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Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center

History Museum, Garden, and General Entertainment
Buckhead, Atlanta
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  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonSeptember 14, 2016
    During a visit to the Atlanta History Center don’t miss the chance for a photo opportunity at the bottom of the great lawn stairs.
  • Margaret
    MargaretMay 20, 2016
    Swan House
  • Trae F.
    Trae FMay 16, 2016
    Make sure you see the Swan House.
  • Maggie F.
    Maggie FreegardMarch 4, 2016
    Civil War Information stunningly presented, you can study in detail or just scratch the surface but still understand and benefit from the experience.
  • Mario D.
    Mario DiazJanuary 21, 2016
    So much history in this place, the Olympic hall is so great.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelDecember 7, 2015
    Located on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead, this is one of the Southeast's largest history museums, with a research library and archives that annually serve more than 10,000 patrons. Read more
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonOctober 16, 2015
    Walk to the Swan House and snap a picture on the lawn with the mansion in the background. Don’t forget the quaint gardens around the house!
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethJuly 22, 2015
    Inside is undergoing renovation but the grounds are excellent. Kids loved walking around outside. Don't miss the nature center.
    Upvoted Nov 19, 2017
  • Lynn Marie F.
    Lynn Marie FrancoJune 18, 2015
    New film exhibit about the holocaust is a must see!
  • Kristopher W.
    Kristopher WeissJune 10, 2015
    A good museum with exhibits on Civil War, Olympics and houses from the 1930s and 1850s. On 30 wooded acres, you could make a day of this place - and probably should.
  • Lynda A.
    Lynda AreySeptember 19, 2014
    Capital tours!
  • Karina F.
    Karina FreireAugust 8, 2014
    I love this city!!
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMay 23, 2014
    Visit the Atlanta History Center with your Atlanta CityPASS. Save up to 46% on top attractions!
  • LC A.
    LC AtlMay 4, 2014
    Be sure to check out farm and mansion exhibits - great stuff
  • Marissa L.
    Marissa LynnDecember 21, 2013
    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!
    Upvoted Nov 19, 2017
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonDecember 18, 2013
    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.
  • Fabio
    FabioOctober 19, 2013
    Nice and small to kill couple of hours. Its located in the nicest area of Atlanta. A should go for vistos!
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TroutmanOctober 9, 2013
    Civil War exhibit is excellent and does not deny slavery was the cause (refreshing to see this in the South)
  • City Saver
    City SaverAugust 27, 2013
    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).
  • Atlanta Meetings
    Atlanta MeetingsJuly 29, 2013
    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.
  • Cheryl C.
    Cheryl ClarkApril 30, 2013
    It was great! StoryCorp is a phenomenal concept!
  • Matt B.
    Matt BApril 15, 2013
    Very easy to spend a good couple of hours in the Civil War exhibit alone. Really great, educational and compelling. Highly recommended!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SpearsApril 13, 2013
    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.
    Upvoted Nov 19, 2017
  • Danny S.
    Danny SilverioMarch 28, 2013
    awesome place to teach or learn about the civil war!
  • Occupy My Family ATL
    Occupy My Family ATLMarch 12, 2013
    Visit the Center on a Sunday afternoon for your best opportunity at seeing the exhibits uninterrupted and at your own pace.
  • Christine M.
    Christine MorrisonFebruary 13, 2013
    **** 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.
  • Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ M.
    Bob 💲☎🍒Ⓜ♒ MFebruary 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Kenan Research Center is NOT open on the weekend
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaJanuary 24, 2013
    "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.
  • Carrie J.
    Carrie JanssenJanuary 23, 2013
    The museum really is great. Take the time to see very thing!
  • Occupy My Family A.
    Occupy My Family AtlantaJanuary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get into the Atlanta History Center FREE on the first weekend of every month during 2013 with your Bank of America card!
  • Explore Georgia
    Explore GeorgiaNovember 28, 2012
    The Southeast's Premier History Museum boasting 33 acres of gardens, two historic homes, the Kenan Research Center, and 6 signature exhibits.
    Reserve123.comNovember 7, 2012
    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!
  • Mohd Rohaizad K.
    History center in Atlanta city! Exhibition and gift shops.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMay 29, 2012
    The extensive landscaped grounds—which include a rhododendron garden that's spectacular in early summer—are wonderful for strolling. Read more
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaMarch 13, 2012
    Don't forget to check out the Gone with the Wind movie exhibit and a gift shop.
  • Peter S. Greenberg
    Peter S. GreenbergMarch 3, 2012
    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.
    Peter GreenbergMarch 2, 2012
    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
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CooperJanuary 23, 2012
    Check out the olympic games display.
  • Ian M.
    Ian MoleeNovember 30, 2011
    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.
  • Masha
    MashaNovember 29, 2011
    Great place to hold events --- attended a workshop there last week.
  • Chad E.
    Chad ElkinsNovember 27, 2011
    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
  • John M.
    John MelloOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Whats not to love about this museum?
  • Jackson R.
    Jackson ReevesSeptember 12, 2011
    Entrance to some of the sections of this museum are free to the public. Take advantage and learn some history.
  • Jamal B.
    Jamal BrownMay 10, 2011
    Excellent antiquities. Very valuable. Take the Swan House Tour.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchApril 14, 2011
    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
    Upvoted Nov 19, 2017
  • Chad T.
    Chad TownsFebruary 10, 2011
    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
  • Kenny N.
    Kenny NorrisOctober 16, 2010
    Be sure and check-out the Abraham Lincoln exhibit before November 7. Well worth the visit.
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryOctober 10, 2010
    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
  • Pradeep S.
    Pradeep SinhaOctober 3, 2010
    Great venue for banquet functions.
  • John M.
    John MelloSeptember 13, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    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!
    Upvoted Nov 19, 2017
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