Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum Announces New Sunday Operating Hours

Due to the current economic downturn, it has become necessary for the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum to make operational changes.

The Atlanta Cyclorama will be open on Sunday from 12 noon until 4:00 pm, and will continue to be open from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday.

In 2008, The Atlanta Cyclorama celebrated its 110th year as a museum owned and operated by the City of Atlanta. With a program that spans three centuries, the Cyclorama is the longest running show in the country. Since 1898, the city has educated and entertained millions of visitors. The 358’ x 42’ “Battle of Atlanta” painting is displayed in a theater-in-the-round setting. As your seats rotate, our colorful history is told with music, sound effects and spectacular lighting. Depicting our heritage to international guests is made possible through narration in German, French, Japanese and Spanish. The Atlanta Cyclorama will program additional events in the near future that focus on Atlanta’s international residents and visitors.

In addition to the Battle of Atlanta program, the Cyclorama is home for numerous Civil War displays, including the locomotive TEXAS. On April 12, 1862 the TEXAS, manned by an Atlanta train crew, chased and caught the locomotive GENERAL that had been stolen by Union soldiers and spies. This 70-mile epic melodrama has been the subject of many books, TV programs and movies. There is also an excellent bookstore and gift shop.

The Cyclorama is located in Historic Grant Park next to Zoo Atlanta. There are guided tours daily. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for military and seniors, $6.00 for children 6-12 and FREE for children under 6 years old. Group rates are available and arrangements can be made for private receptions, lectures and meetings. For additional information, call 404.658.7625 / 404.624.1071 or visit the web site at: www.atlantacyclorama.org.
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