Updated on 6/2/2020 — The Atlanta History Center is still closed. You can visit the website for a list of virtual events the Center is hosting.
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.
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
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.
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 next free weekend through Museums on Us is July 4th & 5th, 2020 — IF the History Center is open then.
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:
- On the first full weekend of each month, head over to the Atlanta History Center.
- Present your qualifying Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card, along with a photo ID.
- Receive a free ticket for general admission.
Note that only the cardholder gets a free ticket. If you’re taking your family, regular prices apply to non-cardholders. The program also excludes special events, special exhibitions, and ticketed shows.
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.