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Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

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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. Put Atlanta History Center at the forefront of your travel plans using our Atlanta vacation builder.
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  • Great way to spend an afternoon in Atlanta. Walked the grounds and visited all of the buildings. Swan House is beautiful and it's so nice that you can just wander through at your own pace. Staff was v...  more »
  • The exhibits were wonderful! I went on a Sunday and they opened at noon and closed at 4 so I had to move it along in order to see the whole museum, Swan House and Smith Cabin. I really enjoyed the Civ...  more »
  • I grew up in Atlanta and I love history. Growing up, the Atlanta History Center just wasn't a place that I'd think about going, but when I finally went, man did I love it!!! The exhibits rotate keepin...  more »
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  • Exhibits were okay and day of the dead event was nice. Unfortunately the Univision host had no clue what was going on. Her ability to present and share information about the event was an absolute joke. The Catarina contest was terribly done again due 5o the Univision host. She attempted to translate the things going on but maybe share 10% or less of the actual meaning. And to top it all off she arrive over 30 minutes late to the event at that point why bother? Will not attend again. Oh and also bring some earplugs music reached decibels levels to match being at an outdoor shooting range.
  • This was a very interesting place to visit! The exhibits were put together very nicely and full of information. The building itself was beautiful and well kept. The grounds were breath taking and so worth sweating your buns off to see. The Swan House was my favorite stop, so picturesque and made you feel like you took a step back in time. My friends favorite part was the farmstead. She enjoyed the actors portraying the family and the animals made it seem so realistic. Overall, such a fun place to stop and visit. Worth every penny. My only disappointment, as a tourist, was the small gift shop.
  • Everything was great!!!! The staff is excellent on giving you information. The bathrooms were SUPER clean.
  • Great place and well kept up.
  • I took a group of AP US History students to the AHC yesterday and we had the best time. We did the Civil War Guided Tour with our guide - Felicia Wheeler. She was so energetic and had the right combination of pop culture, history and child development knowledge to really hook the kids and keep them interested throughout the presentations. Chick-Fil-A delivered our lunch right on time and it was all accurate and we had a picnic on the grounds of the amphitheater. We then broke into groups and explored the campus for a few hours. I made a scavenger hunt using "GooseChase" for them to do while exploring the AHC and that really helped keep them focused on looking at and learning new things. I will definitely take an other groups as this trip was seamless!