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Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 View Map

The Atlanta History Center is located in one of Atlanta’s most vibrant neighborhoods where the stories, mysteries and crusades of our region thrive. The 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, interactive activities and a variety of year-round adult and family programs. Inside and outside of the buildings, discover the magic, meaning and context that gives rise to a multidimensional, shared understanding of our city. A world of history awaits you!

The all inclusive general admission ticket includes access to the following:

  • Atlanta History Museum
  • 1860s era Smith Family Farm property 
  • 1928 Swan House mansion 
  • 22 acres of gardens

Admission to the Midtown Campus, the Margaret Mitchell House, is included if visited within 9 days.   

Regular Admission: $21.50 for adults; $18 for seniors 65+ and students 13+; $9 for youth 4 to 12. 

Visit the Atlanta History Center website for information on additional tours and group discounts.


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TripAdvisor Reviews

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4.5 stars on TripAdvisor Based on 1239 traveler reviews

Propaganda outlet; not a history center

That the center's section on barbecue has a display devoted to class, race, and gender tells you what you need to know. Who cares about the differences between KC and South Carolina barbecue, or... Read Full Review

Civil War history

While there are multiple things to see here, about half is Civil War history. I'm not saying the history given here is the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but you should take the unmatched... Read Full Review

Best Attraction in Atlanta

We were wowed by the details of Atlanta history in this museum. The most detailed and interesting exhibit was the Civil War area which is as good as I have seen anywhere. In addition, the Swan house... Read Full Review

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4.5 stars on Yelp Based on 107 traveler reviews

AHC is a 33 acre history campus that houses several places in one: 1). history/civil war museum, 2) arboretum and gardens 3). Smith Family farmhouse and 4)... Read Full Review

Every time I visited Atlanta, I visited the Atlanta History Center. So many things to see and they change their exhibitions regularly. Particularly, I... Read Full Review

THE KEENAN RESEARCH CENTER On the campus of The Atlanta Research Center you will find the Keenan Research Center which contains historical archives for... Read Full Review

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