The Swan House – Atlanta, GA ALPHARETTA Alpharetta History Walk Step back in time and uncover Alpharetta’s history while exploring the 20+ historic sites and the stories behind them, including the 1912 Mansell House and Gardens. 678.297.0102; www.awesomealpharetta.com Walk of Memories The only one of its kind in Georgia, this touching tribute to veterans of U.S. Armed Forces honors Georgian KIAs, POWs and DOWs with almost 8,000 inscribed bricks and military equipment on display. 678.297.0102; www.awesomealpharetta.com ATL AIRPORT DISTRICT Chick-fil-A Backstage Home Office Tour Located in College Park, the Chick-fil-A Home Office is nestled in an 80-acre wooded campus full of beautiful landscaping and trails. The 2 hour tour includes the Chick-fil-A museum, photo opportunities, classic car display and memorabilia. www.tours.chick-fil-a.com College Park Historical Society Seeks to collect and preserve the rich history of College Park through photographs, documents, and other artifacts. Today, the historical society is involved in several projects including the recording of its oral history and an annual home tour event. www.collegeparkhistoricalsociety.org Delta Flight Museum An independent nonprofit corporation which collects, preserves and shares aviation history and technology through aircraft, collections and artifacts of Delta and over 40 family airlines. www.deltamuseum.org East Point Historical Society Experience history in a whole new way at the East Point Historical Society, containing archives, historic council minutes, family records and more dating back to the 1800s. www.eastpoinths.org ATLANTA Atlanta History Center This Atlanta Buckhead attraction features 33 acres of gardens, the 1830s Tullie Smith Farm, 1928 Swan House mansion and Swan Coach House Restaurant. Coming soon, the Center will unveil the Lloyd and Mary Ann Whitaker Cyclorama Building which will house the restored The Battle of Atlanta painting (1886) as it was originally intended to be viewed. 404.814.4000; www.atlantahistorycenter.com Center for Civil and Human Rights The Center is the first institution to present the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in the context of today’s global human rights issues. 678.999.8990; www.civilandhumanrights.org Historic Oakland Cemetery Founded in 1850, historic Oakland Cemetery serves as the final resting place for 70,000 people, including author Margaret Mitchell and golfing legend Bobby Jones. Tour on your own, or with a knowledgeable tour guide. 404.688.2107; www.oaklandcemetery.com Jimmy Carter Library and Museum One of ten presidential libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and the only one in the Southeast, the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum includes photographs and historical memorabilia from his presidency (1976-1981). 404.865.7131; www.jimmycarterlibrary.org Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Sweet Auburn District This area served as the thriving center of black enterprise in Atlanta from the 1890s through the 1940s and honors the life of the famous civil rights leader. 404.331.5190; www.nps.gov/malu CLAYTON COUNTY Gone With the Wind Tour A nostalgic audio narrative through the rich and romantic antebellum era. Be regaled by the details of Margaret Mitchell’s world-renowned novel, Gone With the Wind, and its unique ties to Jonesboro, Georgia. 770.478.4800; www.atlantastruesouth.com Melvinia Shields Monument The Melvinia Shields monument honors the inspiring five-generation journey of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s ancestry from slavery to the White House. It is a place that invites all to discover how the heritage and diversity of the African American experience has shaped America’s modern history. 770.478.4800; www.atlantastruesouth.com There are more than 700 Zagat-rated restaurants in Atlanta metro and our residents spend one half of their annual food budget eating out! Road to Tara Museum Step into the world of Margaret Mitchell’s classic novel and the sweeping romance of Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara. The museum combines the real history of the Civil War’s Atlanta Campaign and the 1864 Battle of Jonesboro along with both Hollywood’s and Margaret Mitchell’s versions of Gone With the Wind. 770.478.4800; www.atlantastruesouth.com Southern Belles & Whistles Tour Steeped in southern charm and history, Jonesboro is home to a guided tour of truths and tales of brave gentlemen, spirited southern belles, and the most decisive battle of the Civil War’s Atlanta Campaign. 770.478.4800; www.atlantastruesouth.com Stately Oaks Plantation Walk among the tall oak trees while getting a glimpse of life in the mid-1800s. The antebellum plantation includes an 1839 Greek Revival-style home, an original log kitchen, a tenant house, a one-room schoolhouse, and a country store. 770.473.0197; www.historicaljonesboro.org COBB COUNTY Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park The most visited Civil War site in the United States, ahead of Gettysburg and others. More than 18 miles of interpretive trails to hike, an orientation film visitor center, a museum and four self-guided driving tour stops. 770.427.4686; www.nps.gov/kemo Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History Visit the home of the famous Civil War locomotive, “The General,” stolen by Union spies in 1862 in an attempt to destroy the Western and Atlantic Railroad. A Smithsonian affiliate housing weapons, locomotive factory and much more! 770.427.2117; www.southernmuseum.org DEKALB COUNTY Fernbank Museum of Natural History Delight all ages with the museum’s giant dinosaur exhibits and larger- then life films in its IMAX Theatre. 404.929.6300; www.fernbankmuseum.org Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University The Southeast’s largest collection of ancient artifacts. More than 16,000 objects showcase the great cultural diversity of the world. 404.727.4282; www.carlos.emory.edu DOUGLASVILLE Douglas County Museum of History and Art The Old Douglas County Courthouse was constructed in 1956 and was used until 1998 as the County government headquarters. Its unique architectural style qualified it to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has changing exhibits of mid- 20th century Americana. 770.449.3939; www.douglascountymuseum.com GWINNETT COUNTY Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center houses rotating exhibits and hosts a wide-range of events throughout the year, such as summer camps and festivals. Guests can also enjoy over eight miles of walking trails. 770.904.3500; www.gwinnettehc.org. HENRY COUNTY Army Aviation Heritage Foundation & Flying Museum The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation & Flying Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the legacy of Army Aviation through aerial helicopter demonstrations, static displays, educational tours and ride programs. Free hangar tours. 770.897.0444; www.armyav.org Heritage Park Veterans Museum Military history comes to life through the stories shared by the Veteran volunteers about the lives of the soldiers who wore each uniform, the history of the military vehicles and aircraft and other memorabilia on display. 770.288.7300; www.heritageparkveteransmuseum.com Nash Farm Battlefield & Museum The 204-acre park was the site of the largest cavalry raid in Georgia’s history. The park features walking trails with historic markers and a museum that houses a large artifact collection. 770.288.7300; www.henrycountybattlefield.com JOHNS CREEK Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center Heritage Tours Travel back in time with one of Autrey Mill’s docents to experience history of the local area. Enter the restored homes, general store and country church while listening to the stories of Georgia life in the 1800s and early 1900s. www.autreymill.org MARIETTA Historic Marietta Trolley Take a ride through history! Explore Marietta’s historic districts, Civil War cemeteries and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park on a one‐hour tour aboard the Historic Marietta Trolley. 770.425.1006; www.mariettatrolley.com Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum Scarlett on the Square Relive memories from the most famous movie of all time in this unique museum. Mon - Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 770.794.5576; www.gwtwmarietta.com Marietta Museum of History Houses an eclectic collection of artifacts which tell the Marietta story. Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 770.794.5710; www.mariettahistory.org The Root House Museum One of the oldest frame houses in Marietta tells the story of a middle‐class merchant family. Wed. - Sat., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 770.426.4982; www.roothousemuseum.com PEACHTREE CITY The Dixie Wing WWII Aircraft Museum More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF’s fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history. 678.364.1110; www.dixiewing.org ROSWELL A Southern Trilogy – The South’s only Trilogy of Historic House Museums Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation tell the authentic story of the American South. Tour individual homes or purchase the Trilogy Pass for savings on admission to all three. 800.776.7935; www.visitroswellga.com Civil War and Mill Life Exhibit Enjoy Mill Life exhibits at Roswell Visitors Center; Download free App to hear stories of the Civil War and the Lost Mill Workers of Roswell. 800.776.7935; www.visitroswellga.com Roswell Visitors Center 617 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA 30075 Free video, exhibits, information and assistance about Roswell’s historic attractions. Historic homes, Old Mill Ruins, walking tours and everything in between. Enjoy the history & ambiance that is uniquely Roswell. 800.776.7935; www.visitroswellga.com SANDY SPRINGS The Anne Frank in the World Exhibit The gem of Sandy Springs, the Anne Frank in the World Exhibit showcases rare footage and photographs detailing the life and death of young Anne Frank from her days of freedom in the 1930s to her hiding with her family in Amsterdam and finally to her 1945 death in a concentration camp. 5920 Roswell Road, Suite 209. 770.206.1558; www.holocaust.georgia.gov The Williams-Payne House & Museum The Williams-Payne House & Museum is the centerpiece of Sandy Springs and a showcase 1869 “plain style” farmhouse, complete with period antiques. 404.851.9111; www.heritagesandysprings.org
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