Atlanta History Center is at 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. N.W. (MARTA: Buckhead station to bus #110). Located on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead, the history center features a museum housing exhibitions about the history of Atlanta and the Southeast, the Civil War, sports and Southern folk arts.
Six gardens and woodland trails relate the horticultural history of the area and are the setting for two historic houses: Swan House, a 1928 classically-styled mansion, and Smith Family Farm, a restored 1860 farmhouse complete with traditional outbuildings and antebellum activities. Docents are available to answer questions.
The Centennial Olympic Games Museum at the center is an exhibition capturing the spirit of the Olympic Games, especially the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games. The museum has a collection of Summer Olympic Games torches on display.
In 2017, the Atlanta Cyclorama will be on display at the museum while being restored to its original 371-feet circumference. Visitors will be totally encompassed by this massive painting depicting the Battle of Atlanta when viewing it from a circular platform.
Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.