Every year Atlanta History Center holds the Fall Folklife Festival, an event that allows visitors to experience life back in the old south. The heart of the festival took place at the Atlanta History Center's 1860s Smith Family Farm where festival-goers of all ages enjoyed engaging activities that provide a thorough explanation of the fall harvest and preparation for the colder months ahead – before the invention of central heat. Garden tours, cooking and preserving demonstrations, woodworking and blacksmithing activities, as well as live musical performances and food truck vendors were some of the many activities offered during the festival.
Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive, thirty-three-acre destination featuring the Atlanta History Museum, one of the nation’s largest history museums; two historic houses, the 1928 Swan House and the 1860 Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; the Kenan Research Center; the Grand Overlook event space; Chick-Fil-A at the Coca-Cola Café, a museum shop, and 22 acres of Historic Gardens with paths and the kid-friendly Connor Brown Discovery Trail.
In addition, the History Center operates the Margaret Mitchell House located in Midtown Atlanta. For information on Atlanta History Center offerings, hours of operation and admission call 404.814.4000 or visit AtlantaHistoryCenter.com.