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Visitor's Guide: Atlanta

Atlanta History Center

More than just Gone With the Wind
  • Neighborhood: Buckhead
  • Category: General History
  • Hours: Mo to Sa from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM,Su from 12:00 PM to 05:30 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes


This comprehensive museum of Atlanta's past is located a few blocks from the Governor's Mansion in residential Buckhead. Exhibits cover the gamut of the region's history, including special sections on the Civil War, Southern folk crafts, African-American history, and the Civil Rights movement. The museum is surrounded by 33 acres (13.5 hectares) of gardens that feature the historic Swan House, the fully-restored Tullie Smith Farm, a library and archive, and several restaurants. Visitor maps are available in five languages.

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