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Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
Open - Changes to operations
Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive thirty-three acre destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum, one of the Southeast’s largest history museums; two historic houses, the 1928 Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Kenan Research Center; the Grand Overlook event space; Chick-fil-A at the Coca-Cola Cafe, a museum shop, and acres of historic gardens and trails.
In addition, the History Center operates the Margaret Mitchell House. Located in Midtown Atlanta, the two-acre campus features tours of the house and apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone With the Wind, an exhibit highlighting the life and times of Margaret Mitchell, a Gone with the Wind movie exhibit, and a museum shop.
For more information on Atlanta History Center offerings, hours of operation, and admission, visit AtlantaHistoryCenter.com.
Capacity limitations for the entire campus will be monitored through timed ticket blocks. Face coverings are required for both staff and guests in all indoor locations.
Atlanta History Center reopened its 33-acre Goizueta Gardens experience to the public on Monday, June 15, showcasing a wide array of landscapes, rare plants, and historic varieties of crops and animals. The gardens will remain open for exploration, and historic houses, including the Swan House mansion, will be open in limited capacities to accommodate social distancing. The museum’s hours will change to Tuesday-Sunday, 9:00 AM-4 PM. Ticket purchases end at 3 PM daily. The museum will be closed to the public on Mondays. The 9-9:30 AM ticket block is exclusively for Atlanta History Center members, though members may reserve tickets during any time block. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. For ticketing and additional information, visit atlantahistorycenter.com or call (404) 814-4000.