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Atlanta History Center
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Atlanta Historical Homes Tour
Ranked #12 of 247 things to do in Atlanta
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome explorers of the world! If you’re looking for history, knowledge and adventure, you’ve come to the right place. The Atlanta History Center is located in one of Atlanta’s most vibrant communities where the stories and mysteries of our region thrive. Our 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, interactive activities and a variety of year-round adult and family programs. With ticket admission, our guests enjoy complimentary parking and all-inclusive access to Atlanta History Center destinations. The Atlanta History Museum is located at the Atlanta History Center. The Atlanta History Center also features the Swan House mansion, Smith Family Farm, the Margaret Mitchell House, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and five permanent exhibitions. Last historic home tours begin at 4pm
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Visited during the Easter Egg Hunt and the kids absolutely loved it (they "hide" eggs throughout the outdoor displays) and they can turn in their eggs for candy/prizes and photo with the costumed Easter Bunny. There were knowledgeable interpreters in several of the historical homes doing arts/crafts. There are many buildings to visit on the grounds and a walking trail. Inside, there are several rooms with exhibits. For Easter, they had some crafts for kids to participate in and a Story Telling time. Be sure to get there ON TIME because when they reach the end time, they put everything away immediately. Parking is in a garage. There's a nice little soup café in the gift shop (might be too frou-frou for kids). They participate in the ASTC reciprocal program.
13 year old - Kinda bored (too old for the easter egg hunt/crafts); played Pokémon Go
8 year old - Loved the egg hunt and crafts
3 year old - Loved the egg hunt and running around the building

Thank wendyquest
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

I love museums and have visited many all over the world, and rate this as one of the best. Subject matter was well chosen, written materials were clearly written and as neutral as possible, and there were always excellent thought-provoking questions at the end. I learned a lot not only about Atlanta but about much of the Deep South as well. The building is attractive and easy to negotiate and the grounds are lush and beautiful. The Smith Farm, relocated here, was quite interesting in giving a glimpse of a small family farm that held slaves, and in marked contrast was tne Swan House -- a mansion from the 1930s.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

As a resident of Atlanta, I can tell you this is at the top of my recs list for friends visiting. There is a LOT to get through- several solid exhibits, including one focusing on the Civil War, and two historic houses to visit.

As mentioned, the Swan House is rife with photo ops for intsa posters. A truly hidden gem in the middle of the city.

Thank christyoverall3
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

What a great informative center with a great display of artifacts and presentation of Atlanta's history. The civil war displays are are exceptional. Make sure to go outside behind the mueseum and check out the middle class famers house and the slave cabin.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Civil War exhibit is exceptional. Thinking (at the time) from both sides is well covered. They have many uniforms, tools and the like on display. Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta has a good exhibit. Other local history is of course covered, including the Olympics. If you just need some wiggle time with the kids, see the historical homes outside. Most are also open. Staff is really helpful.

Thank Jeff2016
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