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Atlanta History Center, Georgia

Atlanta History Center

130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlant, Georgia, 30305 404-814-4000
Category: Attractions, Family / Kids

Atlanta History Center: Cultural tours and exhibits

You'll receive quite an education on the Peach State's capital city at the Atlanta History Center. Located on an expansive and attractive campus, the Center is comprised of the Atlanta History Museum, Swan House, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Smith Family Farm, several historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center. During the year, you can enjoy living history programs, lectures, a music series, and annual festivals like Sheep to Shawl. This center was designed to bring the people of Atlanta together with its history and culture. The center itself is comprised with exhibitions, houses, and gardens to see Atlanta's  storied past and present.
The Atlanta History Center is home to several historic gardens, including the Mary Howard Gilbert Memorial Quarry Garden, Smith Family Farm Gardens, Cherry Sims Asian American Garden, Swan House Gardens and Grounds, and Frank A. Smith Rhododendron Garden. One of Atlanta's most photographed landmarks, Swan House is mansion that was built in 1928 for the Edward H. Inman family. Tours of the elegantly restored home include the library, kitchen, dining room, and butler's pantry.



  • Monday - Saturday:

    10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday:

    Noon - 5:30 p.m.


  • Adults (13-64):

  • Seniors (65+) & Students:

  • Youth (4-12):



  • Swan House Ball
  • Sheep to Shawl Festival
  • Back on the Farm


  • Atlanta History Museum
  • Swan House
  • Historic Gardens
  • Smith Family Farm
  • Centennial Olympic
    Games Museum


  • Are there any Civil War exhibits?

    One of the most complete Civil War exhibits in America, "Turning Point: The American Civil War", features more than 1,500 artifacts. These range from cannons and uniforms to the Confederate flag that flew over Atlanta up until the time the city surrendered.
  • Is there a place to get souvenirs?

    You'll definitely want to take home a little something to remember your visit to the Atlanta History Center. The gift shop is chock full of handmade jewelry, pottery, and folk art along with garden knick-knacks, hand-woven pillows, T-shirts, old-style toys, books, and videos.

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