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Atlanta

Georgia State Capitol

This prominent Atlanta historical site is home to priceless Civil War and Georgia State flag collection and houses a Museum that preserves exhibits, events and history of the capitol building. There are artifacts, memorabilia and art that detail the building’s history. On the grounds, state historical markers commemorate the 1864 Battle of Atlanta that almost completely destroyed the entire city. Statues memorialize a 19th-century Georgia governor and his wife -- Joseph and Elizabeth Brown, a Confederate general -- John B. Gordon, and a former senator -- Richard B. Russell. Former governor and President Jimmy Carter stands with sleeves rolled up -- a man at work! Also see the portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. on the governor`s wall. Observe Atlanta history in this building.