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Atlanta History Center

130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305-1380
+1 404-814-4000
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305-1380
+1 404-814-4000
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Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been to several functions at the Atlanta Historical Center and have always found it to be a beautiful location. The food service is always excellent. Most recently I toured the exhibits and found them to be well done and educational.

1  Thank DBS5687
Reviewed January 4, 2015

The diorama is painted on the wall and the seating moves around it. Details the complete battle of Atlanta. Usher is I period costume and this is great - - be sure to look at and inquire about his shoes. Artifacts are cool as well...More

Thank CaptainS7662
Reviewed January 4, 2015

This could be a full day so get there early. Besides the museum, farm and Swan house (spiral staircase a definite photo opportunity), there are also trails and gardens. Great civil war displays as well as changing exhibits and Olympic display (take a picture on...More

2  Thank Isabella K
Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

From walking the grounds and the homes on the property to wandering through the museum exhibits, it was a fun experience. Exhibits include one on folk art, Latin American influence, the Civil War, and the Atlanta olympics. We enjoyed the visit.

1  Thank Alexa M
Reviewed December 29, 2014

Visited with my family on the last day of our summer holiday. I am really pleased we made the effort. The building and grounds are a stunning piece of living history. Linked to my daughters favorite movie, Hunger Games Catching Fire. Yes we took that...More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed December 24, 2014

The museum was very nicely done, with helpful placards along the way. The houses on site as well as the farm were very impressive, and the guides at each site were informative and very personable. It was a very nice blend of indoor museums, outdoor...More

Thank K M
Reviewed December 9, 2014

Do go inside the History center, and read a bit more about Civil War, then walk around the gardens where you'll find a farmhouse and reenactment of how they worked metal and wood, and how houses were with little slave quarter and were they grew...More

Thank diva c
Reviewed December 3, 2014

The History Center sits on a beautiful landscape; sunken garden, hillside farmhouse, and terrace grounds surround this impeccable museum. The exhibits document historical events such as; the Civil War, Atlanta Olympics, and the Making of "Gone With the Wind." The Swann House, vintage 1929, provides...More

Thank Reynolds M
Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a fantastic collection of museums, historical buildings and gardens where you could easily spend most of a day. The Civil War exhibit is one of the finest I have ever seen, made especially interesting because almost all of the artifacts come from in...More

Thank 4AkerFarm
Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stopped on our way through Atlanta and were impressed by the quality of the Civil War display. We have seen many displays like this for a variety or wars (Civil, WWI, European history) and this was a very educational and impressive display. Great selection of...More

Thank DGStravels
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Yon Chul C
Where to park and the cost?
May 19, 2017|
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Response from igitcha | Reviewed this property |
they have a free parking deck
Giovana D
How much is it?
April 29, 2017|
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Response from Blues2cup | Reviewed this property |
Adult tickets are 16.50
Sai Tax A
Is this location wheelchair accessible?
December 5, 2016|
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Response from Schweitzers | Reviewed this property |
There a some ramps but there are elevators in the building. Sorry for the delay in response. The building is old but they are current with codes.