Museum Day Live: 39 Georgia museums are free this Saturday

Along with celebrating the beginning of fall, Smithsonian Magazine is adding yet another reason to get excited about the weekend − some free culture peeping to complement your leaf peeping.

Museum Day Live! is Saturday, Sept. 23, and offers free admission to more than 1,200 museums across the country. Nearly 40 Georgia museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Gone With the Wind Museum and Bulloch Hall,  are participating by offering free admission.

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The annual celebration is a way to pique the artistic curiosity of children, teenagers and millennials, according to

“This effort is meant to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly middle schoolers, high schoolers, and those in their early 20’s,” read a statement on the site. “More than being a token field trip, museums and cultural institutions can provide that spark for young people that lives on past their visit.”

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How Museum Day Works:

  1. Find your participating museum.
  2. Download a ticket
  3. Head to the approved museums on Sept. 23. 

Where your admission is free in metro Atlanta:

Bulloch Hall, Roswell

Barrington Hall, Roswell

Achirbald Smith Plantation Home, Roswell

Gone With the Wind Museum, Marietta

Marietta Museum of History, Marietta

William Root House Museum and Garden, Marietta

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw

Road to Tara Museum, Jonesboro

Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth

Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum, Carrolton

David J. Spenceer CDC Museum, Atlanta

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), Atlanta

The Wren’s Nest, Atlanta

For a complete list of Georgia museums participating in Museum Day Live 2017, visit the Smithsonian’s website.

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