The Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center

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By Kenny Hackett

Are you looking for something to do that is family friendly, or would you like to learn more about the city we call home?  If so, the Atlanta History Center is a great destination!  The Atlanta History Center is open Mondays through Saturdays 10am to 5:30pm and Sundays 12pm to 5:30pm.  Adult tickets are $21.50  for ages 4-12, tickets are $9.  Student tickets for students ages 13 and older are $18.  The admission cost also includes admission to the historic Swan House, The Smith Family Farm, and The Marget Mitchell House.

 

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The Atlanta History Center’s Main Entrance.

The Atlanta History Center is located on 33 acres in Buckhead. The Center features several exhibits in the main museum. The Center also features several historic homes and beautiful gardens.  Founded as The Atlanta Historical Society in 1926, the society’s mission was to preserve the City of Atlanta’s history After decades of collecting and preserving Atlanta’s history the Society, and it’s holdings, became The Atlanta History Center in 1990

 

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The main lobby.

 

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A steam engine in the lobby.

 

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An Atlanta veterans WWI uniform with a standard-issue gas mask.

 

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Flags of the Civil War.

 

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A common campsite for soldiers during the Civil War.

 

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A statue of a Confederate Soldier.

 

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The Civil War had more US casualties than any other war.

 

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Not Everything in the Museum is about war, The Bobby Jones exhibit offers a positive view of a famous Atlanta native!

 

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Some of Mr. Jones’s trophies.

 

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A statue of golf great and Atlanta native Bobby Jones.

 

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The Swan House and other historical homes are also included with your admission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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