Category: history - 50 Best Things to Do - Atlanta Magazine

8. Time-travel at the Southern Trilogy

Tour the mansions of Roswell's founding fathers

Yes, you can find white-columned antebellum mansions in Atlanta—just not in the city proper. Barrington Hall is one of three antebellum homes that belonged to Roswell’s founding families and are now house museums marketed as “A Southern Trilogy.” Read More

15. Hike Kennesaw Mountain

A place of scenic views and Civil War memorials

In 1864 this was the major obstacle between General William T. Sherman and his ultimate goal: Atlanta. Standing atop the 1,808-foot peak today, it’s easy to see why the site was so strategic. Read More

16. Go backstage at the Fox

Travel back in time in a tour of the city's most historical theater

The ladies-lounge chairs are exact replicas of those in the throne room of King Tut’s tomb. You’ve probably taken such details of the Fox Theatre for granted, but won’t after signing up a guided tour. Read More

19. Relive the summer of 1996

See a recap of the Centennial Olympic Games

The Centennial Olympic Games Museum at the Atlanta History Center is designed to remind you of the same thing the event announced to the world: Atlanta is a world-class city. Read More

26. Sip a Negroni on a terrace

Or lounge about in a glamorous bar

Okay, so Atlanta’s not Paris, but you can pretend you’re Owen Wilson and travel back to the Jazz Age, when the likes of Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tallulah Bankhead, and Charles Lindbergh mingled at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Read More