Top Three Must-Visit Places for History Lovers in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is more famed as a busy commercial hub, but did you know that the city is also full of attractions that draw history buffs from all around the globe. Here are three of the top historical attractions in Atlanta.

Atlanta History Center

If you have a love for history, Atlanta History Center is one of the first places you should visit in the city. Attend the award winning exhibitions here to know about Georgia’s history. The museum has several interesting parts, such as the Smith Family Farm of 1960s and Swan House of 1928, the celebrated Goizuetta, Mary Howard Gilbert Memorial Quarry Garden, Frank A. Smith Rhododendron Gardens, Kenan Research Center and Centennial Olympic Games museum. A major attraction is the residence of Margaret Mitchell, the author of the famous novel, Gone with the Wind.

 Mike Licht by Martin Luther King / CC BY

Mike Licht by Martin Luther King / CC BY

Birth Home of Martin Luther King Jr.

One of the most iconic landmarks in Atlanta is the Auburn Avenue, birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. The place is well known for the two blocks, namely 501 and 407-413. The former is the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and the latter is the Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. and his father worked as ministers.  Guided tours are available for groups of up to 15 people.

Fox Theatre

The famous Fox Theatre was started in 1928, during the Great Depression. Apart from its historical significance, it is a popular place to enjoy a variety of entertainment. The theatre hosts popular plays, classic films, Broadway Musicals, stage performances and comedy shows. It is reputed to entertain almost 50,000 spectators every year and has been named the National Historic Landmark.