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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. Put Atlanta History Center at the forefront of your travel plans using our Atlanta vacation builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We went to Georgia's natural history p museum, it was smaller than I thought it would be, but it was ok. It has a small snack area, and a gift shop of course. It has about 3 floors, there is an elevat...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Coming from the UK with little knowledge of the history we made this our first stop and it was a terrific choice. Great insight into the native American story and tragedy, excellent expo of the Civil ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    There is so much to see here. My family went to view the Civil War part and we could have easily have spent two hours going through there was so much to see and read. There are short little films thro...  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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!
  • April 12, 2017
    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.
  • May 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 3, 2017
    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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