Family Programs

  • Audience:
    Jul 2 2016 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

    Gather the family and explore our new cornerstone exhibition, Gatheround: Stories of Atlanta, to discover the city’s past in a new and vibrant way. Guests Meet the Past through engaging museum theatre performances, with characters drawn from some of Atlanta’s most compelling stories. Interactive activities, crafts, and live music make this a fun day for visitors of all ages.

  • Audience:
    Jul 30 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

    Grab your tennis shoes and participate in a celebration for the 20th anniversary of the Centennial Olympic Games. Competitive games throughout our 33-acre campus offer visitors a chance to try their hand at Olympic sports for the chance to win great 1996 Olympic memorabilia.

  • Located at Margaret Mitchell House
    Audience:
    Aug 20 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

    Step back in time to encounter Margaret Mitchell as a young reporter, a budding novelist, and a World War II philanthropist. Enjoy lawn games, live music, Gone With the Wind trivia, and kid-friendly activities. Guest speakers shed light on the legacy of Gone with the Wind and analyze the environment that created the bestseller.

  • Audience:
    Sep 17 2016 - 10:30am to 4:30pm

    Celebrate all things Southern at the Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folklife Festival. The Smith Family Farm provides the ideal backdrop for exploring our Southern foodways traditions with chef demos and discussions in our open hearth kitchens. Hands-on demonstrations explore Southern crafts such as basket weaving, woodworking, pottery, food preservation, and candle dipping. Sip local brews while listening to the sounds of Georgia folk musicians, visiting with regional folk artists, and exploring signature exhibitions and the fall foliage in our Goizueta Gardens.

  • Audience:
    Oct 21 2016 - 6:30pm

    Be prepared for thrills and chills as you walk through the Atlanta History Center’s foggy gardens and haunted historic houses! Families are invited to experience the 33-acre campus after dark with fun kid-friendly activities and ghostly encounters. Enjoy food for purchase and visit one of several cash bars for your favorite libation.

    This special holiday program is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers; $8 for children. 

  • Audience:
    Oct 30 2016 - 12:00pm to 5:30pm

    Visitors of all ages learn about and experience a Day of the Dead Festival. Guests enjoy traditional dancing, crafts, and authentic Mexican food and entertainment. View a display of altars honoring lost family and friends that are decorated with flowers, favorite foods, and beverages.

  • Tickets Coming Soon
    Audience:
    Repeats every week every Friday 2 times .
    Dec 9 2016 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
    Dec 16 2016 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
    Experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll through our beautifully decorated gardens and grounds, and be transported into the warm glow of the holidays. Guests are welcomed by a lively Christmas market filled with local crafts and artisanal creations. Visit our three historic houses to experience how Southerners celebrated Christmas during the pioneer days, the Civil War era, and the 1930s. Holiday traditions of years past come alive with interpreters, music, and special activities.
  • Tickets Coming Soon
    Audience:
    Repeats every week every Friday 2 times .
    Dec 9 2016 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
    Dec 16 2016 - 5:30pm to 9:30pm
    Experience Christmas past with a candlelit stroll through our beautifully decorated gardens and grounds, and be transported into the warm glow of the holidays. Guests are welcomed by a lively Christmas market filled with local crafts and artisanal creations. Visit our three historic houses to experience how Southerners celebrated Christmas during the pioneer days, the Civil War era, and the 1930s. Holiday traditions of years past come alive with interpreters, music, and special activities.