• Discover the Best Historical Sites in Atlanta

  • Atlanta History Center

    Party with the past

    Big things await you at Atlanta History Center. This 33-acre attraction features award-winning exhibitions including the re-imagined Cyclorama exhibit, memorabilia from the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and the historic Swan House. Don’t forget to make a quick trip to the Margaret Mitchell House at the center’s Midtown campus.

    Centennial Olympic Park

    Embrace the heart of Atlanta

    Pay homage to Atlanta’s Olympic legacy, take a selfie with the Olympic rings, splash around in the Fountain of Rings, enjoy a nice picnic or play on the lush green space with Downtown views in every direction. Many of Atlanta’s world-class attractions, restaurants and venues are only steps away.

    Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

    LIVE 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 Hall of Fame inductees. Once you’ve tackled that, try your luck at a field goal.

    CNN Studio Tours

    Watch the news unfold

    News junkies and aspiring journalists, unite! Take a behind-the-scenes look at CNN Studio Tours to see how this global network reports news from beginning to end. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see one of your favorite HLN or CNN hosts.

    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 past eras. Take a guided tour or glide through the massive premises at Delta’s world headquarters with friends, family or a co-pilot of your choice.

    Fernbank Museum

    Meander through the Mesozoic

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

    Fox Theatre

    Walk the red carpet

    Get ready to feel like a movie star when visiting Fox Theatre. Musicals, dance performances and nationally renowned acts await guests at the end of the 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

    Find more than 17,000 works including 19th century art and a growing collection of contemporary pieces inside the leading art museum in the Southeast. Impress a date or bring the family for special exhibits and events plus the permanent collections at High Museum of Art.

    Historic Oakland Cemetery

    Raise Your Spirits With History and Mystery

    Historic Oakland Cemetery is alive and kicking. The infamous scenic resting place for more than 70,000 residents includes Atlanta legends such as author Margaret Mitchell, professional golfer Bobby Jones and Atlanta’s first African-American mayor, Maynard Jackson. The cemetery also frequently hosts events including Halloween tours, regular weekend tours and a Harvest Hunt.

    Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

    Elect to see the impact of a global icon

    Not every city boasts a presidential library, and we’re proud of the one our very own peanut-growing, Nobel Peace Prize-winning 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 and see his impact on the world today.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park

    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 The 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 Historical Park.

    Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University)

    Bond with Mummy

    Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum houses permanent collections from Egyptian artifacts to one of the earliest bathtubs in existence! World-renowned traveling exhibits mesmerize your inner history buff.

    Municipal Market Company

    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.

    National 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 The National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Interact with history to understand your role in the dream and the future.

    Stone Mountain Park

    Enjoy mountains of fun

    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.

    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 a sample of more than 100 beverages from around the globe in the tasting room.

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