Heritage in Atlanta
Remarkable moments in history
built all that Atlanta is today
Atlanta’s rich heritage is deep, progressive and continuously evolving. Here, history isn’t just in the past. It’s still in the making, every single day.
Get a sense of the depth of Atlanta’s history by exploring Atlanta History Center, Cyclorama: The Big Picture, Swan House, and Oakland Cemetery. Atlanta’s oldest public park is the final resting place of many notable Atlantans, from mayors to civic leaders and authors.
Explore the life and legacy of some of Atlanta’s most famous civil rights leaders and residents, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and John Lewis with visits to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, and Ebenezer Baptist Church. Visit the historic South-View Cemetery to celebrate the lives of civil rights icons including Dr. King’s parents, John Wesley Dobbs, Alonzo Herndon and John Lewis.
Atlanta’s heritage continues with historic sites, landmarks, colleges, churches and museums, including Jimmy Carter Library, Margaret Mitchell House, Delta Flight Museum and Atlanta University Center.
Explore Atlanta’s Heritage
Discover Atlanta and explore its rich history through its many historic sites, landmarks and museums.Explore more
Civil Rights in Atlanta
Explore Atlanta’s Influential Role In The Civil Rights Movement
The Legacy of Atlanta’s Historically Black Colleges
History & Heritage: Churches
Influential African-American churches in Atlanta Known as the spiritual center for the Civil Rights Movement,…
Sweet Auburn: The Home of the Civil Rights Movement
Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
National Center For Civil And Human Rights
Explore the past & present through interactive exhibits The National Center for Civil and Human…
Ebenezer Baptist Church: A House of History
Trace the footsteps of Margaret Mitchell and discover the birthplace of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel,…
Get to know Atlanta, and discover the best things to do around the city.
Events provide a glimpse into the ATL experience like nothing else, warmly welcoming visitors to the city year-round. Discover events in Atlanta.
12/7/21 – 1/17/22
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition
12/7/21 – 1/15/22
Garden Lights Holiday Nights
12/7/21 – 1/2/22
Stone Mountain Christmas
12/7/21 – 1/9/22
Winter Wonderland at Fernbank
12/7/21 – 1/16/22
Chinese Lantern Festival
12/7/21 – 2/27/22