Members receive complimentary access to all Atlanta History Center has to offer.
Our members play a critical role in helping us to fulfill our mission to connect people, history, and culture. As an active participant in our communities, Atlanta History Center is fully committed to uniting Atlanta’s diverse audiences through history.
Members receive complimentary access to everything we have to offer—exhibitions, historic houses, gardens and trails, special activities, and an assortment of family programming throughout the year.
Swap and Save
Show your Atlanta History Center membership card when you visit participating Atlanta attractions between September 1–30, 2021 and receive $10 off a membership purchase.
Swap the savings during the annual SWAPtember event at 17 metro Atlanta attractions! Show your Atlanta History Center membership card when you visit participating Atlanta attractions between September 1-30, 2021 and receive $10 off a membership purchase.
Or show your membership card from one of these participating attractions at Atlanta History Center and get $10 off your membership purchase with us. We are also offering a $5 off onsite admission in September with proof of your membership card from one of these participating locations.
Some attractions are also offering additional discounts on general admission during the month-long savings event. For full offer details, visit the below participating attraction’s website.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Atlanta History Center
Bartow History Museum
Booth Western Art Museum
The Breman Museum
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Dekalb History Center
High Museum of Art
Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
MOCA GA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia)
Tellus Science Museum
Georgia Aquarium (Admission-based discount only)
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|Guest passes (valid for use at MMH)*||1||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||2|
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|Invitations to Member events||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Homeschool Day Discount||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Early Access to Summer Camps||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Summer Camp Discount||$50 off||$50 off||$50 off||$50 off||$50 off||$75 off||$75 off||$75 off||$75 off|
|Museum Shop Discount||10%||10%||10%||10%||10%||20%||20%||20%||20%||20%||20%|
|Discounted admission to lectures|
& genealogy workshops
|Subscription to Connect program guide||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Digital Subscription to History Matters||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Print & Digital Subscription to|
|Free admission to our author talks||2||All||All||All||All||All||All|
|Recognition in History Matters magazine||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Invitation to Insiders Events||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Give Your Way||x||x||x||x||x||x|
|Tickets to Candlelight Nights|
& Haunted Halloween
|Invitation to The 1926 Forum||x|
*Reciprocal Membership Programs
- Unlimited free general admission to the Atlanta History Center’s Buckhead campus (AHC) and to the Margaret Mitchell House campus (MMH)
- Guest pass(es)
- Invitations to member events
- Museum Shop discounts
- Subscription to Connect
- Digital Subscription to History Matters
- Reciprocal benefits (will vary depending on membership level)
- $3 off admission for up to 4 people to Rhodes Hall and Hay House through our partnership with The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
- Fully tax deductible, unless specified
- Unlimited free general admission for 1 adult
- 1 guest pass
- Reciprocal benefits through Time Travelers
- Unlimited free admission for 2 adults
- 2 guest passes
- Unlimited free admission for 2 adults and 4 children
- 2 guest passes
- $50 discount on Summer Camps at AHC and MMH
- Unlimited free admission for 2 adults, 4 children, 4 guests
- 2 guest passes
- Digital and Print Subscription to History Matters
Additional levels available through our Insider program.
Do I need to reserve admission tickets for my visit?
It is not required, though reservations for a timed entry are highly recommended to visit the Atlanta History Center. All members are admitted for free upon presentation of your current membership card or picture ID. Members may reserve their free visit times in advance online. Login with your AHC membership number to reserve your visit. Select a ticket and the desired date of visit and entry time. Upon completion of purchase, you will receive a confirmation email containing a print-at-home ticket for your chosen entry time.
How do I reserve my timed tickets?
Once you visit our website, click the “Get Tickets” tab. Look for “Members Tickets” and enter your member ID. You will then see the timed ticket options. Once you complete the whole reservation process, you should receive a confirmation email sent to the email you provided. Please check all inbox, spam and otherwise, if you do not see it. This will be at no cost to you. You can present your confirmation when you arrive. For additional support, please contact the membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 404.814.4101.
Can I purchase timed tickets onsite?
Yes, though we suggest advanced reservations.
Can I use my guest passes for timed tickets?
You will be able to drop off your physical guest passes with our Guest Experience team once you check in on-site. For online reservations, you can include up to 2 additional persons to your reservation if you have physical guest passes to redeem.
How do I find my membership number?
Your member ID can be found under the barcode of your membership card. If you do not know your membership number or need your digital card resent, please contact us at email@example.com or at 404.814.4101.
How can I change my membership information?
You can send us your change of information at firstname.lastname@example.org call us at 404.814.4101.
What should I do if I’ve lost or cannot find my membership card?
You can always bring your photo ID to Admissions for verification of your membership status. You could also email us at email@example.com call us at 404.814.4101 to schedule your digital card to be resent.
You have my home address, but I don’t receive communications from you. What’s wrong?
At some time, you may have checked a box that you didn’t want to be contacted via mail. You may request to change your contact preferences at any time by calling 404.814.4101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get further involved with the Atlanta History Center?
Further your connection with the Atlanta History Center by becoming a volunteer. You’ll make new friends, contribute to the community, educate the public, gain marketable experience, sharpen your valued skills, and find an outlet for your creative energy or a worthwhile activity for your retirement. Whether you prefer working on your own or with the public, the Atlanta History Center has a special volunteer job waiting just for you! For more information, please email email@example.com call 404.814.4115.
How do I add the membership card to my iPhone?
Access the email from your smartphone and click the “Download” button, then click “Add to Wallet” and “Add.” The card will automatically go to your iPhone’s Apple Wallet. It can be accessed in your Apple Wallet at any time.
How do I add the membership card to my Android phone?
Android users need to download Wallet Passes from Google Play. After you have the app, access the email from your smartphone and click “Download” in the membership email, and the card will automatically go to your Wallet Passes app, where it can be accessed at any time.
I’d prefer not to use this digital membership card, what should I do?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You have the option of opting out of the digital cards.
I don’t have a mobile phone, what can I do?
Please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 404.814.4101. A physical card can be provided instead.
My family member is the second named adult on the membership account, how can they receive the card?
Android Navigate to the back of the card (tap on the small “i” on the front) and use the “Share Pass” button to send the card to your secondary member.
iOS Navigate to the back of the card (tap on the “…” button on the front), then tap on the share icon at the top right to send the card to your secondary member.
If you are an iOS user, you will find the share icon at the top right on the back of the card.
I downloaded my card but I can’t find it.
If you have an iPhone, the card will automatically download to Apple Wallet. Check the app for Apple Wallet for your new card (scroll through any cards that are already there–it may be hiding!). If you have an Android, you’ll need to download Wallet Passes from the Play Store prior to downloading the card.
Can I become a member or renew my membership online?
You may renew your membership at any time online. Visit atlantahistorycenter.com, click on “Membership,” which is under the heading “Support,” and then on “Renew.”
When will I receive my membership cards?
If you joined or renewed by mail or phone, please allow two to four weeks from the time your payment is processed to receive your membership materials. You will receive your cards and guest passes to your preferred email, unless you have opted-out. If you joined or renewed online, please check the attachment to your confirmation email which will have a temporary membership card as well as your guest passes.
Can I visit the Atlanta History Center before I receive my membership card?
You may visit the Atlanta History Center immediately after making your payment online simply by showing your order confirmation, along with your photo ID(s) at admissions. If you have just renewed your membership, having your old membership card or membership # on hand, if available, will be helpful.
Will my employer match my gift?
Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some may even triple the amount of your gift! Many companies also match volunteer hours or gifts from spouses, retirees, and board members. To find out if your company will match your gifts to the Atlanta History Center, go to atlantahistorycenter.com/matchinggifts and enter your employer’s name where indicated. If your company is eligible, simply request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift to: Atlanta History Center
Attn: Development Office
130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
If you do not see your company on the list, ask your Human Resources representative or Charitable Giving/Grants Department if it sponsors a matching gift program. Matching gifts account for nearly $30,000 each year in significant additional support for the Atlanta History Center. Thank you for your help!
Does My Atlanta History Center Membership Include Reciprocal Benefits at other Institutions?
Yes, the History Center participates in four reciprocal benefit programs outlined below. Please be sure to have your current membership card with you when visiting program participants.
Please note: Participants and benefits for each program are subject to change every year. Please call ahead as some museums do not accept members from other local museums.
For all membership levels: We participate in Time Travelers, a nationwide program that allows you benefits at over 150 historical museums.
For the Sustaining level ($160) & above: We participate in the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admission Program.* This program gives you admission benefits at gardens, arboreta, and conservatories throughout the nation, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and the Cayman Islands.
Please note: This does not include admission benefits at Atlanta Botanical Garden and program participants and benefits are subject to change every January.
We also participate in ROAM-Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums. This program offers members access to a multitude of fantastic art and history museums.
For the Director’s Roundtable level ($1,000) & above: We participate in the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program which gives you benefits at a great array of museums throughout the Southeast.
How do I receive member discounts?
Simply show your membership card in our Museum Shops and at Admissions for discounts. For purchases made online, simply login to your account using the Member ID number on your membership card to receive discounts.
I have several people planning to visit Atlanta History Center with me. Does my membership extend to them?
Membership and guest passes may not be sold or transferred or used in any way for commercial purposes, such as by tour guides to provide access to the Atlanta History Center for customers of the tour guide. Members may use their member discount on specialized tours for the number of people their membership allows. Example: Dual members may utilize the discount for the person named on their membership and one additional person. Sustaining and Sponsor members may use their discount for the two named adults, four children and four guests of their choosing. Benefactor’s Circle level members and above may use their discount for the two named adults, four children and six guests of their choosing. In the event members come to the Atlanta History Center or Margaret Mitchell House with a group, members may use their benefits to enter free of charge. However, if the group is receiving a specialized tour that is outside the normal offerings to general admissions guests, members will pay the group admission rate for the services they are receiving.
I only have two children; may I bring two other children with my Family Membership?
Yes, each membership (except Individual and Dual) allows the named member up to 4 children under 18 to accompany them.
Can I bring a guest when I visit?
Yes, you can. You will receive a guest pass along with your membership card(s). Please reference your membership benefits as some membership levels permit additional guests that do not require using guest passes.
Can I lend my card to a friend or family member?
Your membership is non-transferable, allowing only those adults listed on the membership cards access along with guests and children depending on the membership level. We try to keep our membership prices affordable for as many people as possible, please encourage your friends & family to join so they can also enjoy the many benefits of membership.
I have several people planning to visit Atlanta History Center with me. Does my membership extend to them?
Membership and guest passes may not be sold or transferred or used in any way for commercial purposes, such as by tour guides to provide access to the Atlanta History Center for customers of the tour guide.
Members may use their member discount on specialized tours for the number of people their membership allows. Example: Dual members may utilize the discount for the person named on their membership and one additional person. Sustaining and Sponsor members may use their discount for the two named adults, four children and four guests of their choosing. Patron level members and above may use their discount for the two named adults, four children and six guests of their choosing.
In the event members come to the Atlanta History Center or Margaret Mitchell House with a group, members may use their benefits to enter free of charge. However, if the group is receiving a specialized tour that is outside the normal offerings to general admissions guests, members will pay the group admission rate for the services they are receiving.
I have several people planning to attend an author program with me. Does my membership extend to them?
Members may use their member discount on Author Programs for two people, any additional tickets may be purchased at the regular author program rate.
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