Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center Brings History To Life

Atlanta History Center is one of the Southeast’s largest history museums. 📷: James Duckworth

Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center located in Buckhead is an all-inclusive 33-acre destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum, one of the Southeast’s largest history museums; four historic houses; Cyclorama: The Big Picture, one of only two cycloramas in the United States; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Kenan Research Center; the Grand Overlook event space; the Coca-Cola Cafe, Souper Jenny, BRASH Coffee, a museum gift shop, and acres of historic gardens and woodland trails.

Reasons to Visit Atlanta History Center

  1. The Atlanta History Center features 33 acres of gardens, wildlife trails, and woodland areas.
  2. Throughout the year, the museum brings history to life through living history programs, lectures with award-winning authors, toddler programs, homeschool days, school tours, summer camps, music series, annual festivals such as Sheep to Shawl, and much more. 
  3. The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center was one of many Georgia set locations used during the filming of the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Capitol Tour experience includes a guided tour through Swan House showcasing the rooms that were used during filming.
  4. Cyclorama: The Big Picture at the Atlanta History Center is one of only two cycloramas in the United States, making Atlanta home to one of America’s largest historic treasures.
  5. The Atlanta History Center offers exhibitions on the Civil War, African American heritage, and Southern folk art, with a wing dedicated to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
  6. Atlanta History Center also operates the Margaret Mitchell House. Located in Midtown, the two-acre campus features tours of the 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 gift shop.
Atlanta Cyclorama
Cyclorama: The Big Picture is one of only two cycloramas in the United States. 📷: Melissa McAlpine

Insider tips

Know before you go

When is Atlanta History Center open?

The Atlanta History Center is open during the following hours:
Sunday to Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

How much is admission to Atlanta History Center?

Tickets to the Atlanta History Center can be purchased online. A General Admission ticket includes admission to the Buckhead campus featuring one of the nation’s largest history museums, including the new Cyclorama: The Big Picture experience; three historic houses; Goizueta Gardens; and the Kenan Research Center. Admission to the Midtown Campus, which features Margaret Mitchell House, is included with General Admission if visited within nine days of visiting the Atlanta History Center. 

Where is Atlanta History Center located?

Atlanta History Center is located in Buckhead at:
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30305.

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