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Atlanta Historical Homes Tour
"Visit the Swan House the Smith Family Farm and the Margret Mitchell House on this guided tour of two of Atlanta's famed historical homes enjoying local pickup and round-trip transportation. Built in 1928 for the Harvard H. Inman family the Swan House is one of the most recognizable and photographed landmarks of Atlanta. Noted architect Philip T. Shutze designed Swan House and its gardens as well as many other distinct buildings in the city. You'll take in the home's classic yet elegant demeanor and explore its beautiful landscaped gardens fountains and breathtaking views. The tour includes accurate and vivid descriptions of the Inman family's life inside the historic home acquired by the Atlanta Historical Society in 1966.Continuing your tour
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Atlanta's Shopping Heaven Tour
"In the heart of Buckhead lives Atlanta’s “Rodeo Drive”- a few square miles of world class shopping! This small group half day tour from your hotel includes roundtrip transportation to two of the city's premier shopping destinations- some of the best in the southeast United States!First visit Lenox Mall home to over 250 fashion beauty menswear jewelry stores and mall all under one roof. The Lenox Mall also inclues a large food court and three anchor stores: Macy's Bloomingdale's
From $48.00
 
Small Group Tour to Atlanta Botanical Gardens
"This family friendly four hour tour begins with hotel pickup and transportation to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Composed of a number of smaller themed gardens each contains different landscapes to display a variety of plant species. You'll begin at the entrance of the Gardens and then work your way through the Children Garden the Gardens in Storza Woods Trustees Garden Southern Seasons Garden Japanese Garden
From $68.00

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Springtime Photographic Opportunities

This History center has three parts: museum, living history, and plants. It is the living history and plants that we focused on in our spring visit. A rock quarry was converted into a trail through...
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fred98115
Nov 16, 2016

History of Atlanta

33 acres of historical houses, gardens and exhibits in Buckhead, with fine dining as well at the Swan House Restaurant....Lots to offer the History buff---There are lectures, film shows, book...
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dustmon
Jan 26, 2011

atlanta history museum

the atlanta history museum is located north of downtown in the buckhead neighborhood of atlanta. this very interesting museum has collections of decorative arts, textiles and civil war relics. all of...
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doug48
Sep 22, 2009

Atlanta History Museum at Pace's Ferry

This is one of the largest history museums in the South. It is anchored by the Swan House, and also has 33 acres of grounds. Rotating exhibits make it popular for repeat local visits, but also from...
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BruceDunning
Feb 04, 2009

Atlanta History Center

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...
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MatthewMetcalfe
May 19, 2005

History Center at Pace's Ferry

This is a very nice museum that has rotating exhibits as well as historical items of the city. A large number of tourists come here to seethe exhibits, and overall it is a nice museum.
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BruceDunning
Aug 30, 2015

Picture yourself in the old south

Tour through the museum and also tour the Swan House. An antebellum mansion that will take your breath away.
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Jul 26, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near History Center

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The Swan House

This is located near the History Center and is one of the best places to have a wedding or a fine dining experience in Buckhead. The restaurant serves old-style southern fine cooking with white...
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Botanical Gardens

Just had a nice trip to the gardens with my girlfriend, lots of spring flowers in bloom like tulips, rhododendrons, daffodils and much more---they also had an Orchid show with lots for sale and more...
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High Museum of Art

This is one of the premier Museums in the USA, and I am proud to say that my Great grandfather J.J.Haverty donated his American art collection to help found the museum which now has famed architects'...
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Margaret Mitchell House

The Margaret Mitchell House was the home of author Margaret Mitchell and is a historic house museum. Miitchell and her husband lived in Apt. 1 on the ground floor from 1925 to 1932. While living...
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St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Another "suburban" Peachtree congregation is that of St. Mark's United Methodist which built the current building starting in 1902. The church website has a nice description of the details in this...
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Fox Theater

The Fabulous Fox Theater was originally planned as part of a large Shrine Temple as evidenced by its Moorish design. The 4,678 seat auditorium was ultimately developed as a lavish movie theater in the...
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Getting to History Center

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130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta

Hours

  • Sunday 12:00 to 17:30
  • Monday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:30
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:30

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