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Heritage Sandy Springs Museum

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The Heritage Sandy Springs Museum is a fascinating attraction dedicated to the history of Sandy Springs, Georgia, which is just north of Atlanta. Located within the historic Williams-Payne House, the museum features a variety of exhibits on topics related to local history, from the Native Americans and farmers who lived there in the past to its role in the Land Rush and the Civil War. If your family is interested in history, it's a great place to spend an hour or two.

Things to Do

  • Explore "Sandy Springs: Land and People", the museum's largest exhibit, which provides information on the many groups that have called the area home, including Native Americans, farmers, and modern inhabitants living in the Atlanta suburbs.
  • View other exhibits to learn all about Sandy Springs' role in the Civil War and the Land Rush, as well as how it was affected by WWII.
  • Download their free Civil War in Sandy Springs app, which helps you to learn even more about local history as you explore the city's many Civil War sites.

Heritage Sandy Springs Museum Insider Tips

  • Check their website to find information about opening times, since the museum is occasionally open only by appointment.
  • Make sure to stop by the gift shop in order to purchase educational souvenirs like history books.
  • Attend the annual Sandy Springs Festival, an exciting event that includes live entertainment, children's activities, and special events at the museum.

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