Here at Atlantic Station, we’re lucky to have many shops, services, and eateries within walking distance of our living and working quarters. We also have easy access to several exceptional attractions, like The Millennium Gate Museum.
The Millennium Gate Museum is a world-class art and history museum where visitors can discover relics of Georgia’s history through sophisticated interactive technology, film, period rooms, and special exhibitions. Its mission is to preserve and interpret Georgia’s history, art, culture and philanthropic heritage while highlighting the state’s historical and aesthetic relevance to the country and the world.
Here are three great reasons to visit The Millennium Gate Museum this fall.
Explore the “Many Lives of Andrew Young” Exhibit
Andrew Young is a notable Atlantan who has served the city for many years (you may recognize his name from your last drive downtown on Andrew Young International Boulevard!). In honor of his 90th birthday in March 2022, The Millennium Gate Museum revealed an exhibit that allows visitors to see photos and memorabilia from the 10 phases of Young’s life thus far—boyhood, minister, Civil Rights icon, congressman, UN Ambassador, Mayor of Atlanta, presenter of the Centennial Olympic Games, businessman, philanthropist and documentarian.
The photo-worthy entrance to the Andrew Young exhibit.
Andrew Young’s inspiring story started in New Orleans but takes visitors on a journey around the world.
Get a glimpse into the life of one of America’s greatest leaders via transcribed interviews, real photos and memorabilia.
Every Atlantan would benefit from learning more about the ever-influential Young and how his work has impacted the lives of so many in the region.
This exhibit will be open to the public until October 1, 2022. Purchase tickets here!
Andrew Young visits the exhibit.
Find Inspiration for School Assignments
There’s so much to learn at The Millennium Gate Museum! Right off the bat, the museum’s design is an architectural study in classic Roman triumphal arches. Its eye-catching design won a prestigious Palladio Award for “best design of a public space” in 2006.
The Justice Statue and The Millennium Gate.
Once you enter the 12,000-square-foot interior space, you’ll be confronted with displays and relics that represent Atlanta and Georgia’s rich backgrounds. Don’t skip The Glenn Gallery, which specifically pays tribute to Atlantic Station’s amazing history!
Other highlights include The 18th Century Georgia Pioneer Gallery, which takes guests back to a simpler time (i.e., no 8-lane highways), and The Tocqueville Corridor, which introduces guests to the development of philanthropy in the U.S. and its ties to Georgia. There are also three unique period rooms to enjoy and several other galleries to explore.
Whether you or your child is tackling research for history class, art, or English, The Millennium Gate Museum can act as an excellent source of inspiration for any project or paper.
Support a Worthy Cause
The Millennium Gate Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. That means every dollar you spend at the institution goes back to supporting its mission. Your visit to The Millennium Gate Museum will help preserve relics of Georgia and Atlanta history for generations to come!
To learn more about The Millennium Gate Museum, click here.