Even the plants including those of pre-settlement Georgia serve as exhibits and history witnesses at the Atlanta History Center. Besides usual exhibitions, this vast space contains gardens, buildings, Kenan Research Center, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and Veteran's Park.
Connor Brown Discovery Trail designed for kids offers them interactive discovery stations provoking imagination and exploration. The Smith Family Farm, with its flowers-ornated yard, slave cabin, vegetable garden, cotton and corn fields, gives visitors and idea of traditional Georgian lifestyle in the times of the Civil War. The Swan House is a showcase of 1930s lush lifestyle. Other historic buildings are the Wood Family Cabin and Margaret Mitchell House.
Signature exhibitions include ones dedicated to the War of North and South, Southern folk arts, etc. The “StoryCorps” oral history program features an archive of over 45,000 interviews and is weekly broadcasted.
Lectures, family festivals and other regular events dedicated to Georgia inhabitants including Native Americans make the Atlanta History Center a place where history is kept alive.