Atlanta Cyclorama at Atlanta History Center

Call: (404) 814-4000 or visit

UPDATE: The Battle of Atlanta cyclorama painting was moved to the Atlanta History Center as part of a project announced in 2014. The old Cyclorama building in Grant Park has been remodeled as an event space and became part of the Atlanta Zoo.

At 358 feet long, the Cyclorama claims to be the largest oil painting in the world — and the longest-running art exhibition in U.S. history. The in-the-round battle-scape depicting the 1864 Battle of Atlanta has been on display since 1893 and is housed in a Greek revival-style building next to the zoo. Guided tours every hour on the half hour. The Cyclorama is projected to close at its current location June 30, 2015, in preparation for moving.

Saturday June 6, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
The play tells the story of John Brown’s failed raid of Harpers Ferry as well as other prominent themes pre civil war African Americans faced. [click here for more]

Wednesday April 22, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
A film screening. The Documentary is structured around Randolph’s efforts during the March on Washington and the strides he took for a more equal society. A lecture will follow the film. [click here for more]

Wednesday March 25, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and the Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum will host writer, director and filmmaker Maria Agui Carter as part of the museum’s commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. [click here for more]

Wednesday March 18, 2015 08:00 PM EDT
Partnering with Urban Film Review, The Atlanta Cyclorama hosts a series of documentaries covering different themes presented by The Civil Rights Movement. Part two and three of this series explores race and its challenges. After the film, there will be a discussion about the powerful themes in the f... [click here for more]

Wednesday February 11, 2015 07:00 PM EST
A lecture by the authors William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore of Collaborators for Emancipation: Abraham Lincoln and Owen Lovejoy. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. [click here for more]

Saturday October 4, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
The complicated role of LGBTQ people in the military certainly did not begin with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Using primary documents, letters, and mixed media this program will explore the complex and often misunderstood lives and experiences of same-gender-loving men and women during the Civil War. [click here for more]

Friday August 29, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Cyclorama offers free admission to active military and veterans from Memorial Day to Labor Day. [click here for more]

Wednesday August 20, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum will present a symposium about the relevance of the Civil War today. Panelists will include William A. Link, Michael Shaffer, Hari Jones, Christy S. Coleman, and Kahlil G. Chism. [click here for more]

Saturday August 9, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
The Atlanta Cyclorama presents the story of the Civil War as told by Frederick Douglass (Masud Olufani) set to music of popular and religious tunes, work songs, and Negro spirituals, in a special performance by the international Opera Ebony. [click here for more]

Monday July 21, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
While men in the Civil War ruled the battle field and political enclaves, Southern women - both black and white - struggled to find their way in an altered social hierarchy and economic reality. Through original music, dance and spoken word, contemporary jazz tap dancer and folklorist Germaine Ingra... [click here for more]
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130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814-4000
History Museum, Historical Place

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM