Along with a tour of Georgia’s history from its foundations as a colony, Scouts will get guided access to the Top of the Arch Room, six stories up, filled with even more history and a stunning view of the city.
If there’s one thing we love, it’s being surprised by our city. And who knew there was a tiny museum packing a huge punch of art and history tucked just under that big archway in the middle of Atlantic Station? Close in proximity to, but worlds away from the shops, the coffee, the movies and IKEA is a treasure trove of artwork, history and creativity. The Millennium Gate Museum was founded in 2008 as a way to connect Georgia to the rest of the world through history and art. At the heart of Georgia is an international city, after all (that’s us, folks), and Atlanta has been historically called “The Gate City.” The Gate itself is a classically styled monumental arch, designed in the tradition of classical Roman triumphal arches that have been built around the world. All that to say it’s mighty beautiful architecture.
And now, dear Scouts, you get a true VIP tour in this Scoutmob exclusive. You’ll get a look at Georgia history from its pre-Columbian Native American history and 16th century Spanish settlement of the coast, and take in artifacts from the very founding of the state by General Oglethorpe’s creation of the Colony of Georgia. You’ll also see how Georgia’s famous families still influence us today - you may recognize some big names like Candler and Woodruff. But what makes this a VIP tour? Well, Scouts, we’re glad you asked- you get guided access to the Top of the Arch Room, six stories up, filled with even more history and a stunning view of the city. All of that, plus interactive exhibits and immersive theatre? Let’s be real- it’s so much easier to learn by doing, so quit reading this and go see for yourself.