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On Tuesday, April 14, one hundred and fifty years after President Abraham Lincoln’s death, you can view a special exhibit of Lincoln memorabilia at the Atlanta Cyclorama. Items on display will include the stands that supported Lincoln’s casket and vintage newspaper reports of his assassination. The exhibit will be in the lobby from 10 am – 4 pm and is free with your paid admission to the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum. TIckets prices are: Adults $10, Seniors (65 & older) $8, and Children (4-12) $8.
Come and learn about history at one of Atlanta’s greatest historical attractions, the Atlanta Cyclorama!
The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum opened in 1921 and contains the world’s largest oil painting. The circular painting, known as a “cyclorama,” is 42 feet high X 358 feet long, and depicts the series of conflicts which encompass the Battle of Atlanta. Tours of the Cyclorama take place Tuesday through Saturday throughout the day, and include stadium seating for patrons on a revolving platform which affords a 360° view while they listen to details of the exciting events in the painting. The centerpiece of the two story museum is the Texas, the locomotive that won the Civil War adventure called “The Great Locomotive Chase.” The museum also features uniforms, guns & artillery, soldiers’ personal items, maps and other artifacts.
The Atlanta Cyclorama is conveniently located near downtown Atlanta, in Historic Grant Park, at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. For general information, and more details about this year’s special events, visit our web site: www.atlantacyclorama.org.
Photo of the Atlanta Cyclorama by Tim Redman.