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Atlanta History Center, Atlanta

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Contact: +1 404 814 4000
Open Hours: M-Sa 10a-5:30p, Su Noon-5:30p. Grounds close 5:15p
This comprehensive museum of Atlanta's past is located a few blocks from the Governor's Mansion in residential Buckhead. Exhibits cover the gamut of the region's history, including special sections on the Civil War, Southern folk crafts, African-American history, and the Civil Rights movement. The museum is surrounded by 33 acres (13.5 hectares) of gardens that feature the historic Swan House , the fully-restored Tullie Smith Farm, a library and archive, and several restaurants. Visitor maps are available in five languages.