Want to visit the Atlanta History Center? Here’s what you need to know to plan your trip — including a list of free days and current discounts, below.
Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Regular admission prices
Atlanta History Center + Margaret Mitchell House
(includes free onsite parking)
- Adult: $21.50
- Senior (65+): $18.00
- Student (13+): $18.00
- Youth (Age 4-12): $9.00
- Children 3 & Under: Free
Margaret Mitchell House admission only
(located 5 miles south of Atlanta History Center)
- Adult: $13.00
- Senior (65+): $10.00
- Student (13+): $10.00
- Youth (Age 4-12): $5.50
- Children 3 & Under: Free
Visit the Atlanta History Center website
Due to proactive efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, certain events are being cancelled--sometimes at the last minute.
Visit our Coronavirus Cancellation Page
We'll try to keep up with cancellations as best we can, but we will almost certainly miss some.
All of our event posts have links to websites and Facebook pages, where you can double-check an event's status.
Please verify all deals and events before you go.
And please consider the possibility that it may be in your best interests to avoid crowds.
Free admission for military
On any day the History Center is open, military personnel with ID may receive free admission for up to two adults. This includes both active duty and retired military members.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the families of active military members can receive free admission through the Blue Star Museums program. Military spouses and dependents can access this free admission deal even if the active military member is deployed or otherwise not present.
Find out more about how the Blue Star Museum program works.
View all the Atlanta attractions that participate in the Blue Star Museums program.
Free admission through the Museums on Us program
That credit or debit card in your wallet just might gain you FREE admission to the Atlanta History Center once a month, through the Museums On Us program.
The qualifying cards include credit/debit cards from Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and U.S. Trust.
If you’re a customer of one of these banks, this is a great deal for you! Who wouldn’t want free admission to the High Museum?
This is how it works:
- Just head over the History Center on a free day — no online reservation needed.
- Present your qualifying Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card, along with a photo ID.
- Receive a free general admission ticket.
Note that only the cardholder gets a free ticket. If you’re taking your family, regular prices apply to non-cardholders — and they must reserve their tickets separately from yours.
The program also excludes special events, special exhibitions, and ticketed shows.
Learn more about Atlanta attractions that participate in Museums on Us
View all 2023 dates for Museums on Us free admission
Free admission on Martin Luther King Day
January 20th, 2020, is a FREE admission day for everyone at the Atlanta History Center, in observance of MLK Day. You’re invited to visit the museum galleries, historic buildings, gardens, and exhibitions.
This includes FREE admission to the Cyclorama,
The Margaret Mitchell House in midtown will NOT be free.
The day will be filled with special programming, including performances, readings, and simulations of historic events. Come to explore the stories and contributions of African Americans in Atlanta.
From the History Center website:
Among this year’s highlights is a performance of Walking Through the Valley written by Addae Moon, Atlanta History Center’s Director of Museum Theatre. Set in 1963, a young activist is asked by the “powers that be” to alter the language in a speech he’s written for what will become an historic event. He envisions a conversation with four iconic freedom fighters in an effort to decide whether a compromise will best serve the greater good.
You’ll also be able to view the center’s latest exhibit, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.
The exhibit explores the African American struggle for full citizenship and racial equality after the Civil War. It features art, historical artifacts, photographs, and media — including programming created specifically for Atlanta audiences like performances, lectures, discussion, and interactive activities for all ages. Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow runs from January 18 through June 30, 2020.