"Atlanta History Center" History Center Tip by MatthewMetcalfe

History Center, Atlanta: 7 reviews and 6 photos

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by MatthewMetcalfe

The Atlanta History Center is a great starting place to learn about Atlanta's History. The first section of the museum covers the general history of Atlanta from Indian Settlements to Terminus and on to the Metropolis it is today.

Other Exhibits include an incredible exhibit of Civil War artifacts that is one of the largest I've ever seen. The Presentation is fantastic as well.

There's also an exhibit to Bobby Jones which could be followed by a trip to his Grave at Oakland Cemetary.

The Special Exhibit at the time was on World War II and highlighted Atlanta's Role in winning the war.

When I first visited there was an exhibit on the Herndon's which is missing. It was a great example of how the black aristocracy lived. Sadly, that exhibit appears to be gone.

Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
Directions: Take West Paces Ferry Exit off I-75 and head east. Signs will lead you to the museum. It's on the right.
Phone: 404.814.4000
Website: http://www.atlhist.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 19, 2005
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