The Atlanta History Centre is an expansive local history museum with a 33-acre campus that's home to one of the largest Civil War artefact collections in the country. You can explore a plethora of permanent and temporary exhibitions during your visit.

Anyone interested in history will find plenty to see and do here, considering the sheer amount of artefacts on display. Plus, the gardens will attract nature lovers. Most people spend about an hour or two here, but you're always welcome to stay longer if you want to see everything on offer.

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Atlanta History Centre highlights

At the Atlanta History Centre, the highlights are always the central permanent exhibitions. You'll find nine sections in total, each with something special to offer. For example, you can check out the Bobby Jones Story to learn more about the most famous golfer in Georgia, or you can explore the American Civil War section with its numerous artefacts.

In addition to the historical features, you'll also find the Mary Howard Gilbert Memorial Quarry Garden with vibrant flora you can explore. Olguita's Garden may be more to your liking if you especially enjoy flowering fragrant plants and water features.

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Good to know when visiting Atlanta History Centre

Before you head to the Atlanta History Centre, there are some factors you'll want to keep in mind. Several events are often held here, so check the calendar before your visit. Most of the time, they're talks with authors, but you'll also find educational opportunities for kids.

When you're visiting this history centre, you'll find yourself close to several other prominent attractions in the city. Frankie Allen Park is just a short distance to the east with city centre being a few miles south. Head north, however, and you can reach the Georgia Audubon.

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Atlanta History Centre

Location: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

Open: Tuesday–Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed on Mondays)

Phone: +1 404-814-4000