The Swan House at the Atlanta History Center was one of many Georgia set locations used during the filming of the movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The Atlanta History Center’s Capitol Tour experience offers visitors an opportunity to pay tribute to Atlanta’s burgeoning film industry as well as Swan House’s new chapter in cinematic history. The Capitol Tour experience includes a guided tour through Swan House showcasing the rooms that were used during filming. Visitors will have exclusive admittance to a behind-the-scenes exhibit displaying photos from the production at Swan House and select props from the film. Snap a photo at two unique photo opportunities presenting recreations of portions of sets from scenes in the movie. Once the tour leaves the interior of Swan House, visitors may head outdoors to explore the gardens and lawn and capture more photo opportunities from the film.
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November 12, 1889
Gov. John B. Gordon signed legislation opening the University of Georgia to white female students.
November 7, 1972
Andrew Young became the first African American elected to Congress from Georgia since Reconstruction.
To celebrate Halloween, we combed through the archives searching for Atlanta’s spookiest mansions. Sadly, none of the houses remain standing today.
Houses in order of appearance:
George L. King House - Undated
Georgia Governor’s Mansion - c. 1905
William R. Hill House - c. 1878
Dr. John R. Hopkins House - c. 1920
Benjamin F. Abbott House - c. 1895
Mrs. Augustus M. Robinson House - c. 1895
October 19, 1960
Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested while conducting a sit-in at the Magnolia Room at Rich’s Department Store.
Here’s an account of the sale of “perishable property” and “land and negroes” of James Carter, filed in 1859. James Carter was the great-great-great grandfather of James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr., the thirty-ninth President of the United States.
Learn more about the James Carter estate sale record.