Guided tour

Atlanta: Black History and Civil Rights City Driving Tour

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Atlanta: Black History and Civil Rights City Driving Tour

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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
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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

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4.7 /5

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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

A very interesting guided tour through the history of Atlanta in particular the history of Martin Luther King. The history of the Atlanta film industry was difficult for us to understand because we didn't know all American films.

March 21, 2022

May 9, 2022

Product ID: 412034