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ATL History and Local Lunch 🤩

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Atlanta History Center. Hello explorers! If you're looking for history, knowledge and adventure, big things await you to be discovered at the Atlanta History Center.

With this plan, you’ll tour two historic homes at the Atlanta History Center, including the elegant 1928 Swan House, and learn about each site as you go. Afterward, you’ll take a short 5-minute drive down the street to Sauce Buckhead for their original thin crust pizza recipe created by their father Silvano. Sauce Buckhead is a black-owned local restaurant that deserves your support.

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Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

This all-inclusive, 33-acre historic experience is perfect for exploring and education. The campus has one of the nation’s largest museums. If you’re looking to experience Atlanta’s past, then it’s worth the $23 you’ll pay to get in. Once you’re on the ground, you should explore everything you can but make sure to visit the two houses below!

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Swan House 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

The Swan House is one of our favorite spots. Through their iconic blue doors, you’ll find a world of culture, commerce, quality, and comfort. The building itself was constructed in 1928 at the end of the Jazz Age. It was built for Emily and Edward Inman, a famous capitalist, politician, and civic leader, of which the Inman Park neighborhood is also named after.

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Smith Family Farm House 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

The Smith Family Farm was the boyhood home of Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. This rural plantation house was built in the 1840s, with a smokehouse, slave gardens, and costumed interpreters. Tour the Smith Family Farm to learn about Joseph Smith Jr., the first prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While you’re at it, visit the nearby Sacred Grove, where Joseph received a vision of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. All of these tours are free and covered under the Atlanta History Center admissions.

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Sauce Buckhead 25 Irby Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

After a day of experiencing Atlanta history, let’s get some food at a local black-owned business. Sauce Buckhead is a great lounge and the perfect place to grab a cocktail and enjoy delicious Italian food. The menu focuses on the Betti Brothers original thin crust pizza recipe. They use only the freshest and top-quality ingredients such as organic flour with very little gluten, imported Italian Buffalo Mozzarella, and Tomatoes with your choice of delicious toppings.