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Atlanta History Center

Jan 1 – Dec 31
DaysTime
Every Mon-Sat10am – 5:30pm
Every Sun12pm – 5:30pm
Next: 10:00am on Dec 14
Adults$21.50
Seniors$18
Students (ages 13 and up)$18
Children (ages 4 to 12)$9
Children (3 and under)Free!
*Margaret Mitchell House admission is included if visited within nine days of Atlanta History Center. Visitors will receive a voucher upon their visit to the Atlanta History Center.
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Description

The Atlanta History Center's 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, interactive activities and a variety of year-round adult and family programs.

Exhibits:
-Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta: Through artifacts, ephemera, interactive media, recording booths, immersive experiences and more, this exhibition shares the stories of individuals of many different backgrounds and perspectives who helped create the Atlanta we know today. Opens July 2.

-Turning Point: The American Civil War: Explore the stories of both Confederate and Federal soldiers, along with the heartache and hope of loved ones at home, from the beginnings of the crisis through the time of rebuilding.

-Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South: Touch, see and hear the folk arts that have defined the South for generations.

-Mandarin Shutze: A Chinese Export Life: Philip Trammell Shutze is one of Atlanta’s foremost architects and designer of the Atlanta History Center’s 1928 Swan House. In this exhibit explore 350 pieces of Shutze’s collection of pottery and porcelain as well select furniture pieces on view at Swan House.

-Native Lands: Indians and Georgia shares the history and stories of the state’s original inhabitants beginning with the Mississippian peoples and continuing with their descendants, the Creeks and the Cherokees.

Historic Houses:
(Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.)
-Swan House is an elegant, classically styled mansion that was built in 1928 for the Edward H. Inman family, heirs to a cotton brokerage fortune. Every day visitors have the option to explore Swan House through an open house format featuring first-person, costumed interpreters. A Behind-The-Scenes Tour is available every day at 4 p.m. for an extra fee.

-Smith Family Farm includes the Tullie Smith House, a plantation-plain house that was built in the 1840s by the Robert Smith family. The house is open for self-guided tours.

-Wood Family Cabin is deeply rooted in association with the Creek and Cherokee Native Americans, and at this house interpreters shine light from a plain day, pioneering point of view.

Kenan Research Center:
The James G. Kenan Research Center offers expanded public research space with open access to archival resources for the study of Atlanta and southern regional history and culture. The 42,000-square-foot library possesses over 15,000 cubic feet of records, including 33,000 published volumes, more than 2,000 manuscript and photograph collections, and 7,800 rolls of microfilm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

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