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“Open your mind to something new”

Atlanta History Center
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Atlanta Historical Homes Tour
Ranked #8 of 290 things to do in Atlanta
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
547 reviews
319 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Open your mind to something new”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is not your same old history museum. To begin with, it's housed in a lovely piece of architecture, but don't juege the book by it's cover. This is a forward thinking, opinion making kind of a place. I really didn't expect that - but I enjoyed it.

Thank Jane S
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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews
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“Visit through the past”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Went to eat one of the best hot dogs in Atlanta at the Metro City Hot Dog stand located at the History Center on April 11. Spent the day walking the grounds and enjoyed the Swan House tour and the historical exhibits on display. Make sure you wear walking shoes to enjoy this 20+ acres location. The exhibits are educational to include a hands-on petting of animals for kids.

Look for the Metro City Hot Dog stand for the best hot dogs in Atlanta.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank SOC-M
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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1,067 reviews
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“See How This Major City was so Central to the Development of the South”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Lots to do and see including an outdoor colonial exhibit. Civil War. Atlanta history. Olympics. Films. Historic houses. Gardens. Changing exhibits. Can spend 2-6 hours depending on your tastes.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Trek-Always
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The History of the City”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Atlanta is such a forward-looking community, it can be easy to overlook the city's past. The Atlanta History Center is the place to learn about what shaped Atlanta into the city it is today. Of particular note is its extensive Civil War collection.

Visited March 2013
Thank rsstoll
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Historical tour”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Visited with my husband and 2 boys, ages 13 and 10. Spent about 2 hrs, which included a tour of Swan House. Easy, interesting museum.

Visited April 2013
Thank LRL66
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