Atlanta History Center Information
The Atlanta History Center is a unique campus that houses the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, Swan House, Tullie Smith Farm, six historic gardens, and the Kenan Research Center. The Atlanta History Center also includes the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, located off-site at our Midtown campus.
Throughout the year, we bring history to life through living history programs, lectures with award-winning authors, toddler programs, homeschool days, school tours, summer camps, music series, annual festivals such as Sheep to Shawl, and much more.
The Atlanta History Museum at the Atlanta History Center is one of the largest history museums in the nation, featuring award-winning signature exhibitions that tell the story of the region’s people, from its earliest settlers to the international city of today. Be sure to check our calendar for listings of our current temporary exhibitions.
The Atlanta History Museum also includes a unique Museum Shop and Chick-fil-A at the Coca Cola Cafe.
The Centennial Olympic Games Museum at the Atlanta History Center opened in 2006 in celebration of the ten year anniversary of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
With its spectacular collection of multimedia presentations, artifacts, images, and interactive displays, and a second level interactive Sports Lab, the Centennial Olympic Games Museum houses one of the most significant exhibitions on Olympic sport and history in the United States. The Atlanta History Center's property features six historic gardens representing Georgia's distinctive flora, both native and introduced. Each garden tells the story of a particular group of people who interacted with this land and its plants in distinguishable ways.
The Atlanta History Center also operates three historic houses, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Tullie Smith Farm and the Swan House, both located at our Buckhead campus, take visitors back in time to explore the lifestyles of Atlantans from the 1860s through the 1930s. Our third historic property, the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum, is located on a two-acre site in the heart of Midtown Atlanta with four properties, including the house and apartment where Margaret Mitchell wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gone With the Wind; visitors center and exhibition gallery; Gone With the Wind movie museum; and museum shop. The Center for Southern Literature at the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum presents weekly literary lectures with award-winning authors and writing workshops for children and adults are available throughout the year.