Mark Your Calendars for FREE Museum Admission From Smithsonian

Smithsonian magazine has designated Saturday, September 22 as the 14th annual Museum Day, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket.

The annual event allows museums nationwide to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is “Women Making History,” honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.

Courtesy of Delta Flight Museum


Saturday, September 22, 2018



Museums in all 50 states have already signed up to participate in Smithsonian magazine’s 2018 Museum Day, the largest event of its kind. More than 1,300 museums are expected to participate this year, and this is where to visit in the Atlanta Metro (and all of Georgia!)

Delta Flight Museum (Atlanta)

Gone With The Wind Museum (Marietta)

Barrington Hall (Roswell)

Marietta Museum of History (Marietta)

Bulloch Hall (Roswell)

William Root House Museum & Garden (Marietta)

Archibald Smith Plantation (Roswell)

Southern Railway Museum (Duluth)

Road To Tara Museum (Jonesboro)

Bartow History Museum (Cartersville)

Funk Heritage Center (Waleska)

Southern Quilt Museum (Carrollton)

To find participating museums beyond Georgia, look here.

To see a list of the best Atlanta Metro museums overall, look here.



Those wishing to attend and participate in Museum Day 2018 can visit to download a Museum Day ticket beginning on August 15. Each ticket grants the ticket holder, and one guest, free access to any participating museum on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address.

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Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

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