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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    • 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 »
    • Founders Day 2018: Happy Birthday to Alonzo Herndon

      Today in History… is the 160th birthday of our namesake, Alonzo Franklin Herndon. Born into slavery on June 26, 1858 in Social Circle Georgia, Mr. Herndon’s Legacy lives on into 2018. The Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundation operate out of basement offices located within the Herndon Home Museum, …Read more »
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