Atlanta History Center

downloadThe Atlanta History Center is one of the largest history museums in the US. Its award winning exhibits chronicle the history of the region from the earliest settlers to the present day modern city. The museum was founded in 1926 and is located on 33 beautiful acres in the Buckhead area of town. It includes the museum, two historic homes, and lovely gardens.┬áThe History Museum has several signature exhibits. One of the world’s most extensive collections of Civil War artifacts is contained in an exhibit entitled Turning Point: The American Civil War. Over 1,500 items are displayed. The Centennial Olympic Games Museum includes memorabilia, photos, and interactive displays from the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The exhibit Down the Fairway with Bobby Jones chronicles the story of the golfing legend. The History Center also hosts traveling exhibits. The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition just recently opened. Organized by the Library of Congress, this exhibit celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. It traces his life from his humble youth on the frontier to the presidency. The Atlanta History Center will be the only host venue in the South. The exhibit will run through November 6.