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Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

Categories: Gardens, History Museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
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4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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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  • Visited during a recent trip to Buckhead. While there's construction going on on the property, the main building and grounds are open. The main building has a number of exhibits, which seem to rotate ...  read more »
  • This is DEFINITELY worth checking out. The history of Atlanta is fascinating both for locals and visitors, and the interactive houses (farmhouse, Swan house, and cabin) are really fun stops back in ti...  read more »
  • My teen daughters are not fond of history in general, but since this center is famous for the Mockingjay film, they were less resistant to go. Go Katniss Everdeen! If you're into historical buildings,...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • The Swan House, the Smith Family Farm, the cabin, the play houses (2!), the wooded trails and the center itself with all of its exhibits can make for a full day of fun and learning. There's also a restaurant and a cafĂ©. Wear your walking shoes when you visit.
  • Nice museum of all things ATLANTA. Check out the Swan House and the Tully Smith house.
  • I remember visiting here as a child, but there is much more than I remember. The actual center that has exhibits, a gift shop, cafeteria, and an event space. There's a really cool exhibit on the history of the Olympics and when they came to Atlanta in 1996. They also have the Swan House which is gorgeous inside and out but was most recently filmed for the Hunger Games Trilogy, which is pretty cool. There's also a farm and some little houses and gardens on the property. You will not make it through these exhibits or the property quickly so plan to at least spend 4-6 hours here. And wear comfortable shoes, there's several miles of walking.
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