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Atlanta: Martin Luther King Historic District Walking Tour

1. Atlanta: Martin Luther King Historic District Walking Tour

Hear the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in a way that you’ve never heard it before. Walk the same streets that MLK once walked. Visit the places where he worked, lived, and worshipped. Even Atlanta natives will gain a deeper understanding of the community’s contribution to American history on this moving tour. Listen to amazing stories of civil rights leaders that seamlessly weave through the history of MLK, the movement, and the city of Atlanta. Learn about Dr. King with a visit to the Freedom Hall of the King Center. Step into the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where MLK served as co-pastor with his father. Visit Prince Hall Grand Lodge, which was the headquarters of the SCLC during the 1960s. Take in the phenomenal views at the Jackson Street Bridge. By the end of the tour, you'll walk away with a deeper understanding of Martin Luther King.

Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

2. Atlanta: Downtown, Midtown or Eastside Segway Tour

Discover Atlanta in a fun and exciting way by gliding around on Segway. Learn about the rich culture and history as you explore some of the eclectic neighborhoods of this fascinating southern city. Choose one of three tours to explore different parts of Atlanta. Each segway tour begins with a 15-20 minute training session so that you feel safe and comfortable as you hit the streets on these vehicles.  On the Eastside Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, see the historic sites and neighborhoods of Atlanta on a relaxed tour that takes an in-depth look at the city’s history and culture. Meet your group at the meeting point and set off, avoiding the busy sidewalks and congested streets. Go to the Inman Park neighborhood to explore Atlanta's first planned suburb, established back in the 1890’s. Continue to the Martin Luther King National Park, located at his boyhood home on Auburn Avenue. Explore the traditionally African American neighborhood of Old Fourth Ward (O4W), where King grew up. Go to the Historic Oakland Cemetery, one of Atlanta’s largest green spaces. Cruise through Grant Park, Atlanta’s oldest public park, and look out for the renovated mill in the artistic Cabbagetown district. Along the way, your guide will stop to introduce you to some of the city's specialty stores and there may even be the chance for food tastings along the way.  On the Midtown Atlanta 2.5-hour tour, experience the soaring skyscrapers and leafy neighborhoods of Atlanta and enjoy great views of architecture and urban nature. Pass the modern skyscrapers of the Midtown Business District en route to the lovely houses of Ansley Park. Marvel at a diverse range of building styles, from opulent Tudor homes to Craftsmen and Italian Renaissance buildings in the heart of the city. Discover one of the fastest growing areas of Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park, bordered by many of the city's top attractions. Glide into Midtown, known for its diversity of restaurants that you cane come back and visit some of them after the tour. Pass the Georgia Institute of Technology, one of America’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Then, escape the hustle and bustle of the city center as you roll past the lush landscape of Atlanta Botanical Garden. Continue to Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, always alive with a range of outdoor activities.  The Downtown Atlanta 90-minute evening tour is a leisurely journey through historic Downtown Atlanta. From Atlanta’s early beginnings, the Centennial Olympics, and current day expansion. Come and see why the city is noted as the Capitol of the south. See sites including the Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Headquarters, World of Coke, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and Georgia State University. Venture into the historic Fairlie Poplar district of downtown. This tour is great for picture opportunities. You will learn, explore, and get sound recommendations on restaurants and other things to do in the area.

Atlanta: From Civil War to Civil Rights Private Tour

3. Atlanta: From Civil War to Civil Rights Private Tour

Start the tour with a stop at Cabbagetown - a historic cotton mill-town established in the late 19th century which still retains its unique and historical architecture. Then head over to Inman Park to see the site of the Battle of Atlanta. Marvel at the many decorative Victorian homes in the neighborhood including the home of the founder of Coca Cola.  Next, continue on to Oakland Cemetery - a garden cemetery which is the final resting place for various historical figures including Civil War soldiers, the author of Gone with the Wind, and the founder of The Masters Golf Tournament. Visit numerous locations associated with the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the Civil Rights movement including his birthplace, church, and final resting place. Finally, end the tour at Sweet Auburn Curb Market - Atlanta's only public market located on what was known in the early 20th century as the richest African-American street in the world.

Art on the Streets: Private Atlanta Street Art Tour

4. Art on the Streets: Private Atlanta Street Art Tour

Be inspired by Atlanta's street art scene on this guided walking tour. See the best the city has to offer with an eye toward what's current and new, from international artists to locals. Choose from a tour with a centrally-located meeting point or convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.  Meet your guide and begin your mural-filled adventure. Uncover how the dynamic street art scene is ever-shifting as new walls are painted and old walls are buffed. Walk thorugh Cabbagetown, a former mill town which now hosts the annual 'Forward Warrior' mural festival. Stroll along Edgewood Ave, which was the epicenter of the Civil Rights movement in the city and a popular spot for artists. Follow your guide through the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood which was once home to the Martin Luther King and a hub for artists. Hit the streets of the East Atlanta Village, an eclectic neighborhood which continues to contribute a growing collection of creative public wall murals. Finally, visit Little Five Points to admire art in the neighborhood nicknamed the 'Bohemian center of the Southeast.'

Rising from the Ashes: Private Atlanta Architecture Tour

5. Rising from the Ashes: Private Atlanta Architecture Tour

Enjoy a customized, private walking tour and see the phenomenal street art in Atlanta. Admire pieces of art that date back as far as the 19th and early 20th centuries.  Start your tour with a meet and greet from your guide. Then walk around, marvel at the iconic street art, and listen as your guide tells you about this vibrant city's history. Did you know that Atlanta is one of the most diverse artistic cities in the USA? That's right, the art in this city moves; it pops up everywhere, from gallery walls to street tunnels, from warehouses to sidewalks and fences. So ensure you bring your camera as you want to snap photos around. Discover hidden gems in every corner you turn; your guide will take you to see beautiful buildings that emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Walk around, marvel at the iconic street art, and listen as your guide tells you about the history of this vibrant city. Stop at a variety of places, depending on your interests. Stroll through the Cabbagetown, a former mill town that now hosts the annual Forward Warrior mural festival, or walk through the Fairlie-Poplar Historical District, Midtown, or Peachtree Street; the choice is yours. 

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What people are saying about Cabbagetown

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 91 reviews

This was the best tour we’ve been on. We travel quiet a bit and so these tours. Emily our tour guide was phenomenal. She really did a great job telling us about the history of MLK along with other African Americans in the community.

I enjoyed every part of the tour. Emily, our tour guide was very educated and energetic. She made the stories as if you can actually see the events happening.

Mary made our experience a special memory. Would definitely do a Segway tour again, so much fun!

Very informative and friendly tour. Highly, highly recommend!

Your guide Miriam was the best !! So fun and great tour route