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Amazing, gorgeous, well maintained house and gardens! Exquisite art and antiques abound! Beautiful rooms and halls once used for the elaborate parties of Atlantans. This site is very captivating, plenty of photo opps!
I visited this location because I am a history lover. I did enjoy the Swan House, however I was expecting more of an experience. Aside from the Swan House all other attractions at the History Center were not entertaining. I wish there was a ticket...More
We enjoyed our visit to Swan House. The vintage cars were fun and all of the rooms were filled with so many artifacts - almost like a time capsule preserved for us to walk through! The kitchen was fascinating! The grounds were beautiful. The only...More
This was one place to not miss! Fabulous 1930’s historic Swan Home!
With live actors dressed for their part if it was back in that era!
Each room transforms you as if you were right there in that time era!
So many neat things to...More
A fantastic historical house straight out of the Jazz age in Atlanta, Georgia! Perfectly preserved, just as it was back then. The actors were a great touch. Surprised and impressed to learn the Hunger Games shot on location here. Epic landscaping... they certainly got it...More
We enjoyed our visit to the Swan House!!!! It is so beautiful and well kept!!! You are free to tour the house on your own from the first floor all the way to the top floor!!! If you have any questions just ask one of...More
Our family loves this gorgeous, historic Atlanta restaurant and gift shop. Such a lovely place to host special events. Love their Swan House Favorite and mimosas! Reservations are a must. Very friendly staff. Just wish this last time they had taken our orders sooner as...More
The Swan House staff provide an educational experience of the era for the Inman family. It is a great gift to Atlanta. I visit the collection in the basement each time and love to take friends. The gardens are peaceful and recently portrayed photos on...More
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The history museum is very interesting but takes time. The Swan House is also superb. Make time for the cafeteria lunch in the history museum the food is delicious but gets very busy around lunch time - go early to eat we... More
The history museum is very interesting but takes time. The Swan House is also superb. Make time for the cafeteria lunch in the history museum the food is delicious but gets very busy around lunch time - go early to eat we did!
We did them on our own. Your visit to the Atlanta History Center ($16.50 last year/ Mitchell House admission is also included) will take several hours.There is much to see. We spent around five and a half hours and that... More
We did them on our own. Your visit to the Atlanta History Center ($16.50 last year/ Mitchell House admission is also included) will take several hours.There is much to see. We spent around five and a half hours and that included having lunch at the Swan Coach House, which is a MUST.
History buffs should make the Atlanta History Center their first stop. The center’s collections of photographs, maps, books, newspaper clippings, and decorative arts tell the history of Georgia, Atlanta, and the Southeast. In fact, the center has one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts in the world. The Center itself is surrounded by 32 acres (13 hectares) of woodlands, including walking trails and five gardens.
Inside the Atlanta History Museum, hands-on discovery areas, displays, and photographs trace Atlanta’s history. Part of this permanent exhibit includes a fire engine used in Atlanta’s great fire of 1917 and a rare 1920 Hanson Six touring car. Another exhibit, the “Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South” shows the development and attributes of Southern folk art. It includes both traditional and modern forms ranging from clothing and food to singing and storytelling.
Also on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center are two must see historic homes. The Swan House, an immaculately restored 1928 house/museum, is filled with eclectic furnishings, decorative arts, and a swan emblem in every room. The Tullie Smith Farm, an antebellum mansion, evokes what life was like in Georgia in the mid-19th century.
History Center: 10am to 5:30pm Sundays: 12pm to 5:30pm
Swan House: 11am to 4pm Sundays: 1pm to 4pm
Smith Family Farm 11am to 4pm Sundays: 1pm to 4pm
Wood Family Cabin: 11am to 4pm Sundays: 1pm to 4pm
FREE PARKING Easy to get to.
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
990 Peachtree Street NE
Hours: 10am to 5:30pm Sundays: 12pm to 5:30pm
Cost: Same ticket you used for Atlanta History Center
Parking: Adjacent to the home, there is a free lot with limited parking spaces available. There is also a row of metered spaces within the same block. And just one block over, there is a paid parking deck
You won't spend more than 90 minutes here. It's not a mansion, but rather a small apartment building . She lived on the ground floor for 1925- 32. The other apartments have been converted into a small museum with photos and memorabilia from the movie. Out in the yard there a very small one room house that has a few of the things that were used in the movie.
We started the day by having breakfast at Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles 529 Peachtree Street, NE Tel; 404-874-9393 We parked the car in the lot that is right next to it and left it there all day.
Afterwards we walked for ten minutes or less to the Mitchell House. Once we were done with the Mitchell House we walked for about 15 minutes to High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree Street NE
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday: 10am to 5pm Friday: 10am to 9pm Sunday:12pm to 5pm Closed on Mondays
The High is the leading art museum in the Southeastern U.S. With more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk art and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists.
ALL THREE PLACES ARE ON PEACHTREE STREET
I HOPE THIS WAS OF SOME HELP
No it is included in the price of admission for the Atlanta History Center which is wonderful. Maybe I'm a bit biased being that I am originally from Atlanta. Still it is a great place but if you go to the History Center... More
No it is included in the price of admission for the Atlanta History Center which is wonderful. Maybe I'm a bit biased being that I am originally from Atlanta. Still it is a great place but if you go to the History Center, please allow yourself several hours. To take it all in you will need it. Also if you happen to be a member of a botanical garden (or any garden) that is a member of the American Horticultural Society, you can get in free. They have a reciprocal agreement with other participating gardens. I am a member so yes I got in free. Hope this has been helpful