Hours & Directions

130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
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Atlanta History Center Hours of Operation 

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: Noon - 5:30 PM
Gardens and Grounds close at 5:15 PM
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Kenan Research Center Hours of Operation

Wednesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday - Tuesday: Closed


Holiday Hours of Operation

The Atlanta History Center and the Kenan Research Center are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. In addition, the Kenan Research Center will be closed on the following days: November 23 and 24.

The Atlanta History Center is open 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM on Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. 


Driving Directions

FROM NORTH OF ATLANTA GOING SOUTH ON I-75: 

Take I-75 South to the West Paces Ferry Road exit (#255). At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto West Paces Ferry Road. Go approximately 2.7 miles. The Atlanta History Center will be on your right.

FROM NORTH OF ATLANTA GOING SOUTH ON I-85: 

Take I-85 South to the Cheshire Bridge/Lenox Road exit (#88). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Lenox Road. Go approximately 1.9 miles until Lenox intersects with Peachtree Road. (Landmark: Lenox Square Mall) Turn left onto Peachtree Road. Go approximately two miles. At the intersection of Peachtree, Roswell and West Paces Ferry Roads, turn right onto West Paces Ferry Road. Go through two traffic lights. The Atlanta History Center will be on your left.

FROM SOUTH OF ATLANTA GOING NORTH ON I-75 (OR FROM DOWNTOWN): 

Take I-75 North to the West Paces Ferry Road exit (#255.) At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Northside Parkway. At the very next light, turn right onto West Paces Ferry Road. Go approximately 2.7 miles. The Atlanta History Center will be on your right.

FROM SOUTH OF ATLANTA GOING NORTH I-85: 

Take I-85 North. (I-85 and I-75 come together in downtown Atlanta.) When I-85 and I-75 split, follow I-75. Take I-75 North. Then follow the directions listed above as "From South of Atlanta going North on I-75."

FROM DOWNTOWN ATLANTA WITHOUT TAKING THE INTERSTATE: 

Go north on Peachtree Street (towards Buckhead). After approximately six miles, you will see a stone cathedral (St. Phillip's) that looks like it's in the middle of the road. Turn left onto Andrews Drive immediately before the cathedral. (Peachtree Road will curve sharply to the right at this point.) Stay on Andrews Drive for almost one mile. The Andrews Drive entrance to the Atlanta History Center is the last driveway on the right. If you get to the intersection of the West Paces Ferry and Andrews, you can turn right and the Atlanta History Center main entrance will be on your right.

FROM 400 GOING SOUTH: 

Take the Buckhead/Lenox exit; this is the first exit after the tollbooths. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp. At the second red light, turn left onto Piedmont Road. Turn right onto Peachtree Road. Go about one mile and turn right onto West Paces Ferry Road. After the second light, the Atlanta History Center will be on your left.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

Take the MARTA train to the Buckhead Station; transfer to the #110 bus; exit bus at Peachtree and Roswell Road. Make a right on West Paces Ferry Road and proceed two blocks. History Center is located on the left.   Learn more about MARTA


Accessibility 

The Atlanta History Museum and the Kenan Research Center are accessible to people with disabilities. Paved and unpaved pathways through the History Center's gardens lead to Swan House and Tullie Smith Farm. There is limited accessibility for strollers. Visitor maps are available in English, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.