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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

Apex Museum

135 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303   Directions

(404) 523-2739


Learn about African American history at the Apex Museum. The museum will journey you through African American culture and experiences like slave trade and slavery, segregation, the Civil Rights Movement and lots more. The Apex also features exhibitions dedicated to the many achievements of African Americans.

Atlanta History Center

130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305   Directions

(404) 814-4000


Explore the history of the city at the Atlanta History Center. The museum features rotating and traveling exhibits, and houses six permanent exhibits that showcase relevant points in Atlanta history. Events and time periods spotlighted include the city's expansion from a rural area to a metropolis, the Civil Rights Movement in the city, and the city during the Civil War. The Atlanta History Center boasts one of the largest collections of Civil War artifacts in the world. This museum and attraction also has historic homes and gardens on its grounds, and has been teaching the public about Atlanta's history since 1926.

Children's Museum of Atlanta

275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313   Directions

(404) 659-5437


Make sure your kids get their daily dose of education by taking the family to Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta. This museum is full of hands-on exhibits and attractions like Leaping into Learning and Let Your Creativity Flow, which both feature interactive activities and fun games for families.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307   Directions

(404) 929-6300


Set out on an educational adventure through our planet's history at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. You'll learn about the Earth's development, the natural environment of Georgia, the mysterious life and death of dinosaurs, and much more. Fernbank Museum offers engaging exhibits and attractions the whole family will love.

High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309   Directions

(404) 733-4400


Be part of the crowd that makes the High Museum of Art one of the most-visited museums in the world. When you stroll through this museum, you'll see over 11,000 pieces of art, including works by Claude Monet, Dorothea Lange, and Chuck Close. The arts showcased in the museum span the 19th and 20th centuries and feature American and European art, decorative arts, modern and contemporary art, photography, and media arts. The museum also spotlights the works of Southern self-taught artists, and classic, foreign, and independent films. The High Museum of Art offers a complete art experience for any appreciator of the arts.

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

441 Freedom Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30307   Directions

(404) 865-7100


If you're an aspiring politician, or maybe just a fan of our 39th President, check out the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. The museum showcases important materials from the Carter Administration, comprising a collection of about 27 million pages of government documents, 500,000 photos, 40,000 objects and more. Other features at this presidential attraction include a replica of the Oval Office and an occasional appearance by President Carter's Nobel Peace Prize.

Margaret Mitchell House

979 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309   Directions

(404) 249-7015


Fans of literature and classic film will enjoy a visit to the Margaret Mitchell House. Mitchell was the writer of one of the most cherished stories of her time, Gone With the Wind, which was later adapted to film starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. Exhibits at the house museum include Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character and The Making of a Film Legend: Gone With the Wind.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

450 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312   Directions

(404) 331-5190


Take time to pay tribute to one of the main leaders of the Civil Rights Movement by visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. The 35-acre site features a number of buildings and memorial sites, including Dr. King's childhood home, the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, Fire Station No. 6, the "I Have a Dream" International World Peace Rose Garden, the "International Civil Rights Walk of Fame," and a memorial to Mohandas K. Gandhi. While you're visiting the site, be sure to walk through the visitor center for a detailed chronology of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Museum of Design Atlanta

1315 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309   Directions

(404) 979-6455


Take the time to appreciate design at the Museum of Design. The MODA offers a closer look at architecture, industrial design, interiors, furniture, and graphics, just to name a few. Through interesting exhibits and displays, this museum will show how design affects our world, and ultimately, our lives.

Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312   Directions

(404) 688-2107


Take in the eerie beauty of Georgia's oldest burial grounds, the Oakland Cemetery. The cemetery was founded in 1850 and there are an estimated 70,000 people laid to rest in its 48-acre expanse. Sections of the cemetery include the New Jewish section, the Black section, the Confederate section, and the cemetery's Original Six Acres; each section represents a different time in history. Some of Atlanta's most important and influential figures are interred here.

The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum

1440 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309   Directions

(678) 222-3700


The Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum features exhibits that detail the horrors of Nazi forces in Europe before and during WWII. The museum takes special care to honor the six million lives lost during the Holocaust through display of photographs, artifacts and personal accounts of the devastating events.

Wren's Nest House Museum

1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310   Directions

(404) 753-7735


Take a tour of one of Atlanta's historic homes at The Wren's Nest house Museum. The Queen Anne Victorian house is a perfect example of upper middle class living in the 20th century, and was home to Joel Chandler Harris from 1881 to 1908. The National Historic Landmark was named 120 years ago when wrens made a nest in the mailbox - and that is just one of the stories surrounding the legacy of this Atlanta landmark.

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