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Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

4.6
#4 of 27 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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  • Museum is also historically important Atlanta, Georgia history is well-organized and enjoy! We recommend going to study history a little. Content of the exhibition is great.
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  • Elegant and just plain wonderful, So wonderful and charming, lost of Georgia history and charm. Take your time to see it all, lots to see and learn. One should not rush through, if you do you will mis...  more »
  • Interesting displays, explanations, short clear videos and artefacts. Buildings in the grounds not as interesting. Though well worth a visit overall  more »
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  • The Atlanta History Center comprises a decent sized museum building, a log cabin, a farm, and the Swan House on site. It also includes the Margaret Mitchell house out in Midtown. The museum exhibits are really well curated and unlike other period homes you are encouraged to interact with many of the historical objects in the outbuildings. There are also volunteers on the main property dressed and acting in period accurate way. A pretty nice little historical site.
  • Great place with a lot of thing to do- I had fun visiting the exhibitor- Nuevo-lution and Gatheround stories of Atlanta
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  • A superb interactive informative museum-the sections for Atlanta and the Civil War are simply awesome! Well thought of exhibits engage and immerse you - a few hours felt like few minutes! Unfortunately, the houses weren't open today, but we had a tremendous time at the Center. The cafe is also great. Definitely, a must do for visitors to Atlanta!!
  • After purchasing my ticket I was told to start at the Swan House, it was closed for filming, Smith Family Farm closed for a school group. Very disappointing and obvious lack of communication within the museum.
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