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Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

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#4 of 31 in Museums in Atlanta
Walk through Atlanta History Center and imagine what Margaret Mitchell saw while writing "Gone with the Wind." As you tour historical houses and stroll through the gardens, you'll learn about the history of Atlanta. Exhibits range from a comprehensive Civil War exhibit to a complete collection of Olympic medals. Goizueta Gardens is home to exotic plants, a garden typical of those in 1860s, and rare regional flowers. The Cherokee Garden Library holds over 28,000 objects and books related to botanical history. Plan trip to Atlanta with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The Atlanta History Center is a really unique, interesting compound with several historic sites to see. The museum center has a really neat timeline of Atlanta history with artifacts dating back to th...  more »
  • We spent the whole day here! The tour is self guided and there is a plethora of information about the history of the city of Atlanta. We also purchased tickets to visit the Margaret Mitchell house tha...  more »
  • We visited Atlanta with the intention of only doing two major attractions in the center of the city. At the last minute we did an online search and found the Atlanta History Center. We were lucky enou...  more »
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  • FANTASTIC! We did the tour here a few days ago while on a short visit to Atlanta. Of course we had to get coffees and some lunch before we started our self guided tour at 3.30pm.Lunch here was great by the way! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed everything we saw. First we followed the path out the back to the Swan Mansion and then the Smith Family Farm because those events close at 4pm.Then it was back to inside the museum itself where we had til 5.30pm to see what we wanted.The huge Civil War display was incredible and so were the historical items on show from Atlanta in the 50's, 60's and so on.This place is a must to visit!
  • What a great education about Atlanta visitors gain here. So well done, they don't sugarcoat things. I really enjoyed the way this museum was put together. So thoughtful. Wonderful experience.
  • There's seven exhibits in the main museum that focus primarily on different aspects of Georgia History. There's also three historic houses on the property as well: The Swan House, The Smith Family Farm and Wood Family Cabin. In addition there's also 22-acres of gardens outside as well. All of this is included in the general admission for $21.50 for adults and $18 for students/seniors, and $9 for kids 12-4. Tickets after 3:45 are half priced but you will not be able to see the historic houses as those close at 4 everyday.
  • Greetings! Shaping Traditions is one of the many excellent exhibitions currently on display at the Atlanta History Center. The Center always takes care to provide in-depth information and artifacts with exhibitions. There’s a coffee shop and a fantastic restaurant on site. The staff is courteous and extraordinarily helpful. The History Center also provides a number of great lectures and book talks throughout the year.
  • Amazing museum, we wasted our time at World of Coca Cola before we were recommend this museum. Interesting exhibits on the Civil War, Bobby Jones and one on BBQ and its rich history. Even the Cafe was great. Uber trip also takes you pass the beautiful homes of Buckhead.

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