Atlanta Black History & Civil Rights Tour 22 reviews
Atlanta, United States

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What you can expect during your visit
  • 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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Activity Highlights
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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

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

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

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!
-Fulton County Stadium
-Baseball legend Hank Aaron

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: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic Visitors are not allowed to enter the studio entrance till further notice per Tyler Perry mgmt.

Duration: 5 minutes

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: Shrine of the Black Madonna, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA

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

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

Atlanta’s hidden jewel for eclectic, laid-back, rich art 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: Mercedes Benz Stadium, 1 Amb Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30313-1501

Great view of CNN Center, State Farm Arena, and Atlanta's beautiful Atlanta skyline

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: 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. Soul food, BBQ, New Orleans, West African & Asian cuisines, Chicago Style Pizzeria etc.
Grady Hospital
Butler Street YMCA

Duration: 25 minutes

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: 25 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

Activity Details
Join us as we unfold time with this exciting Black History & 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 & 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 & Culture. This tour goes further than any other tour, allowing you to fully experience the historical and cultural significance of our groundbreaking city.
Departure & Return
Departure Point1: West End StationSoccer, Atlanta, GA 30310, USA 2: Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
ReturnReturns to original departure point
What's Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2-3 stops for exploring and selfies (lunch-stop is optional)
  • Driver/ Local Tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Food
  • Child Car Seat
  • Parking rates range $10 - $30 across the street from Atlanta Marriott Marquis hotel
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.
  • The West End Marta Station is the meet-up location for travelers lodging outside Downtown Atlanta that'll be driving or train-riding Marta. Parking is free!
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel is the meet-up location for travelers lodging outside Downtown Atlanta that's using using taxi, Uber, or Lyft. Parking is not free! The hotel has comfortable lobby seating, clean bathrooms, and Starbucks(opened 6am-1pm only)
  • 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 12 travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 12 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
Cancellation Policy
Free Cancellation - upto 24 hours in advance
Traveler Reviews

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  • This was a great tour! It was by far one of the most interesting and informational tours I have been on. Omar was an excellent journey ambassador and I was impressed. Also I want to give a big shout out to the driver Satchel!!

  • Great tour even with the rain. Great and knowledgeable tour guide. Loved the history of the African American population on Atlanta.

  • The tour guide and driver were fantastic. We left there with a great deal more knowledge. Thank you for making it a great day!

  • Our experience informative, fun and life changing. We couldn’t ask for a better staff. Would definitely recommend without any hesitation.

  • Amazing tour! Learned a lot about Atlanta’s history. Omar was an excellent tour guide, entertaining, fun and well informed. Highly recommend this tour!

  • Very informative. Tour guide is very knowledgeable about black history of Atlanta. Great stops along the way

  • This was AMAZING! We learned so much during the tour. I initially signed up so I could see Tyler Perry’s studio but OH MY!
    We we’re definitely on for a treat. So much knowledge to soak up. Great restaurant finds. Perfect for people that aren’t familiar with the history of Atlanta. It will blow your mind!

  • Shelly was very fun and equally knowledgeable. Me and my daughter really enjoyed the enriched black history of Atlanta and just black history in general.

  • Omar was fantastic. Truly knowledgeable and he is really an asset for the company(his company). He goes beyond the scope of making everyone comfortable and included. Very engaging personality. I highly recommend his services. The civil rights and Black History is just remarkable. Carl Alston

  • Our tour was very memorable due to our guide Omar. He was knowledgeable, friendly and very personable. He shared a lot of history that we were not familiar with. Everyone should go on this tour, the information that we received is priceless.

  • Guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Tour sites were culturally rich. Superb service, safe, engaging and educational. Highly recommended!

  • Omar was a great tour ambassador. It was an awesome experience! Will recommed to friends traveling to ATL.

  • Omar was an awesome tour guide full of knowledge about the black history of Atlanta. He spoke on so much and some of the things I learned I didn’t know until the tour. I would recommend it and I would definitely go again pretty dope.

  • Omar was very knowledgeable and funny! There was so much to see on this tour. This was the highlight of my trip to Atlanta definitely worth it.

  • Omar was very knowledgeable and personable. Made the tour very fun and his personality helps, you don't even really realize the tour is about to end until it does and you think "Didn't we just start?" Overall phenomenal experience. if you are doing a tour in ATL this one is the one to take!

  • Omar's knowledge was impressive. I asked alot of questions and am sure it took him off of his planned presentation. He never skipped a beat and was able to weave the answers to my questions into the tour.

  • Every part of the tour has been excellent and interesting. Being able to walk to where historic events and people had been was truly unforgettable. Though the weather was nonstop rainy it didn't stop us from seeing these places.

  • This was a very good way to spend the day seeing some parts of Atlanta. The guy who runs this gives a new side of the civil rights story that's not often covered in school. Had plenty of time to explore stops and the bus is very well air conditioned!

  • Omar was a really great tour guide. He made us feel really comfortable, I also learned quiet a lot from this tour.

  • very informative and great places were visited guided was very friendly and knowledgeable
    overall it is a great tour

  • They made the civil rights history come alive and Very interesting. We are much more knowledgeable about Atlanta now. They are very personable and fun, and they knew where to take us. Great experience!.

  • Omar was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. He knew much more than we could ever absorb in one trip.

  • Omar guide great- driver Ron great- Van way too cramped and uncomfortable -would not recommend without a more comfortable van!

  • My most memorable moment was visiting Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site and the Shrine of Black Madonna bookstore

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