Historic Sites

Wren's Nest

This beautifully restored Victorian mansion in the historic West End was the home of author Joel Chandler Harris, who is famous for his Uncle Remus tales. These folklore stories were originally derived from African oral tradition, and Harris...  Read More

Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
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This three-story Tudor Revival mansion was the home of Margaret Mitchell from 1925 to 1932, and it was here that she wrote Gone With the Wind, still one of the world's most beloved books. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic...  Read More

Flatiron Building

This oddly shaped "skyscraper" is the oldest in the city, having been built in 1897. Only 11 stories, the building once loomed high on the city skyline. Its unique shape and forward-thinking design make it a popular attraction and photo subject....  Read More

Bulloch Hall

Built in 1840 and maintained by the town of Roswell, this beautifully kept home is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture. Found on the National Register of Historic Places, the home is best known as the site of the wedding of Mittie...  Read More

Herndon House

Tour this 1910 home to learn more about Alonzo Herndon, who made his way into the history books by becoming the first African American millionaire in Atlanta. A former slave, Herndon founded Atlanta Life Insurance Company in 1905 and went on to...  Read More

Barrington Hall

Built in 1842 by Roswell founder Barrington King, this beautiful home is widely noted as one of the finest examples of Greek Revival Temple Architecture in the country. Except for its occupation by Union troops during the Civil War, the home...  Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
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The birth and death of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. resonate at this site. A museum and visitor center detail King's participation in the civil rights' struggle and his peaceful yet effective tactics for educating the populace....  Read More

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield

This site near Marietta is where the historic Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was fought. Over the course of two weeks in the summer of 1864, more than 67,000 men died, were wounded, or were captured during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. Ultimately,...  Read More

Atlanta is a storied city, so every trip that brings you here should be blessed with at least one or two outings to historic locations. Roswell Historic District provides one of the better settings if you want a taste of what "Old Atlanta" was...  Read More

The historic Fox Theatre on venerable Peachtree Street has earned a reputation over the years as a wonderful venue for concerts, movies, plays, and performances. Even if you can't catch a show, don't miss the stunning Middle Eastern-style...  Read More