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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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Lots of exhibits to visit

At first glance just one building greets you but go inside and there are several halls packed with memorabilia and history in the museum. When all is done inside there is a house... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

At first glance just one building greets you but go inside and there are several halls packed with memorabilia and history in the museum. When all is done inside there is a house as well as grounds of gardens to explore. Sadly time did not allow to visit all so would recommend outdoors first including the house then come back... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the most wonderful afternoon touring the Swan House. The interpretative staff, especially the actor who plays Phillip Shutze is AMAZING! He stayed "in character" for hours, sharing wise insights on the era and characters in this fascinating part of Atlanta's history! So many vignettes that it would be difficult to pick our favorite to retell here--including the one about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are glad to have the time to come to the museum and see what was! It was very nice spending the time here and get an idea and education of Atlanta. Would come back again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Civil War exhibit was impressive in its layout and content. There is special emphasis on its impact on Atlanta. The “Thomas Swift Dickey” civil war ordnance collection is comprehensive – I was not aware that over 500 types of shells were used during the civil war. Other exhibits cover “50 highlights of Atlanta” On nice days you can walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my experience visiting the Atlanta History Center, It is totally worth the price ticket, and it has so many different attractions, I have learned so much about Atlanta and the USA history. I will definetely come back soon!

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like so many others reviewers, I, too, was impressed with the experience as a whole. The museum is interactive and engaging. The Swan House is beautiful. The Smith family home is a slice of daily life in 1864. This is a definite stop on any Atlanta visit. But... I did notice a lack of slave history. Sure, there was all... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum and 2 historical on-site homes are a must-see. As visitors from Ohio we learned a lot about the rich diversity and beauty of Atlanta. We were blown away. Delicious on-site cafe with soup and fresh salads.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have 50 pieces of Atlanta on display. It was a really nice. It gave the entire history of Atlanta in a well thought out way. This is worth the price of admission.

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Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of exhibits here. We saw the history and journey of local Native American tribes; the Underground Railroad and even visited a live petting farm! Bring the kids for a learning experience that's often overlooked.

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Wilton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Museum, Swan House, old farm, etc. Also gave us ability to see the Margaret Mitchell house in town. Excellent in all ways,

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