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“Interesting Civil War display” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center
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Atlanta Historical Homes Tour
Ranked #9 of 281 things to do in Atlanta
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome explorers of the world! If you're looking for history, knowledge and adventure, you've come to the right place. The Atlanta History Center is located in one of Atlanta's most vibrant communities where the stories and mysteries of our region thrive. Our 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, enchanting gardens, interactive activities and a variety of year-round adult and family programs. With ticket admission, our guests enjoy complimentary parking and all-inclusive access to Atlanta History Center destinations. The Atlanta History Museum is located at the Atlanta History Center. The Atlanta History Center also features the Swan House mansion, Smith Family Farm, the Margaret Mitchell House, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and five permanent exhibitions. Last historic home tours begin at 4pm
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Interesting Civil War display”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

My aunt and I went on My visit to Atlanta during Christmas. We had purchased 3 tickets online for my grandmother to go with us. When the time arrived my grandma was sick and they would not refund or postdate the ticket. They have a nice chic a fila dinner. The house and the outdoor properties are beautiful sights.

Visited December 2011
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Plano, Texas
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“Awesome place to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We enjoyed the whole place, but especially liked the Swan House! It is very relaxing and informational at the same time. The tour guides at the homes were very good too. Highly recommended!

Visited March 2012
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Suwanee, Georgia
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“History Field Trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

Extensive Olympic History if you are into the Olympics. We did very much enjoy the Historic Homes Tour. The presenters did a very nice job of recreating early Ga life.

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Santa Fe
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“Lots of space; little to show for it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Just seems that the whole endeavor hasn't gotten itself pulled together; Swan House is fine (docent a little flighty) but exhibits (except for Folk Art Room) were dull, dull, dull. The gift shop is a "must" especially if you appreciate North Georgia Face Jugs. Wouldn't recommend unless you've run out of things to do!

Visited February 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Great for the History of Atlanta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

New to Atlanta and want an overview of its past? can't beat the History Centre. The civil war and city history galleries are excellent. The native American gallery a little sparse. Admission includes tours of the Smith farm and Swan House. Both are worth visiting. The volunteer guide in the Smith farm was not very welcoming. She rushed through and seemed to treat the group like a bunch of schoolkids who needed to be controlled rather than a group of interested adults who wanted to learn more (which we were). Couldn't have been more different in the Swan House where we were treated very well indeed.
Catering in the history centre is limited - Chick Fil-A from a hot bag rather than cooked fresh. Adequate but not recommended. Lots of school groups so be prepared to change galleries if you want to avoid hordes of kids.

Visited February 2012
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