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Life in Atlanta and the rest of the South during and after the Civil War are a major focus of this fascinating museum. Displays are provocative, juxtaposing Gone With the Wind romanticism with the grim reality of Ku Klux Klan racism. Located on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead, this is one of the Southeast's largest history museums, with a research library and archives that annually serve more than 10,000 patrons. Visit the elegant 1928 Swan House mansion and the plantation house that is part of Tullie Smith Farm. The Kenan Research Center houses traveling exhibitions and an extensive archival collection. Lunch is served at the Swan Coach House, which also has a gallery and a gift shop.

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  • Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA 30305 | Map It
  • Phone: 404/814–4000
  • Cost: $16.50
  • Hours: Museum: Mon.–Sat. 10–5:30, Sun. noon–5:30; Swan House & Smith Family House Tours: Mon.-Sat. 11-4, Sun. 1-4
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  • Location: Buckhead
Updated: 10-16-2012

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    Great Atlanta find

    One of the best history centers I have been to. Great Ben Franklin exhibit going on right now.

    by cnd46, 8/15/07

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