Day of the Dead.

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