Visit a Museum
Spend the day learning about history without paying a dime!
Georgia Governor’s Mansion
Bring the family to see where Georgia’s governor and first lady live. Meander from room to room at your own pace. Docents are stationed throughout the mansion to teach you about the collections and answer your questions. Throughout the year, self-guided tours are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. You are advised to arrive before 11 a.m. in order to complete the full tour before closing time. 391 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-261-1776.
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
This Midtown museum within the Institute of Paper Science and Technology allows guests to follow the path of papermaking that began in ancient China. Self-guided tours relate to the art, science, history and
geography of paper and the papermaking process. Open weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 500 10th St. NW, Atlanta. 404-894-5726.
AT&T Telephone Museum
Step back in time with your kids and ponder the evolution of the telephone. From switchboard to digital, review the first century of the telecommunications at this downtown museum created by BellSouth pioneers. You’ll see historical photographs, tapes and slides, an array of memorabilia and even life-size models acting as switchboard operators and other telephone employees. Tours are available by appointment on weekdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 675 West Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-223-3661.
– Kate Wallace