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 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 and Atlanta University Center.
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 define Atlanta like nothing else, warmly welcoming visitors to the city year-round. Discover events in Atlanta.
10/24/20 – 1/1/21
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
10/24/20 – 4/25/21
SweetWater 420 Fest
10/24/20 – 5/22/21
Atlanta Caribbean Carnival
10/24/20 – 9/19/21
10/24/20 – 3/13/22
The Obama Portraits Tour