Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum

The History Museum details the history of Alpharetta, Georgia, from its earliest days as Cherokee Indian territory, through its impressive emergence as one of the nation’s most lively high tech cities.  Alpharetta was the county seat of Milton County from 1858 to 1932. This encompassed the present day cities of Milton, Johns Creek, Mountain Park, most of Roswell and parts of northern Sandy Springs. The Alpharetta & Old Milton County History Museum includes a permanent collection of  interpretative displays and artifacts which guide viewers through a chronological timeline of Alpharetta’s past. Alpharetta’s history is closely connected with that of the nearby cities in North Fulton.  Alpharetta has undergone as many as 10 governmental changes in counties, territories, and nations from its earliest days. Today,  the City of Alpharetta is an incorporated municipality in Fulton County, Georgia, in the USA.


A very memorable part of the museum is the stories project kiosk where visitors are able to enjoy interviews with seven of Alpharetta’s most interesting citizens. This project started by talking to residents. Seven of those citizens have passed away since sharing their stories on video. The stories project continues and additional interviews are planned for the future.


The Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum was greater than two years in the making. The museum includes stories, memorabilia, and photos that have been contributed by many local residents. It was funded by the City of Alpharetta and was developed in partnership with the Alpharetta and Old Milton County Historical Society. These historical societies provided the historical research and many of the artifacts display in the new museum.


The Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum is free of admission and is open all year round.  It is located within the Alpharetta City Hall. The Museum is open Monday through Thursday 8:30am-5:30pm and Fridays 8:30am to 4:30pm. There is parking on site. Public restrooms are available for visitors. The Museum is suitable for all ages. Guided tours with a local historian are available by appointment for groups.


The Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum is located at 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009. City officials, residents, civic organizations and local churches celebrated the grand opening of the new Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum on April 26, 2018. During the opening ceremony, the city  presented a plaque to Connie Mashburn commemorating the museum to him due to his efforts.


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