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Address: 130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, 10 St Nw, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone Number:
+1 404-814-4000
12:00 - 17:30
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Sun 12:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Welcome explorers of the world! If you're looking for history, knowledge...

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

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Civil War on steroids!

If you are a Civil War buff or not this is the place to check it out. My Wife isn't a fan of the war but enjoyed it. Very well presented and easy to follow.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are a Civil War buff or not this is the place to check it out. My Wife isn't a fan of the war but enjoyed it. Very well presented and easy to follow.

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Fayetteville, Ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Swan House is lovely and on the grounds there is a lot of history about the area, including early frontier homes and a lovely museum.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It just hit me that the family and I visited a HISTORY museum on PRESIDENT'S day. How fitting! To preface, I have a young son who really digs history, and a younger daughter who is just happy to go somewhere. That said, I will say that the majority of this museum isn't catered towards kids. My son is already asking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The entire family loved this museum, between the historical elements, art, architecture and nature! The audio tour of the civil war exhibit was fantastic. I could have spent 3 hours there alone. The folk art exhibit was interesting. The Native American exhibit was sobering- we always forget that they were here first. Kids liked the farm and even Swan House.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The vast amount of Civil War memorabilia held in the Atlanta History Center is mind boggling. The houses on the grounds were great and the guides were extremely knowledgeable.

1 Thank Klefstad73
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking to gain some knowledge on Southern history, this is the place. Exhibits are very detailed and interesting. The property itself has beautiful grounds, and many other buildings of interest, including the Swan House.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sadly overlooked by most visitors. Great opportunity to see period properties and to learn the history of key periods - ' the Civil War. Good exhibition about Native Americans too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum one afternoon. It has a beautuful setting with exhibits inside and outside. Parking is free. We enjoyed our visit very much. It is well laid out with information on local history. We especially enjoyed the part on the Civil War and actual war artifacts. Our ticket included a visit to the Margaret Mitchell house. We did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was not great, so we decided to go to the Atlanta History Center, near us in Buckhead. What a great choice. We toured the museum, had lunch at the Swan Coach House Restaurant and the meandered through the Swan House next door. The Swan House is a beautiful mansion within the campus and it give you the sense... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting information about the history of the city and the role its played as one of, if not the central city of the south.

Thank Michael K

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