Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Atlanta History Museum

This last weekend I went to the Atlanta History Museum and I was pleasantly surprised.  The museum covered everything from the Civil War to the 1996 Olympics, to the good that Martin Luther King did.  One of my favorite parts was the tour of Swan House.  It is an old mansion that was donated to the museum and is now a part of their over 30 acres of property. The house was beautiful inside and out, although we were not permitted to take pictures of the inside I borrowed some from the Atlanta History Center website.  Those pictures are marked. Enjoy.

The outside, back entrance of the Swan House.

Beautiful statues in the Garden.

Me arriving for my tour.

The actual "Front" of the house.  This house is also said to be where parts of Catching Fire were filmed.

The lovely Garden.

The lovely green sitting room, via the Atlanta History Center.

Which way to go?

The lucky elephant.

A perfect path.

Memorabilia from the Civil War.

Remembering those who lost their lives.

The closing ceremony at the 1996 Olympic Games.

A picture showing the re-birth and growth of Atlanta after the civil war.

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