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Atlanta: Black History and Civil Rights City Driving Tour

Atlanta: Black History and Civil Rights City Driving Tour

From US$ 69 per person

Discover the rich African-American heritage in the home of the Civil Rights movement, Atlanta. Drive down Sweet Auburn Avenue, visit the last residence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and more.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit famous Hollywood movies and TV filming locations
  • Drive through the heritage district of Sweet Auburn Avenue
  • See Paschal’s Restaurant, known as the Civil Rights Headquarters
  • Witness history at the birth home and last residence of Dr. King
  • Learn the many close-ties Atlanta holds with iconic black leaders and activists
Full description

Drive around the home of the modern Civil Rights movement and discover the rich African-American heritage of Atlanta. Visit the most iconic and significant neighborhoods and landmarks while learning their historical significance and hear the stories of leaders and activists, past and present.

Explore the major heritage sights of African-American Heritage by driving around Atlanta. Visit the heritage district of Sweet Auburn Avenue, a famous black neighborhood lined with iconic churches and black-owned businesses.

Learn important stories from your guide and discover Atlanta's many close ties to great African-American leaders and activists such as W.E.B Du Bois, Madam CJ Walker, Booker T. Washington, Stokely Carmichael, Maynard Jackson, and many more.

Drive through the Downtown, West End, Castleberry Hills, Vine City, Atlanta University Center, Downtown Atlanta, and the birth home and last residence of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Despite its past challenges, Atlanta is a vibrant city that has emerged as a center for black culture, education, political influence, and business — a testament to its power, strength, and undefeated spirit.

Includes
  • Centralized pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned/heated vehicle
  • Water
  • Food
  • Child car seat
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Be picked up at the curbside of Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Meet at the hotel’s street curbside for pickup. You’ll see a big grey sign directly across the street from the Hyatt Regency at the hotel curbside entrance. The sign displays “Marriott Marquis Atlanta, Fed Ex, Starbucks” etc. If you're driving, paid parking is available, just park at any of the inside parking garages located a block from the hotel. Rates are $10-$30

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 15 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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Our tour guide Jeff was very knowledgeable and well verses with the events of this Black History and city tour. His amazing presentation combined with humor made our interest to listen and learn so joyful. We really appreciate his professionalism. We recommended this tour to our family who live in the Atlanta area. We also plan to schedule a tour the next time we travel back to Atlanta area. Thank you

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October 17, 2022

Atlanta Civil Rights and Black History Driving Tour is one of the best tours have been on (and we go on a lot of tours)! Jeff is simply amazing! Born and raised in Atlanta, he intimately knows every square inch of the area where the tour takes place. We loved his passion for the historical and insights about the contemporary and future Black experience. The tour is peppered with lots of conversation s as bd numerous stops with lots of places to eat, shop, take pix, eat, gain knowledge of this wonderful city that is foundational to struggles for freedom.

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August 10, 2022

Our guide, Omar, was very engaging. A true people person, and he was equally as informative. He even shared with us some of his favorite Atlanta restaurants. We took him up on one of them, the Busy Bee, and we were thoroughly pleased. The soul food there was the best we'd ever had, and to top our day off, hours later, Omar spotted us in Busy Bee's parking lot. He honked until he got our attention. We waved, and he waved back. He could've driven by not seeing us, not recognizing us and/or not bothering to acknowledge us even if he did see and recognize us. He made a point to give a farewell wave. That shows the kind of person he is. He made our tour fun and memorable.

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April 21, 2022

Product ID: 412034