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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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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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This museum was not what I expected it was so much more. It was a rainy day so I decided to check it out. It will take you through Atlantas history from the war era to now. Be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum was not what I expected it was so much more. It was a rainy day so I decided to check it out. It will take you through Atlantas history from the war era to now. Be prepared to walk there are lots of beautiful trails throughout the property. I also went to all three of the structures that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this museum on a recent trip to Atlanta. We especially liked the short videos offered throughout the center. The Swan house is amazing! The employees, in period clothing, truly bring the experience to life. The Smith cabin was also very well done and also attended by employees in period clothing. Set a spell on the porch and listen... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here during our weekend trip down from Charlotte and it was amazing. Very historical and very well laid out. The center has something for almost everyone. We did not see all the exhibits just due to time and weather but we did see the main ones as well as the home that was used in the Hunger games... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Embarassingly enough I have lived in Atlanta for decades, and had never visited the History Center until this past February (2016). Ample parking, beautiful building and interiors - great location. Fantastic place to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last May I took my kids to the Atlanta History Center and they loved it! Their most favorite part was the outside history tour of the village "back in time travel" when actors impersonate people living during the Civil War. My kids loved learning about making metal tools and growing garden, about what it takes to take care of animals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful exhibits including the 1996 Olympics and the life of Bobby Jones. My cousin from Australia absolutely loved visiting the History Center. Our favorite part was the tour of the Swan Coach house where there were live actors impersonating the owner of the house as well as the architect who built the house. The gardens are gorgeous especially in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to learn about the history of Atlanta all the way from before the Civil War to now, the Atlanta History Center is the place to go. Recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent 5 hours here today and could have stayed much longer. So much to see and all exhibits extremely interesting and well done. Loved everything about our time spent there. Definitely planning another visit soon.

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Syracuse, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Atlanta History Center and they had lots of interesting exhibits! I really liked the one about Atlanta and had no idea that they actually had a pig monorail at Rich's department store back in the day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I suppose you can breeze in and out. If you do, don't miss the hand-written notes of Dr. Martin Luther King. If you have a couple of hours or more you can soak up the exhibits of Southern folk art, the Olympics and early native American life, as well as a newer multi-dimensional exhibit that captures the heart of the... More 

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