Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Hours:
Closed until 10:00am Saturday (Show more)
  • Mon, Sat
    • 10:00 AM–5:30 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–5:30 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

The History Center includes one of the Southeast’s largest history museums; two historic houses including Swan House and Smith Family Farm; Centennial Olympic Games Museum; historic gardens; and the Kenan Research Center.

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  • "Inside the Civil War exhibit you will find the diary of Carrie Berry...." (4 tips)
  • "... tour guide at the Swan House! He was filled with information about the..." (4 tips)
  • "... to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. You'll want to try the long jump yourself!" (2 tips)
  • 4sq Addict

    Follow Foursquare Cities, check-in to 5 venues on ATL list and earn ATL badge.

    4sq Addict · December 23, 2011
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  • Atlanta

    The Atlanta History Center includes a wing dedicated to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. You'll want to try the long jump yourself! Read more

    Atlanta · August 16, 2010
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  • Carl B.

    Allow PLENTY of time to tour the museum and the gardens and buildings in the rear; there's much more history in Atlanta than you ever imagined.

    Carl B. · August 5, 2010
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  • Oakland Cemetery

    Inside the Civil War exhibit you will find the diary of Carrie Berry. Written when she was just 10 years old, it details her experiences during the Battle of Atlanta. She resides in Oakland Cemetery. Read more

    Oakland Cemetery · July 6, 2010
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  • Oakland Cemetery

    Check out the Bobby Jones exhibit where his 4 Grand Slam trophies from 1930 are displayed. He was an Atlanta native & the greatest amateur golfer of all time. He now resides in Oakland Cemetery. Read more

    Oakland Cemetery · October 10, 2010
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  • Chad E.

    The scenes that took place at Bill Murray's Beverly Hills mansion in the movie 'Zombieland' were filmed at a home located 1 mile from here at 490 West Paces Ferry. Read more

    Chad E. · November 27, 2011
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  • Atlanta

    Don't forget to check out the Gone with the Wind movie exhibit and a gift shop.

    Atlanta · March 13, 2012
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  • 4sq Addict

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    4sq Addict · December 23, 2011
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  • Stephen B.

    I love the 1996 Atlanta Olympic room!

    Stephen B. · April 23, 2010
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  • ToryBurch

    Visit the beautiful historic Swan House, built in the 1920s, and part of the Atlanta History Center. Take in the delicate swan motifs throughout the house (hence the name) as well as the sprawling gar

    ToryBurch · April 14, 2011
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  • Captain K.

    Leave plenty of time. It can take all day. Love the civil war stuff.

    Captain K. · August 7, 2010
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  • Brian S.

    Wonderful permanent exhibit on the civil war and several rotating exhibits on civil rights. Now just get rid of the Chick-fil-a restaurant inside and it will be consistent.

    Brian S. · April 13, 2013
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  • Bob M.

    Kenan Research Center is NOT open on the weekend

    Bob M. · February 12, 2013
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  • Jackson R.

    Entrance to some of the sections of this museum are free to the public. Take advantage and learn some history.

    Jackson R. · September 12, 2011
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  • John M.

    Best museum in Atlanta! Very friendly staff. Beautiful grounds allow a wonderful walk. Lincoln exhibit is a must see! Olympics display is fantastic and interactive. Take the challenge!

    John M. · September 13, 2010
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  • Ashon

    Walk the beautiful trail!

    Ashon · September 6, 2010
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  • Marissa L.

    Virgil was a great tour guide at the Swan House! He was filled with information about the history of the house, filming The Hunger Games, and kept us laughing!

    Marissa L. · December 21, 2013
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  • Matt B.

    Very easy to spend a good couple of hours in the Civil War exhibit alone. Really great, educational and compelling. Highly recommended!

    Matt B. · April 15, 2013
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  • Explore Georgia

    The Southeast's Premier History Museum boasting 33 acres of gardens, two historic homes, the Kenan Research Center, and 6 signature exhibits.

    Explore Georgia · November 28, 2012
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  • Travel + Leisure

    The extensive landscaped grounds—which include a rhododendron garden that's spectacular in early summer—are wonderful for strolling. Read more

    Travel + Leisure · May 29, 2012
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  • Jamal B.

    Excellent antiquities. Very valuable. Take the Swan House Tour.

    Jamal B. · May 10, 2011
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  • Maura N.

    Be sure to check out the Olympics Sports Lab - leap like a long jumper, row and bike just like an Olympic medalist!

    Maura N. · September 3, 2010
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Learn more about the personalities, turning points and battles of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars at lectures by award-winning authors throughout the year at the Atlanta History Center.

    The Ritz-Carlton · December 18, 2013
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  • Fabio

    Nice and small to kill couple of hours. Its located in the nicest area of Atlanta. A should go for vistos!

    Fabio · October 19, 2013
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  • Stephen T.

    Civil War exhibit is excellent and does not deny slavery was the cause (refreshing to see this in the South)

    Stephen T. · October 9, 2013
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  • City Saver

    Use your Atlanta City Saver coupons to receive two offers for one free adult admission when a second adult admission of equal or greater value is purchased (up to $16.50 Value).

    City Saver · August 27, 2013
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  • Atlanta Meetings

    The Atlanta History Center features 32 acres of gardens, wildlife trails and woodland areas. The complex includes the Tullie Smith House (1840s) and the fully restored 1928 Swan House mansion.

    Atlanta Meetings · July 29, 2013
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  • Cheryl C.

    It was great! StoryCorp is a phenomenal concept!

    Cheryl C. · April 30, 2013
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  • Danny S.

    awesome place to teach or learn about the civil war!

    Danny S. · March 28, 2013
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  • Occupy My Family ATL

    Visit the Center on a Sunday afternoon for your best opportunity at seeing the exhibits uninterrupted and at your own pace.

    Occupy My Family ATL · March 12, 2013
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  • Christine M.

    **** FREE ADMISSION THIS WEEKEND **** Saturday, February 16, 2013 - Sunday, February 17, 2013 On the 3rd weekend (SAT and SUN) of each month, February – June 2013, ALL guests receive FREE admission.

    Christine M. · February 13, 2013
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  • Explore Georgia

    "Turning Point: The American Civil War" ranks among the nation's largest Civil War exhibitions with 1,400 objects including artifacts, manuscripts, uniforms and weapons.

    Explore Georgia · January 24, 2013
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  • Carrie J.

    The museum really is great. Take the time to see very thing!

    Carrie J. · January 23, 2013
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  • Occupy My Family A.

    Get into the Atlanta History Center FREE on the first weekend of every month during 2013 with your Bank of America card!

    Occupy My Family A. · January 4, 2013
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  • Reserve123.com

    They host various lectures all throughout the year. Reservations are required, but the fees are reasonable given the amount of information shared. Check one out!

    Reserve123.com · November 7, 2012
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  • Mohd Rohaizad K.

    History center in Atlanta city! Exhibition and gift shops.

    Mohd Rohaizad K. · October 7, 2012
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  • Peter S. Greenberg

    Local history museums can be a great jumping-off point for exploring a destination. The Atlanta History Center features everything from Civil War artifacts to an Olympic Games Museum. Read more

    Peter S. Greenberg · March 3, 2012
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  • Peter G.

    Local history museums can be a great jumping-off point for exploring a destination. The Atlanta History Center features everything from Civil War artifacts to an Olympic Games Museum. Read more

    Peter G. · March 2, 2012
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  • Jeremy C.

    Check out the olympic games display.

    Jeremy C. · January 23, 2012
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  • Ian M.

    Super exhibit of Civil War Atlanta history, including superb 1864 photographs by George N. Barnard. Also now exhibiting: the history and influence of the famous Apollo Theatre.

    Ian M. · November 30, 2011
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  • Masha

    Great place to hold events --- attended a workshop there last week.

    Masha · November 29, 2011
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  • John M.

    Whats not to love about this museum?

    John M. · October 31, 2011
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  • Chad T.

    Great place to learn about Civil War history and enjoy a day in the gardens. Also, Bank of America and the AHC offer Musuems on Us here so its free the first weekend of the month

    Chad T. · February 10, 2011
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  • Kenny N.

    Be sure and check-out the Abraham Lincoln exhibit before November 7. Well worth the visit.

    Kenny N. · October 16, 2010
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  • Pradeep S.

    Great venue for banquet functions.

    Pradeep S. · October 3, 2010
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  • William W.

    You really need to spend all day here. There is soo many cool things to do. Make sure to visit the houses and gardens in the back. Also very cool civil war and Atlanta History. Don't Miss Anything!

    William W. · August 25, 2010
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  • Leone B.

    Great place for both locals and out of town travelers. As many others have said, make sure you leave time for the gardens.

    Leone B. · August 19, 2010
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  • Travis K.

    This place is great! Be sure to leave enough time to enjoy the gardens.

    Travis K. · August 16, 2010
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    Leo S. · January 11, 2012
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