General Admission Photo Policy

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Guests are welcome to take photos at Atlanta History Center on their phones; however, all other photography sessions, personal or commercial, require a permit which must be obtained in advance through our Private Events department.

If you are interested in scheduling a private personal photo shoot, proposal, styled photo shoot, commercial photo shoot, or photography workshop, please visit our Private Photo Shoots page, or contact: 404-814-4090 or


  • All guests must purchase an admission ticket to explore the Atlanta History Center Museum, our historic houses, and the surrounding 33 acres of Goizueta Gardens—even if the sole intent of your visit is to take photos.
  • Photography can only take place during normal operating hours.
  • Use of a professional handheld camera is not permitted without express consent from a guest engagement ambassador at the admission desk. If approved, you will receive a lanyard that signifies you have received permission to use a professional camera during your visit without a permit.
  • Approved exceptions include members of the media, film scouts, social media influencers working in partnership with Atlanta History Center, and tourists traveling with a professional handheld camera.
  • Photography should not disrupt any aspect of a private event—setup included—nor the experience of other guests on our campus.
  • General admission photography may be prohibited in certain areas of our campus due to a private event, construction, collections maintenance, etc., in which case all visitors must comply with signage or direction from staff.
  • Video and/or audio recording of Atlanta History Center employees are prohibited at all times. Unless granted special permission, recording is also prohibited in any on-campus theater spaces or certain exhibits designated as “no recording areas,” including but not limited to showings of Monument: The Untold Story of Stone Mountain in Kennedy Theater and Cyclorama: The Big Picture showtimes. Film requests must be coordinated through Atlanta History Center media relations.

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