Atlanta History Center

(404) 814-4000 | View Website

130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA | Directions   30305

33.842450 -84.385830

Open Hours

Swan House & Tullie Smith Farm House Tours

Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Sunday: 1:00PM ? 4:00PM

Kenan Research Center Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00AM ? 5:00PM

 
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Neighborhoods: South Tuxedo Park, Northside, Northside

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Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center

From The Owners of Atlanta History Center

Visit award winning exhibitions, museums, historic houses and gardens on the unique campus at the Atlanta History Center.

Reviews for Atlanta History Center

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good history museum. They try and change it up a bit with different exhibits and lectures. Glad to be a member. Easy Parking

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

One of Atlanta's Best! – The Atlanta History Center is absolutely one of my favorite places in Atlanta. I am currently an intern here at the AHC, but my love for this organization goes back 8 years.

When my family moved to Atlanta, the AHC was one of the first places we checked out. My mom and I loved taking tours of the gorgeous Swan House and having lunch in the Chick-fil-A cafe. My Dad, an outdoors enthusiast, enjoyed strolling the gardens (over 28 acres) and exploring the Tullie Smith Farm.

As well as being a great family (and kid-friendly) destination, the AHC is also a beautiful venue for special events, corporate meetings, and weddings. Seriously, look at the pictures of the Swan House - could you imagine a more breathtaking backdrop for a wedding?

I'm loving that I intern in such a fun and friendly environment. If you haven't been here, print out the $2 coupon on this page and stop by! There's always something fun going on.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

A good mix of the new and old makes for a compelling take on Atlanta's history. – The Scene
The modern museum takes you through Atlanta's history, from Indian settlements to the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement and the 1996 Olympic Games. Atlanta's best museum of local interest contains four major sections: the largest, most comprehensive Civil War exhibit in the South, a colorful time capsule of Atlanta through the decades, a folk art gallery, and a tribute to golf great Bobby Jones. Nationally touring exhibits complement the permanent collection.

The Facts
Two historic houses, the Swan Coach House--a 1928 Georgian mansion-turned-gallery and lunch spot--and the 1845 Tullie Smith Farm plantation home are open for touring. Both are on the National Register of Historic Places. The 33 acres of gardens, woodlands and nature trails allow visitors to learn more about plants native to the state. The center's research archives hold books, journals, manuscripts and visual materials that aid in Atlanta and Southern history studies.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Go here first; bring out of towners too – There are great 'natural history' museums, and there are great art, or science or other museums. I think this is the best museum I've seen that is just about the local area. It is incredible that you could spend a whole day just learning about the heritage of the south, of Georgia, and Atlanta. This museum includes a view of the city from past to present, starting in the early days when it was just a railroad link, up to today when it is the capital of the southeast with transport, commerce, and a great culutural center.

Civil war section is probably the best I've seen. Make sure to go out back and check out the mini-farm, and the beautiful mansion owned by one of the coke founders.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Educational trip back in time – As a northerner and relative newcomer to the area, I found the Atlanta History Center to offer a comprehensive history of the area. It's one thing to "know" about Atlanta history and another to immerse yourself in the artifacts and stories of the time. The portions on segregation were particularly sobering.

 

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