COVID-19 Policies

We are dedicated to creating a safe environment for our staff and guests. We have implemented procedures that help us reduce contact, maintain social distancing, and keep our facilities clean.

Safety. Procedures.

  • Following CDC public health guidelines
  • Disinfecting public areas regularly
  • Wearing masks
  • Placing plastic barriers at close contact areas
  • Limiting our capacity to allow adequate space to social distance
  • Posting helpful social distancing markers and signs
  • Implementing touchless ticketing
  • Promoting a low touch experience— some interactives are closed
  • Implementing digital wayfinding; click here to access our mobile campus map on your phone.

Safety. Guidelines.

  • We require that adults and children children over the age of 2 wear face masks or face coverings while inside buildings. Medical exceptions are allowed with a note from a doctor. There are no other exceptions.
  • Stay home if you do not feel well or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between you and others.
  • Wash your hands frequently and practice good hygiene when coughing or sneezing.
  • Follow all staff instructions.

Timed. Ticketing.

New Operating Hours


Timed Ticketing

For the safety of all guests, a limited number of visitors will be admitted every 30 minutes. All visits must be reserved by purchasing timed tickets onlineEach ticket block has limited capacity.

Members must also reserve their free visit times. Login with your AHC membership number to reserve your visit. The 9am block is reserved for members, but members may reserve tickets at any available time.

The first general admission ticket block is at 9:30am. The last ticket block is at 3pm.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are only valid for the date and time you have selected. On-site sales are limited.

You can purchase your ticket here. 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.

If you purchased a ticket prior to closure, please contact prior to your visit, and someone will be happy to assist with your reservation.

Before you arrive.

  • Print your ticket or make sure it is available on your phone.
  • Remember to bring your mask or face covering.
  • You may bring your own water. Water is also available for purchase.

When you arrive.

  • Enter at the main entrance at your reserved entry time. Have your mobile or print at home tickets ready to scan.
  • You will self-scan your ticket and be prompted to download a digital campus map.
  • Ambassadors are stationed throughout the experience to orient and assist.
  • Restrooms are available in the museum building and in Swan Woods at Wood Cabin.

What’s open.

  • Goizueta Gardens, including all trails, formal and informal gardens, and historic house gardens
  • All museum exhibitions, including Cyclorama
  • Swan House, first floor only
  • Smith Farm and Wood Cabin, interior spaces open for viewing only—no building access
  • Museum Shop
  • Souper Jenny and BRASH are open for takeout

What’s closed.

  • Atlanta History Center Midtown: Margaret Mitchell House
  • McElreath Hall
  • Swan House exhibitions

Things to remember.

  • Reserve your timed ticket
  • Arrive on time
  • Bring your mask

Reserve your ticket.

You can purchase your ticket here. Tickets are available in 30-minute blocks throughout the day. Once you select the ticket, you will be prompted to select the date of visit and time of entry.

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation containing a print-at-home ticket as well as your assigned time for entry.

In order to limit contact, on-site ticket sales are limited. All transactions are credit/debit only. Entry is not guaranteed for walk-up tickets.

Please arrive on time for your entry. Missed reservations may be required to reschedule at another available time. Due to limited capacity, there is no guarantee a time will be available same day for missed reservations.

All tickets are non-refundable, but, in the event of inclement weather, may be refunded. Please send your request to

For assistance with purchasing advance tickets, please contact


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