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Herndon Home

Landmarks & Historical Sites, Arts, Arts & Entertainment, Museums

Description

The Herndon Home, or Herndon Mansion as it is called locally, was built for one of the country's wealthiest black men and stands as one of Atlanta's most significant architectural successes. The home is located in what has historically been called the 'Northeast Lot' of Atlanta University, now Clark-Atlanta University.

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22 Reviews

22 Reviews

Kendra K

12/16/2014

Built in the early 1900's, the Herndon Home Museum is an elegant time capsule of history filled with inspirational messages and artifacts. Mr. Herndon himself, was an extraordinary man with the courage and ambition to prevail over any obstacle within his path to success. May his journey of success live on through the eyes and ears of museum tourist for years to come.

Julissa W

12/31/2016

Well preserved historic home museum.

Jonathan S

8/14/2017

Great historical museum

Dan L

12/21/2017

A brilliant slice of history! The story of Alonzo Herndon is inspirational and this home, forming part of his legacy, is very well preserved. This one’s a hidden gem and there’s much more to see here than the more popular swan house.

Although the hours displayed are Tuesday and Thursday, visits can be arranged and other times of the week if you book in advance.

Earl F

4/25/2018

Wow! Great staff with warm smiles. They gave an amazing tour. You see and hear about Mr. Herndon and his family. Someone once said, "You don't know where you are going, unless you know where you come from...." You will be inspired to do great things and give back.

Angela W

5/26/2018

Really enjoyed the museum!!!

Tay s

5/26/2018

Love it

Ebonie C

6/29/2018

A hidden jewel in Atlanta’s AUC/ historic West End area. The home is well kept and preserves the Herndon legacy beautifully.

iman o

6/29/2018

Great place for a field trip, beautiful home, outstanding testimony, go see what's going on!

Jessie M

7/30/2018

From enslaved to Georgia first African American millionaire

Arielle D

8/30/2018

Wish schools did more tours here. Such an inspiration and amazing home! If you even have an interest in Atlanta history or home design, check it out! Can see the Mercedes Benz stadium from the parking in the back of the house.

Jessie M

8/30/2018

The home of Alonzo Herndon, from enslaved to millionaire, Georgia first African American millionaire. Alonzo Herndon was th2 founder of Atlanta Life Insurance Company and his son Norris Herndon, was the banker behind ths Modern Civil Rights movement. I will treasure this place with my life.

William G

10/2/2018

One of the prettiest homes in all of Atlanta with an amazing storyline!! I thoroughly enjoyed my time there!! Exceptional staff with detailed knowledge of the home's history..

Derrick B

11/3/2018

Excellent Black History location.

Christopher R

3/6/2019

Excellent team there! Very knowledgeable about the home and the Herndon family history. Extremely courteous and professional.

Pete F

3/6/2019

Great staff. Very knowledgeable

Morris M

4/7/2019

Just wanted to say thank you to Madam Julissa and Mrs. Roberta. You all continue to keep me coming to the Herndon Home. I will be bringing my pre-k class.

Jerroyl N

7/10/2019

Whether you are white, black and everything in between, this is apart of American History! A very interesting part of it.

Ronald C

8/11/2019

Wanna see the true face of gentrification? Visit the Herndon Home. With the new Dome in the background and development slowly encroaching on this house it easily displays the displacement that Atlanta’s African American community is dealing with. Once the most affluent areas of Black Wealth in the city since the Sweet Auburn district, today everything around it has begun deteriorating and has been purchased by outside developers and other communities. The home which was designed by Mrs. Herndon displays the power and excellence of our community. The teams protecting it have done quite a good job at it and the history is everywhere.

Patte S.

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4/8/2018

My family took me here as a birthday gift because I love Atlanta and Georgia history and I've wanted to visit the Herndon Home for a long time. This tour...read this and 2 more

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