“Located on 33 acres of history”
In 1926, fourteen civic-minded Atlantans chartered the Atlanta Historical Society to help preserve the city’s history. These founding members met at each other’s homes, collected early manuscripts and photographs, and published research bulletins – all “to arouse in the citizens and friends of Atlanta an interest in its history.” Over the past 82 years, the organization has grown substantially in both scope and size, and in 1990, the Atlanta Historical Society and all of its holdings officially became the Atlanta History Center. Now located on 33 acres in historic Buckhead, the Atlanta History Center strives to connect people, history, and culture through one of the country’s premier History Centers.
I think this is one of the best museums in the Atlanta area. Very engaging and fascinating and there is always something new I find. It is well worth the price of the ticket and the time. The staff is also helpful and friendly, which sometimes is not common in the museum world!
Don't miss Candlelight Nights -- Your kids will be welcomed by Santa Claus and you’ll love the lively Holiday Market filled with local crafts and artist creations. Then visit each of the three historic houses to experience how Southerners celebrated Christmas during the Civil War era (Smith Family Farm), the 1930s (Swan House) and pioneer days (Wood Family Cabin).
Atlanta History Center is amazing! it's one of my favorite places to take the kids. They do a spectacular job of ensuring history is never stale.
In the warmer months, nothing beats a walk on the grounds. We also love the homeschool days, and Magic Mondays are how I survived the early years with toddlers.
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Atlanta History Center
- Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
- Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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