Atlanta's Black History and Civil Rights Tour


4 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket

Overview

Join us as we unfold time with this exciting Black History and Civil Rights tour. What better place to delve into African-American heritage than the Mecca of the Civil Rights Movement? Showcasing historic sites and most talked about black historic neighborhoods like Summerhill, The West End, Downtown Atlanta, Old 4th Ward and the Historic Sweet Auburn Ave District. During this 4 hour tour you will be immersed in black culture and arts, civil rights landmarks, groundbreaking HBCU’s, Tyler Perry Studios, along with famous Hollywood Film & TV locations and more. These are some of the reasons Atlanta is nicknamed "The Black Mecca" and one of the top destinations for Black History and Culture. This tour goes further than any other tour, allowing you to fully experience the historical and cultural significance of our groundbreaking city.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Mercedes Benz Stadium, 1 Amb Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1501

Cruising through the Centennial Olympic attractions and see the great views of Mercedes Benz stadium, CNN Center, State Farm Arena, and Downtown Atlanta's beautiful skyline.


Pass By: Underground Atlanta, 50 Upper Alabama St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3192

Heart of Atlanta! Where Atlanta began.
-Amazing unknown facts!!

Pass By: Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St SW Capitol Square, Room 214, Atlanta, GA 30334-9007

Atlanta's Government Center
-Atlanta City Hall
-Fulton County Courthouse
-Georgia Depot

Stop At: Atlanta Olympic Cauldron Tower, 513-637 Capitol Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Pass by the Olympic Stadium & Torch and relive the 1996 olympic moments. Amazing unknown facts!
-Atlanta Fulton County Stadium
-Baseball legend Hank Aaron
-Historic Summerhill

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tyler Perry Studios, 315 Deshler St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

Fun Stop for selfies and group photos
See the original Madea’s House
***Note: Visitors are only allowed to enter the studio entrance area after 5pm Friday, all-day Sat & Sun and holidays per Tyler Perry mgmt.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Shrine of the Black Madonna, 944 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

Atlanta oldest bookstore and culture center
*Great street art murals and famous black-owned businesses

Pass By: Atlanta University Center Historic District, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA

*West End Atlanta (one of Atlanta’s spiritually rich neighborhoods)
-Beautiful Street Arts Murals
-Locally Black-owned business
-Atlanta university Center (HBCU): (Largest Consortium of black colleges in the country) Morehouse College, Spellman College, Clark Atlanta University, Morris Brown College, Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse school of Medicine
-Famous Film locations


Pass By: Castleberry Hill Historic District, Atlanta, GA 30313, USA

Atlanta’s hidden jewel for eclectic, laid-back, rich art gallery scenery.
-Paschal’s Restaurant
-(OLG) Old Lady Gang Restaurant
-The Glam Shop
-Frost Bistro & Bar
-Escobar Restaurant & Tapas
-The Castleberry filming Back lot of famous movies & TV shows

Pass By: Sweet Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA

Once Atlanta’s richest Negro Street in the world.
-Woodruff Park, Atlanta Daily World (1st black daily newspaper)
-Atlanta Life, Apex Museum, Royal Peacock,
- SCLC Headquarters, Historic Black churches
-Beautiful Civil Rights art murals
-Famous Movie locations

Stop At: Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312-1504

Home to one of the greatest freedom fighters, Dr. MLK Jr!
Ebenezer Baptist Church
MLK’s Birth Home
The King Center
The Visitors Center

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Edgewood Avenue Southeast, Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA, USA

Historic Old 4th Ward District known for beautiful street art murals and Eclectic Bar District.
-The Swag Shop, Esca Seafood & Bar, Cafe Circa Resturant & Bar
Harold’s Chicken & Ice Bar, Fin & Feathers, BQE Resturant & Lounge

Stop At: The Municipal Market, 209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

*Atlanta’s historic gem! Lunch stop Great food and snack options from Independent/family-owned eateries like Soul food, BBQ, New Orleans, seafood West African & Asian cuisines, wide selections of herbs & spices and much more.
Grady Hospital
Butler Street YMCA

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3-4 stops for exploring and selfies (lunch-stop is optional)
  • Driver/ Local Tour guide
  • Bottled water

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Food
  • Child Car Seat
  • Parking rates range $10-$30 Parking lots are located about one block from Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel is the meet-up location for all travelers. Good location that's using using Marta train riders, Uber/Lyft drop offs. The hotel has comfortable lobby seating, clean bathrooms, and Starbucks (opened 6am-1pm only) Parking is available, but isn't free! The parking garages and lots are located about one block from the hotel. Parking rates range $10-$30. Please arrive 15-20 min before tour departure.
  • Tour operates in all weather. Umbrella or rain poncho is recommended for for light rain. For extreme weather conditions, please call the phone number on your voucher to reconfirm tour operation.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The morning tour starts from 9:30am-1:30pm and the afternoon tour 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

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Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

I8658OCaprilj
May 2022

I enjoyed every second of the tour. And Jeff was fun and very informative. I would highly recommend this tour.

Aly_A
April 2022

Our guide Omar brought Black History to life with his enthusiasm, energy, passion and meticulously researched knowledge of the civil rights movement. He skillfully wove the story of the past and how it shaped Atlanta's culture, environment, and economy. His pride in African American excellence, l...

Althea_S
April 2022

Omar with roundabouts was an Excellent tour guide very knowledgeable about the history and it’s culture

Bobby_W
April 2022

The tour guide shared informative information about each area of the city that we visited. The group that was with was also a great group of people.

bajankat
April 2022

Our day started out a little slow, but not due to Jeff but we had some late comers. Once we got in the road, Jeff was knowledgeable, fun and accommodating. We made several stops which included Wadada smoothie place which is a vegetarian establishment and where some of the tourist with us said the...

Catalina_Q
April 2022

It was a rough start, hot, stuffy and NO leg room. It was a bit uncomfortable but, Omar was kind enough to allow me to sit in the passenger seat. It was much more enjoyable. I learned a lot and appreciated his knowledge. I think it should be mandatory for all to learn this prevalent history.

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