The Millennium Gate Museum is a history museum on 17th Street with a massive collection that focuses on American and Georgian history. Inside its 12,000 square feet of gallery space, you'll find a massive and fascinating collection of artefacts and exhibits dating back as far as the pre-Columbian Native Americans.

Anyone interested in history will find fun at this museum, but the architecture and imposing nature of the arch itself is sure to impress enthusiasts. It generally takes about an hour or 2 to explore everything this museum has to offer.

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Millennium Gate Museum highlights

While there's plenty to see in the Millennium Gate Museum, a few of their offerings stand out. The 21st Century Interactive Gallery is impressive and showcases how philanthropy efforts have changed the city over time. This was established in partnership with the Interactive Media Technology Centre at Georgia Tech.

You may also want to stop by the period rooms in the museum. One is an 18th-century Colonial study, another is a 19th-century corporate office, and the last is a 20th-century drawing room. These rooms are designed to be entirely period appropriate.

Good to know when visiting Millennium Gate Museum

When you visit the Millennium Gate Museum, be sure to keep the following in mind. First, be sure to bring proof of ID if you're a senior or member of the military, as you can get a discount on your ticket. Additionally, you can enjoy free parking at Atlantic Station, provided you don't stay longer than 2 hours. Of course, MARTA offers a free shuttle to the area as well.

Visiting this museum will put you close to several other attractions you may want to visit. The closest is Atlantic Station, which offers a variety of different shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities.

Millennium Gate Museum

Location: 395 17th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363, USA

Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Sundays)

Phone: +1 404-881-0900