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Address: 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone Number: +1 404-814-4000
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Over the next year, we will be expanding and improving the main museum...

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.

Last historic home tours begin at 4pm

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Great day for all ages

I had not visited this museum in several years and was amazed by how much has been added. There was plenty to keep us busy all day. Really impressed by the variety of exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tucker, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had not visited this museum in several years and was amazed by how much has been added. There was plenty to keep us busy all day. Really impressed by the variety of exhibits - from sports to folk art. Lunch at the Swan Coach House was welcome reststop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a private tour of the archives bought at a charity event. Was amazed at the variety and depth of artifacts of local history. Then viewed the excellent exhibits, some hands on for kids. When Cyclorama is completed, will be fantastic.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By far, the premiere History Museum in the South. Has outstanding permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits and has the best Olympic Museum in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The "Turning Point: The American Civil War" exhibit alone is worth the entry fee (don't forget to ask for the audio tour - it's free!). I have been there at least 20 times and learn something new every trip!

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the StoryCorps center and recorded a segment. What a neat experience we will not soon forget!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Atlanta icon, continues to upgrade and re-invent itself by adding interactive displays, new wings to the buildings, and refreshed history. Definitely a place to absorb Atlanta's past history in a relaxed, informative and educational manner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the Atlanta History Center and found the experience charming. The Swan House is a 1920's mansion built by a woman with quirky tastes and lots of personality. The docents are "in character" and are charming and entertaining. The exhibits in the Museum building were all well done. I particularly enjoyed the short movies in the Civil War section.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here as a weekend trip. It was so nice and informative. Takes several hours to go through if you want to see everything and we did. Great place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With only a couple of hours to "experience" Atlanta, this was a great choice- history, outdoor spaces and a wonderful lunch at Souper Jenny's.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed with exhibits. I'm not sure what were original pieces and what were replicas. The civil war pieces were really neat. Definitely walk around the grounds and visit Swan House. Everything in the house is original.

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