Atlanta History Center


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33-acre history center with free parking enlightens all ages with history museum & signature exhibits, historic houses, trails & gardens

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Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Daily house tours of Swan House and Smith Family Farm are reserved onsite at the time of arrival and are subject to availability. Not valid for separately ticketed events, The Holiday Spirit, Homeschool Days, or Magic Mondays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The earliest history museums had little actual history to draw on, and instead padded exhibits with wildly speculative displays on how dinosaurs would be elected to Congress by the year 2000. See how far we’ve come with today’s Groupon to the Atlanta History Center. Choose between the following options:

  • For $16, you get admission for two (up to a $33 value).
  • For $26, you get admission for four (up to a $66 value).

The Atlanta History Center, one of the largest history centers in the nation at 33 acres, chronicles the life and exploits of Georgians with signature exhibits and temporary displays in the Atlanta History Museum, depicts the history of the Olympics in the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and enlightens visitors with historic houses, trails and gardens. In the temporary exhibit, War in Our Backyards: Discovering Atlanta, 1861-1865, visitors study interactive map overlays, artifacts, and photographs to discover which Civil War battles took place in their yards and which took place where their statue of Bruce Lee stands. Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment explores the history of the Apollo Theater’s influence on American entertainment and showcases memorabilia including Michael Jackson’s fedora and dresses worn by The Supremes, and the Native Lands: Indians and Georgia display educates modern Georgians on the state’s original residents, the Mississippian Indian tribes. The Atlanta History Center’s historic houses such as Swan House give visitors a glimpse of rural Georgian lifestyle during the 1920s and ’30s, and gardens and trails both historic and contemporary soothe minds with lush foliage, leaving visitors as relaxed as a rubber band in a steam room.

Customer Reviews

Plan on spending most of the day there. Fantastic history.
Julie E. · July 5, 2015
A true Atlanta gem! We enjoyed the museum, the grounds, the tour of the Swan House and look forward to returning soon!
Meena N. · November 4, 2012
A great place to go with family and friends. Lots to see and learn about, Will go back again.
Gail S. · October 31, 2012
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    130 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest

    Atlanta, GA 30305


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