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History Museum
“Located on 33 acres in the heart of historic Buckhead, the Atlanta History Center invites you to explore Georgia’s past through award-winning exhibitions; two historic houses including 1928 Swan House and 1860s Smith Family Farm; Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Goizueta Gardens, featuring 22 acres of historic gardens and trails; and the Kenan Research Center. The all-inclusive admission ticket includes tours of the Margaret Mitchell House, birthplace of Gone with the Wind, located just five miles away at our midtown campus. Year round, visitors of all ages enjoy a variety of programs including monthly family festivals, homeschool days, toddler programs, lecture series with award-winning authors, and the opportunity to Meet the Past through our living history programs. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Library
“We have a library barely a block from the Tower!! Check out books or movies. Find a comfortable spot to sit and read!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Anchoring the west end of the Sweet Auburn historic district, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History opened May 1994 in Atlanta. A special library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (A-FPLS), it is the first public library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history and of other peoples of African descent. In 2001 the library received a Governor's Award in the Humanities.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Open 24 hours. Incredible study location. Everything looks and feels brand new. Calm & Quiet. Cheap coffee. It is extremely clean. Security guards on duty at all times. Can't beat it. $3 wifi.”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Grounds are beautiful, including Japanese Garden, Koi Pond, and Rose Garden.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Great place for internet, books, or just a free place to get laptop work done. You can walk down the street to East Atlanta Village for dinner or drinks at a ton of different restaurants.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“The Central Library in Downtown Atlanta serves as the headquarters of the library system. Completed in 1980, it was the last building to be designed by Bauhaus-movement architect Marcel Breuer. The building, designed in the brutalist architectural style, is considered a "masterpiece" by architectural experts, such as Barry Bergdoll, the Chief Architectural Curator of the Museum of Modern Art, and is closely related to the Whitney Museum of Art building The building was built for a capacity of 1,000 users and 1 million volumes.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“They've got great resources including E-Books! The library staff are extremely helpful.”
  • 1 local recommends