Roots of the Past: Exploring an 1860s Georgia Farm

Explore our 19th century Smith Family Farm, including the original 1840s farm house and authentic period furnishings, detached open-hearth kitchen, barn, outbuildings, gardens, and friendly farm animals. Students participate in daily chores, craft-making, and watching demonstrations of 19th century jobs such as blacksmithing and woodworking. Students will learn about the methods of work, the importance of community partnerships, and the specific historical and social challenges and benefits of farming in the Georgia Piedmont during the late 1800s.

For more information, please email schooltours@atlantahistorycenter.com.

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Please Note:

This is an outdoor program; please dress for the forecasted weather. In case of heavy rain, the program is rescheduled or performed indoors. Please note, not all activities are handicapped accessible.

Additional Information

Title I schools receive free tours during December 2017, January and February 2018. Due to high demand and limited availability, there is a $50 deposit due at the time of booking your tour to reserve your date. This payment will only be processed if you cancel your tour.

The cost for all guided tours is $8 per student. Guided tours require one chaperone (admitted free) per 10 students. Admission for each additional chaperone is $8.

Full payment is required 3 weeks prior to your visit to guarantee your reservation for all tours. If booking less than 3 weeks in advance, full payment is due immediately.

Confirmation of day and time and Arrival Information will be sent via email. Please bring your confirmation with you on the day of your tour to ensure the group rate.

Your payment is not refundable if you cancel your school tour and do not reschedule. Payments are refunded only in the case of school closings.

There is a $25 administrative fee should you need to reschedule your tour. You must notify the Atlanta History Center at least 3 days in advance. With advance notice your payment can be applied to a new tour date, plus the administrative fee.

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Funding for Atlanta History Center's school programs is generously provided by:

  • The Zeist Foundation
  • Fulton County Arts Council
  • The Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Georgia Council for the Arts
  • The Connolly Family Foundation
  • David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund
  • The Frances Wood Wilson Foundation
  • The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation
  • The Emily Winship Scott Foundation
  • The Besse Johnson and George Blanton Allen Memorial Foundation
  • The Bright Wings Foundation

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