The Herndon Home Museum

The Herndons, one of the most prominent Black families in Atlanta’s history, sharply reflect the city’s distinctive development as a center for Black business, education, and culture. From Alonzo Herndon’s rise from slavery to leadership in the Black business community, the Herndons are unique resource of local and national significance in the interpretation of Black struggle and achievement.

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000, The Herndon Home is a lasting tribute to the hard work and talent of the Herndon Family. The Herndon Home opened as a tour museum in 1983.

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    • The 2nd Annual Game Changer Gala

      Dear Friends of Herndon, It is my sincere pleasure to inform you all that the second annual Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundations’ Game Changers Entrepreneurship Program Gala will take place at the Atlanta History Center on Friday, November 2, 2018.  This event is an opportunity for our network …Read more »
    • Venue Rental of the Herndon Home is back

      On Friday, June 29th the Herndon Home hosted a Friends of Herndon Dinner Party in commemoration of the summer season and in celebration that Herndon home Museum has returned to the community as a venue rental location. The exclusive event took place in the main reception hall of the Home …Read more »
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