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  • The Atlanta History Center Brings History to Life

    Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center located in Buckhead is an all-inclusive 32-acre destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum, one of the Southeast's largest history museums; two historic houses, the 1928 Swan House and the Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Kenan Research Center; the Grand Overlook event space; the Coca-Cola Cafe, a museum gift shop, and acres of historic gardens and woodland trails.

    5 Reasons to Visit Atlanta History Center

    1. The Atlanta History Center features 32 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. 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.
    5. 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.

    Insider Tips:
    • Allow plenty of time - the Atlanta History Center is on 33 acres and exploring everything can take all day!
    • Dress appropriately to be outside - there are extensive gardens and trails to tour.
    • Be sure to go upstairs to the Olympic exhibit. There are plenty of interactive activities great for adults and kids alike.

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Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.

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