Booking your stay in Atlanta and looking for a great landmark to stay near? Look into the hotels near the Atlanta History Center. The vast 33 acres of the Atlanta History Center holds Civil War homes, a farm, and exquisite gardens beautifully intact from the early years of the Civil War. Although some hotels are located near the downtown, you’re never more than 20 minutes from the many attractions of Downtown Atlanta or the unique look at a time long past at the Atlanta History Center.
Atlanta is a great city to experience year-round. The historic aspects are just a taste of all that Atlanta has to offer the savvy traveler. The Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio Tours, Atlanta Zoo, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Philips Arena, Turner Field, and much more are within a few minutes’ drive of your hotel. Hotels near the Atlanta History Center will provide you with access to the History Center itself, while still being close to the other attractions of interest.
What You’ll Find at the Atlanta History Center…
You will truly have a unique visit if you stay in hotels near the Atlanta History Center. One trip to the center allows you to experience Civil War memorabilia, reenactments, and a revolving series of exhibits sure to thrill your whole family. You will receive a chance to see the unique Swan Gardens, the historic Smith Farm, the Margaret Mitchell House, and much more. These unique 33 acres are beautifully preserved from the Civil War era and will give you a small taste of what Atlanta looked like in the days of the Old South.
Many gardens call Atlanta History Center their home. Take time to wander through Quarry Garden, where you will find hundreds of plants found in the Civil War era. Swans Wood Trail spans 10 miles and oversees land where cotton fields stood, tulip trees flourish, and the Garden for Peace is located. Kids love the Discovery Trail where interactive exhibits engage them in exploring the land.
If you plan on doing as much sightseeing as you can during your trip to Atlanta, then you should look into getting the Atlanta City Pass. You can find it online and it will save you a bit on admissions to six of Atlanta’s attractions, such as the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio Tours, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and even the Atlanta History Center.
Getting around Downtown Atlanta is relatively straight forward. The public bus system is efficient, and if you are staying in a hotel near the Atlanta History Center, such as Embassy Suites Downtown at Centennial Olympic Park, the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown, the Holiday Inn Atlanta Downtown –Centennial Park, and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown, you will be able to walk to many of the attractions, restaurants, and shops. If you plan to travel farther from the city, you may want to book a rental car, that is assuming you are not driving your own vehicle.