The Millennium Gate opens in Atlanta Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 6 Vino Wong The Millennium Gate opened its doors at Atlantic Station on Friday, July 4, 2008. The 82-foot monument houses a 12,000 square-foot museum with galleries about Georgia history and the contributions of many Atlanta's pioneer families. 2 / 6 Vino Wong Gabriel Powell of Albany sings the National Anthem during the opening of The Millennium Gate and Museum. At right is Rodney Cook Jr., founder of the National Monuments Foundation. 3 / 6 Vino Wong The dedication and opening were followed by a parade along 17th street and through the retail district at Atlantic Staton. 4 / 6 Vino Wong Norcross resident Paisha Girtmon walks through the 12,000 square-foot museum of The Millennium Gate. 5 / 6 Vino Wong Rodney Cook Jr., president and founder of the National Monuments Foundation speaks to the media while a 25 foot U.S. flag hangs from the 82-foot monument in Atlantic Station. 6 / 6 Vino Wong Abigail Borden, 9, right, of Atlanta, looks out on 17th Street from the viewing deck of The Millennium Gate with her brother, Jackson, 6. Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.