History &
Heritage in Atlanta

Remarkable moments in history
built all that Atlanta is today

Atlanta’s rich heritage is deep, progressive and continuously evolving. Here, history isn’t just in the past. It’s still in the making, every single day.

Get a sense of the depth of Atlanta’s history by exploring Atlanta History Center, Cyclorama: The Big Picture, Swan House, and Oakland Cemetery. Atlanta’s oldest public park is the final resting place of many notable Atlantans, from mayors to civic leaders and authors. 

Explore the life and legacy of some of Atlanta’s most famous civil rights leaders and residents, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and John Lewis with visits to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, and Ebenezer Baptist Church. Visit the historic South-View Cemetery to celebrate the lives of civil rights icons including Dr. King’s parents, John Wesley Dobbs, Alonzo Herndon and John Lewis. 

Atlanta’s heritage continues with historic sites, landmarks, colleges, churches and museums, including Jimmy Carter Library, Margaret Mitchell House, Delta Flight Museum and Atlanta University Center.

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Atlanta History Center

Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive thirty-three-acre destination featuring the Atlanta…

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Fernbank Museum

Experience a world of adventure filled with dinosaurs, live animals, cultural artifacts, hands-on science explorations…

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Ebenezer Baptist Church

Ebenezer Baptist Church is an urban-based, global ministry dedicated to individual growth and social transformation…

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King Center, The


Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial…

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