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Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

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#4 of 22 in Museums in Atlanta
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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  • This museum gives a great overview of Atlanta culture and history. Each department is an adventure in itself and takes time to get through and requires several visits.  more »
  • Worth the visit. Swan house and Smith farm were the highlight, grounds lovely to walk around in. Some interesting history of the area in the museum itself  more »
  • Very nice museum. Interesting concept including the historic homes and grounds. The Swan House was amazing. Great food in the museum cafe. Excellent and informative way to spend an afternoon. Civil wa...  more »
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  • Extraordinary collection of artifacts with well- displayed exhibits accompanied by interesting and enlightening text summaries. The Civil War gallery was a fabulous and unique perspective. The culture and history of Atlanta area was most informative. A not to be missed museum for history lovers.
  • I had A WONDERFUL time. The ushers and volunteers were friendly and helpful. The entire place was clean, open, informative and appealing. Bringing more people along next time!
  • The Atlanta History Center is a great pick for your event no matter which location you choose on the property. One of our favorites is the stairs leading to the Swan house, which create a heart-meltingly beautiful backdrop for your most special day. The Grand Overlook is perfect for large events and gatherings, with gorgeous chandeliers and a spacious ballroom will cause that your guests to feel engulfed by elegance. No matter how many events we work on this property, we are always happy to come back again and again.
  • The Atlanta History Center has many different exhibits you can take part in. We experienced the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Our guide, Morris, was wonderful. Our journey was interactive and very informative. The gift shop/eatery is expensive and not very kid friendly.
  • This museum is one of the best historical recreations with live human volunteers that pose as characters of the 1867 year. Meet the architect of the mansion and try a real ford T

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Where to stay in Atlanta

Most of Atlanta's top hotels cluster in a downtown area with an easy-to-remember name--the Hotel District. The city's political and commercial hub, this area offers quick walking access to most major attractions. Another good area for boutique hotels and rental apartments is the ever-expanding Midtown, with proximity to most of Atlanta's big-name museums and theaters. If you're looking to save some money on accommodations, explore options in the more economical chain hotels outside downtown; from there, you can take the city's public transport to centrally located attractions and activities.
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