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Atlanta History Center - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA


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About Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center (AHC) is a history museum and research center located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. The Museum was founded in 1926, and currently consists of six permanent, and several temporary, exhibitions. The campus is 33-acres and features historic gardens and houses located on the grounds, including Swan House, Tullie Smith Farm, and Wood Family Cabin and so more.

Attractions Near Atlanta History Center

Atlanta Cyclorama at Atlanta History Center
Atlanta Cyclorama at Atlanta History Center0.05km from Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum was a Civil War museum located in Atlanta, Georgia, its most noted attraction being the Atlanta Cyclorama, a cylindrical panoramic painting of the Battle of Atlanta.

Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center 0.1km from Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center houses some of the area's most remarkable artifacts, documents and visual representations of early American history. Visitors can embark on a journey through time from the 1700s to today as they explore the 33-acre complex, which includes six permanent exhibitions plus rotating special exhibits. From a recreated 1860s rural town to notable civil war battle displays and interactive audio-visual exhibits.

Swan House at Atlanta History Center
Swan House at Atlanta History Center0.24km from Atlanta History Center

The Swan House was built in 1928 for Edward and Emily Inman in Atlanta, Georgia. The new mansion's design was executed by Philip Trammell Shutze, combining Renaissance revival styles with a Classical approach on the main facade. The rear facade is less formal, and is sited at the top of a small hill with terraced gardens and a fountain cascading down the hillside. A recurring motif are sculpted or painted swans throughout the house and grounds.

Chastain Memorial Park
Chastain Memorial Park3.68km from Atlanta History Center

Chastain Memorial Park is the largest city park in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a 268-acre park near the northern edge of the city. Included in the park are jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts, a golf course, swimming pool, horse park and amphitheater.

Brookhaven Park
Brookhaven Park4.95km from Atlanta History Center

Brookhaven Park, is an amazing place! It has 44 acres of active and passive park space that includes a 3.2-mile nature trail, two playgrounds for children ages 2 to 12, four regulation size tennis courts, two lighted softball fields, four volleyball courts, a stage area and more than one mile of wooded trails. For those who love the outdoors and outdoor activities, Brookhaven Park is the perfect destination with its natural beauty that offers hours of enjoyment and relaxation.

Center For Puppetry Arts
Center For Puppetry Arts5.5km from Atlanta History Center

The Center for Puppetry Arts, located in Atlanta, is the United States' largest organization dedicated to the art form of puppetry. The center focuses on three areas: performance, education and museum. It is one of the few puppet museums in the world. The center is located in Midtown, the city's arts district. It was founded in 1978 by Vincent Anthony.

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