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10 Treasures at Georgia's Museums

Georgia's museums showcase fascinating places and inspiring objects.

  • Margaret Mitchell's Apartment

    See the historic space in Atlanta where Margaret Mitchell wrote "Gone With the Wind."

Georgia's museums are packed with treasures to surprise, educate and delight visitors. Here are 10 treasures you'll only find in the Peach State. 

  • Margaret Mitchell's Apartment

    At Atlanta’s historic Margaret Mitchell House, you can tour the actual apartment where the Pulitzer Prize-winner penned “Gone With the Wind.” 

  • Smith Family Barn

    On the life-sized, working antebellum farm on Atlanta History Center’s urban campus, actors portray parts such as a blacksmith and a plantation manager while farm animals provide interactive education for kids of all ages. 
  • Danny Lyon Collection

    For a visual history of the Civil Rights Movement, including black-and-white images of demonstrations, riots and arrests all around the South, look no further than the Albany Civil Rights Institute, where you’ll find a collection by the first official Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) photographer.
  • One-Room Schoolhouse

    Step back in time at Cartersville’s Bartow History Museum, where you can sit in a one-room schoolhouse, just like early Georgians did. 
  • Gallery of Presidential Letters

    Gain insight into the U.S. presidents through their letters and photographs displayed at this unexpected gallery at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville.
  • Roosevelt's Unfinished Portrait

    Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site in Warm Springs displays a portrait-in-progress. The 32nd president had a stroke while posing for it and died shortly after.  

  • Filmore East Room

    Allman Brothers fans will love this special room in The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House, in the band’s adopted hometown of Macon. The instrumental “Hot-lanta” from their “At Filmore East” album, was conceived in this very room. 
  • Mosasaur

    The 26-foot carnivorous marine dinosaur towers over visitors to Georgia Southern University Museum in Statesboro. The 78 million-year-old fossil is indicative of an inhabitant of Georgia’s waters during the Mesozoic Era. 
  • Forrest Gump's Bench

    You can take your picture in Savannah's Chippewa Square where Forrest Gump quoted his momma's philosophy about life, but you won't find the bench where he sat waiting for the bus. Instead, run five or six blocks down West Liberty Street to the Savannah History Museum, where you can see the movie prop on display.
  • Boehm Porcelain Sculptures

    Complementing the live floral displays at Massee Lane Gardens, the Annabelle Lundy Fetterman Porcelain Museum in Fort Valley features the world’s largest public display of intricate Boehm porcelain sculptures.