Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun stops here in the beautiful, thriving city of Atlanta. There are still plenty of great things to do in Atlanta this fall, including visiting the much-acclaimed National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The National Center for Civil and Human rights is not only one of the top-rated museums in Atlanta, but it’s a leading museum in the nation dedicated to human and civil rights.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is one of the most extraordinary museums in Atlanta. It’s dedicated to the history and successes of the Civil Rights Movement in America, as well as the broader global movement toward improving human rights. the National Center for Civil and Human Rights opened in 2014 and does a remarkable job of showcasing Atlanta’s deep and significant history in the Civil Rights Movement.
As extraordinary as this museum is, it’s just one of the many great things to do in Atlanta this fall. Of course, while you’re here enjoying the best of this area, you’ll need a relaxing place to stay. Indulge in something special, and book a room at our exceptional South Metro Atlanta Bed and Breakfast – one of the best places to stay in Georgia! Book your room today!
Visit the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The world continues to face plenty of challenges regarding civil and human rights. It’s critical to understand the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America and the worldwide effort to improve human rights. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights connects us to our history and the continued struggles we have in these areas today, thus serving as a vital cultural institution in our modern world.
The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is one of the “must-do” museums in Atlanta. It features several immersive exhibitions, dynamic events and conversations, and engagement and education/training programs throughout the year. At the heart of this incredible museum are the papers and artifacts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in addition to several stories and history surrounding the broader movement. You can see all exhibits at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights here.
There’s so much to see at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, but most people spend about 1.5 hours making their way through the various exhibits. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday, Sundays from 12 pm – 5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am – 5 pm. You can choose your entrance time and buy your tickets online here. Advanced purchase of tickets is highly recommended.
More Great Museums in Atlanta
As spectacular as The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is, it’s just one of the many great museums in Atlanta. Atlanta is a multicultural city with a long and fascinating history – and nowhere is this on better display than at the city’s museums. Below are eight more museums in Atlanta to add to your list.
- For even more Civil Rights history, visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park museum, where you’ll have the chance to tour the home where this iconic Civil Rights leader was born.
- The High Museum of Art is one of the most respected museums in Atlanta, and it is also considered one of the best art museums in the country. The collection inside includes things like French art of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as touring exhibitions featuring work from Picasso and other prominent artists worldwide.
- If you’re more into contemporary art, head to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, which features modern shows by local, national, and international artists throughout the year.
- If you’re into the history of the natural world, don’t miss the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. In addition to an incredible collection of dinosaur fossils, the museum has several walking trails and outdoor exhibits in its beautiful forest.
- There’s a stunning collection of African American Art at the Hammonds House Museum.
- Learn more about the unique confluence of culture, history, and art in Atlanta at the Atlanta History Center.
- The Delta Flight Museum is perfect for aviation enthusiasts. The museum is housed in a historic airplane hangar and is dedicated to the history of the aviation industry.
- If you’re in the mood to visit one of the most exciting museums in Atlanta, don’t miss the World of Coca-Cola. This museum chronicles the history of Coca-Cola and the soda industry itself.
With so much fantastic art, culture, and history to explore in Atlanta, it’s easy to see why you’ll need at least a few days (and likely several trips) to explore it all. That’s where our #1-rated Georgia Bed and Breakfast comes in. Book your room with us today!