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Best Places To Learn About Atlanta History

September 10, 2016 2:00 PM

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Established in 1732 Georgia’s history is not only memorable but also colorful. If you looking for historical and memorable areas Atlanta is home to a lot. Historical values, tradition and passion for these important traits can be felt all in any of these places.
Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington St., S.W.
Atlanta,  GA 30334
(404) 463-4536
www.gov.georgia.gov/capitol

Of all the historical treasures in Atlanta, the Georgia State Capitol is the best. Located in the heart and soul of the city, Atlanta’s most important historical landmark is rich in history. Important to note who walked on the same Capitol grounds that you will walk on. Presidents, governors, legislators, civil rights activist groups and more. Each legislation game changers both men and women past and future at one point or another walked the Capitol grounds. The stairs to the front door alone will send chills throughout your body. Once in the Capitol you will feel the energy, passion and soul of one of history’s best places to visit. Peruse the areas on your own or be part of a group; regardless, this is the best place in Atlanta to understand the city’s history. Tours are available but not necessary.

The King Center
449 Auburn Ave., N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
(404) 526.8900
www.thekingcenter.org/plan-your-visit

The King Center is a great place to visit.  Inspiring, emotional and empowering this place encompasses the beauty of it all.  For those who believe in a better tomorrow and enjoy being inspired, this is the place to go. The Eternal Flame symbolizing Dr. King’s commitment to eternal hope and truth and is genuinely inspiring. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King’s crypt are accessible to the public and highly recommended to see. It’s hard not to feel the passion of freedom this man and those around him – to this day, felt and feel. The theory of non-violent change, especially during these times, is intoxicating. This is definitely high on the list of historical places in Atlanta to visit. No disappointment here.

Underground Atlanta
50 Upper Alabama St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 523-2311
www.underground-atlanta.com

The heart of Atlanta transformed six historic city blocks into an urban market with diverse entertainment and exciting nightlife. Underground Atlanta provides guided history tours on Friday and Saturdays. Times vary so visit the website or call for additional information. Historical memorials cover topics from Civil War and Civil Rights to memorable items which are rich in history. Go for the tours, stay for lunch, dinner and/or drinks. Underground Atlanta his home to both trendy and rich historical sites and a must for people of all ages to enjoy.

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Margarett Mitchel House
979 Crescent Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309-3964
(404) 249-7015
www.atlantahistorycenter.com

Margaret Mitchell is the Pulitzer Prize- winning novelist and author of Gone With the Wind. Take a tour of the apartment where the eloquent author wrote the famous novel which later became grandiose cinematic love story. Check out new exhibitions like Margaret Mitchell: A Passion for Character and The Making of a Movie Legend: Gone With the Wind. Visit the website for schedule, events and additional information.

World Of Coca Cola
121 Baker St., N.W,
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 676-5151
www.worldofcoca-cola.com

The World of Coca-Cola is the only place where visitors can explore the captivating history of Coca-Cola. The home of the world’s most recognized beverage brand has welcomed over 23 million guests in the past 25 years by immersing visitors with Coca-Cola heritage and artifacts. Representing over 30 countries from France to Korea and Zimbabwe products and items will astonish visitors of all ages. Towards the end of your visit there’s a tasting room with all of Coca-Cola products. This historical venue is interesting and tasty. Visit the website for schedules and additional information

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Journalist, public relations specialist and insurance agent, Spector moved to Kennesaw from Miami in 2001. Her passion for writing stems from her grandma’s love of reading. Author of the “Ask Linda” column in the Sentinel and several articles. In 2012 Kennesaw State University awarded her “Best News Story Award.” Goals include communicating news and helping small businesses navigate the digital global terrain. Read more on Examiner.com.

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