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Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

4.6
#3 of 21 in Historic Sites in Atlanta
Garden · History Museum
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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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  • My wife and I have been here 3 or 4 times and it's like a whole new experience every time. What a great way to spend your day. First of all military and disabled veterans are free to get in, which.....  more
    My wife and I have been here 3 or 4 times and it's like a whole new experience every time. What a great way to spend your day. First of all military and disabled veterans are free to get in, which.....  more »
  • Did not spend allocate nearly enough time and only got to do the Swan House and the Cyclorama. Had no idea what the cyclorama was but what a cool exhibit. It was like a circus tent but the whole... 
    Did not spend allocate nearly enough time and only got to do the Swan House and the Cyclorama. Had no idea what the cyclorama was but what a cool exhibit. It was like a circus tent but the whole...  more »
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  • Loved visiting here! The exhibits are super informative and the Cyclorama is especially impressive. They provide a very balanced viewpoint on Atlanta History and try to appease both sides of the Civil War. It's a little weird to see, but given the area and the fact Stone Mountain exists, not too surprising. They don't relent on the facts though. Overall, I would definitely recommend natives and visitors alike to visit this place. There's so much to see, you could easily spend hours here.
  • Scenic views, great location to explore for bigger groups. We especially loved the goats and sheep. The museum had an impactful exhibit about the community of Atlanta—with information about topics ranging from national movements to individual families. The civil war cyclorama exhibit also provided a great example of how art can be used to alter depictions of history.

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