• Discover Atlanta’s Historic Places and Faces

  • Atlanta History Center

    Party with the past

    Travel back in time at Atlanta History Center. This 33-acre attraction features award-winning exhibitions, memorabilia from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the historic Swan House, which was featured in the blockbuster Hunger Games films. Don’t forget to make the quick trip to the Margaret Mitchell House at the Center’s Midtown campus

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Spend an afternoon basking in the sun

    Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green fields with Downtown views in every direction. Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, and College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience are all only steps away.

    Center for Civil and Human Rights

    Be Inspired by Heroes Past and Present

    Connect the American civil rights movement to current human rights issues through moving, experiential exhibits at Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

    CNN Studio Tours

    Watch the news unfold

    News junkies and aspiring journalists, unite! Take CNN Studio Tours to see exactly how this global superpower reports news, beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see one of your favorite HLN or CNN hosts.

    College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience

    Have the ultimate college football fan experience

    Broadcast with the ESPN College GameDay crew, browse decades of memorabilia, interact with legends and learn about your favorite inductees at College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. Once you’ve tackled that, try your luck at a field goal.

    Delta Flight Museum

    Soar Through Skies

    Experience aviation history at Delta Flight Museum, where everyone can reach for the skies. Enjoy immersive exhibits, state-of-the-art simulator technology and see rare planes from eras past. Take a guided tour or glide through the 68,000-square-foot premises at Delta’s world headquarters with friends, family or copilot of your choice.

    Fernbank Museum of Natural History

    Journey into the Jurassic

    Get up close and personal with the dinosaurs at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This museum is an adventure for all who dare. You will feel like you are back in the time of giant creatures of the Mesozoic – including one that measures more than 120 feet long.

    Fox Theatre

    Walk the red carpet

    When you visit Fox Theatre it will make you feel like a movie star! Musicals, dance and nationally renowned acts wait at the end of your red carpet walk. No show scheduled? You can take a tour and learn the fascinating history of this Atlanta icon.

    High Museum of Art

    Mingle with the Masters

    Step inside the leading art museum in the Southeast and gaze at more than 13,000 modern and contemporary works of art. A ticket to the High Museum of Art will get you into both the special exhibitions and the permanent collection.

    Historic Oakland Cemetery

    Raise Your Spirits With History and Mystery

    Historic Oakland Cemetery is alive and kicking. This scenic resting place has more than 70,000 “residents” including Atlanta legends such as Margaret Mitchell, pro golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson. The cemetery also frequently hosts events including Halloween Tours, regular weekend tours and a Harvest Hunt.

    Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Knock on the door of the Oval Office

    Not every city boasts a presidential library. We’re fond of the one our very own Nobel Peace Prize-winning, peanut-growing President Jimmy Carter built. At Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, you’ll find everything from an Oval Office replica to the gifts received during his presidency.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

    Walk in the footsteps of a civil rights icon

    Visit the birth home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and see where he preached at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Explore his legacy at King Center and his final resting place. Then stand in the footprints of change-makers and civil rights leaders on the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

    Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University)

    Bond with Mummy

    Take some time to connect with a mummy at Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum. With permanent collections that span the globe and renowned traveling exhibits, your inner history buff will be transfixed by everything from mummies to a Greek muse!

    Stone Mountain Park

    Enjoy mountains of fun

    Just outside the city is Stone Mountain Park. Trek through the treetops on SkyHike, hike up the mountain for a beautiful view or take a relaxing trip to the top with Summit Skyride. While you are there, ride around Stone Mountain by train and enjoy the longest-running laser show in the world.

    Sweet Auburn Curb Market

    Sweeten your visit with a savory snack

    This urban farmer’s market offers everything from seafood, farm fresh meat and produce to unique eateries serving arepa, BBQ and burritos. Pro Tip: Don’t stop after the bookstore, bakery and killer burger. While you are there, see if the market is having a culinary tour, storytelling, cooking classes or community event.

    World of Coca-Cola

    Search for the secret formula

    Experience the history of the world’s most famous soft drink. Walk through fascinating exhibits at World of Coca-Cola, get nostalgic looking at classic ads and see a replica of the bottling process. Get a peek at the vault containing the secret formula and tempt your taste buds with more than 100 beverages from around the globe in the tasting room.

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