Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta is rich with history and historical artifacts. Learn about our city, the state of Georgia, and the Southeast at these museums.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

This top-visited historic site is an educational and inspiring experience for Atlantans and people from all over the world. Learned about the life of Dr. King, about the community where King lived, and the lasting legacy he left behind. The Birth Home is temporarily closed for renovation work.

Center for Civil and Human Rights

Connect the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements with powerful imagery, artifacts and activities. The Center has three permanent exhibition galleries and a space to house temporary exhibits.

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Learn about the Civil War and the importance of railroads to the war effort through artifacts and interactive displays, model trains and more. The Southern Museum is home to the General locomotive, which was involved in the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862.

Southeastern Railway Museum

Southeastern Railway Museum

See about 90 items of rolling stock including historic Pullman cars, vintage buses and classic steam locomotives.

Oakland Cemetery

Walk through this historic cemetery to learn about the rich history behind each gravestone. This public park also has sculpture and art installments, extensive gardens and special events for families.

Atlanta History Center

Atlanta History Center

Explore our city and state’s history from the perspective of Civil War soldiers, Native Americans and civil rights leaders.

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum

Walk into a life-scale replica of the Oval Office and more interactive exhibits displays about President Jimmy Carter.

Wren’s Nest

Tour the home of author Joel Chandler Harris, where he penned the Brer Rabbit stories.

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