Atlanta History Center

History Museum, Garden, Entertainment
130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Monday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday
12:00pm - 5:30pm

Tips

  • Allow PLENTY of time to tour the museum and the gardens and buildings in the rear; there's much more history in Atlanta than you ever imagined.
  • The Atlanta History Center includes a wing dedicated to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. You'll want to try the long jump yourself!
  • I love this city!!
  • The scenes that took place at Bill Murray's Beverly Hills mansion in the movie 'Zombieland' were filmed at a home located 1 mile from here at 490 West Paces Ferry.
  • Inside the Civil War exhibit you will find the diary of Carrie Berry. Written when she was just 10 years old, it details her experiences during the Battle of Atlanta. She resides in Oakland Cemetery.
  • The extensive landscaped groundswhich include a rhododendron garden that's spectacular in early summerare wonderful for strolling.
  • Don't forget to check out the Gone with the Wind movie exhibit and a gift shop.
  • Check out the Bobby Jones exhibit where his 4 Grand Slam trophies from 1930 are displayed. He was an Atlanta native & the greatest amateur golfer of all time. He now resides in Oakland Cemetery.
  • Best museum in Atlanta! Very friendly staff. Beautiful grounds allow a wonderful walk. Lincoln exhibit is a must see! Olympics display is fantastic and interactive. Take the challenge!
  • Walk the beautiful trail!
  • Leave plenty of time. It can take all day. Love the civil war stuff.
  • Visit the Atlanta History Center with your Atlanta CityPASS. Save up to 46% on top attractions! http://budurl.com/k7vf
  • Virgil was a great tour guide at the Swan House! He was filled with information about the history of the house, filming The Hunger Games, and kept us laughing!
  • Very easy to spend a good couple of hours in the Civil War exhibit alone. Really great, educational and compelling. Highly recommended!
  • Kenan Research Center is NOT open on the weekend
  • The Southeast's Premier History Museum boasting 33 acres of gardens, two historic homes, the Kenan Research Center, and 6 signature exhibits.
  • Visit the beautiful historic Swan House, built in the 1920s, and part of the Atlanta History Center. Take in the delicate swan motifs throughout the house (hence the name) as well as the sprawling gar
  • Be sure to check out the Olympics Sports Lab - leap like a long jumper, row and bike just like an Olympic medalist!
  • Nice museum about all things Atlanta
  • The AHC is a great place to learn about Atlanta's history. It holds one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts in the United States.

Nearby places

130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW (Atlanta History Center)
990 Peachtree St NE