Exploring Atlanta’s Rich History

Planning a trip to historic Atlanta is a great idea if you want to see some of the unique history and culture of America. The city of Atlanta is home to several historical sites including the Martin Luther King historical site and Fox Theatre. There are several guided tours you can take to learn about the various tourist attractions in the area, as well as several shopping and unique dining opportunities you can enjoy during your visit. There are several historic homes and hotels in Atlanta, GA, to choose from, which will make your entire vacation exceptional. Here are some of the best places to visit on your next trip to Atlanta.

Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site

This is one of the most unique landmarks in America. The site includes a number of facilities that allow visitors to learn more learn about the nonviolent ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. Stop by the visitor center for a brief orientation to start your visit, and be sure to sign up for one of their walking tours, highlighting some of the most important historical Civil Rights locations in the city.

Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s top historic destinations as well as one of the most premiere performance venues in the country. In 1976, a restoration project gave the Fox Theatre new life and returned the theatre to its former grandeur and elegance.

Today, The Fox Theatre hosts nearly 300 performances each year and draws over 750,000 visitors to either catch a live show or take a tour of the National Historic Landmark. A tour of the Fox Theatre guides guests through the incredible story of the Fox Theatre’s historical significance and incredible restoration, showcasing some of the finest must-see details of the theatre’s interior including Might Mo, the world’s largest working Moller theatre organ, boasting over 4,000 pipes.

Atlanta History Center

For a unique experience, visit the Atlanta History Center. This center was founded in 1926, and has recently come into recognition again as it was used in the popular film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Center is home to 32 acres of beautiful gardens, trails, and woodland areas. There are two historic houses on the property, the Swan House and the Smith Family Farm. Take home some souvenirs after you visit the museum gift shop filled with pictures and other mementos of the Center. Search for hotel reservations in downtown Atlanta to enjoy your stay and give yourself plenty of time to enjoy the center and shopping of the area.

College Football Hall of Fame

If you want to experience the newest attraction in Atlanta, spend some time in the College Football Hall of Fame. College football fans will truly appreciate all the school helmets and other memorabilia featured throughout the Hall of Fame. For a truly unparalleled fan experience, visitors to the Hall of Fame can completely immerse themselves into the world of College Football and test their skills in the interactive exhibits or sit back as in the high definition panoramic theater showing of “The Game of Your Life” for a behind the scenes glimpse into college gameday.

Visitors to Atlanta are treated to the unique opportunity to surround themselves with a storied past as well as a promising future. Make sure your Atlanta accommodations reflect the city’s blend of past and present by booking your stay at the Ellis Hotel. A historic Peachtree Street landmark, this downtown Atlanta boutique hotel bridges classic with contemporary like no other, infusing Atlanta’s rich history and culture into every inch of décor and design. Give yourself a breath of fresh air when it comes to your next vacation, book your Atlanta accommodations at the Ellis Hotel for an experience like no other!

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