Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like cross-country skiing or going horseback riding on a cow. See the sights casually with today's Groupon for a walking tour from Atlanta Preservation Center. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a walking tour of your choice for two people (a $20 value).
- For $18, you get a walking tour of your choice for four people (a $40 value).
- For $40, you get a walking tour of your choice for 10 people (a $100 value).
Atlanta Preservation Center's professionally trained guides lead groups on nine different walking-tour routes as they explore the city’s most historic and well-preserved areas. Each 90-minute tour treks across approximately 1.5 miles, or 9,000 teaspoon lengths, of leisurely landscapes. Explore the interior of the historic Fox Theatre movie palace, traversing the exotic Egyptian Ballroom, Grand Salon, and Spanish Room while discovering the art and inspiration behind the 1920s structure, or visit one of Atlanta's oldest buildings, Grant Mansion, on the Grant Park tour. Perambulators can travel to Atlanta’s first trolley suburb, Inman Park, to study the architectural features and ornamental orphans of elegant Victorian homes, see homes dating back to 1889 built by Coca-Cola magnates, and examine a nationally lauded example of neighborhood preservation. Check the website for start times and locations of tours, and be aware that many tours run only through mid- to late November and begin in March.
Atlanta Preservation Center
Since banding together in 1979, the historians at Atlanta Preservation Center have helped ward off packs of angry bulldozers from more than 175 endangered buildings. Working alongside local government, businesses, and community leaders, the preservation team has saved elaborate structures including the Peters House and Winecoff Hotel. In addition, its headquarters—the 1856 Grant Mansion in Grant Park—is one of just three antebellum houses left in Atlanta and the team is currently working to restore the building to its architecturally accurate origins. When it isn’t keeping delicate treasures from crumbling, the Atlanta Preservation Center leads walking tours of historic areas and tells embarrassing stories from the days when the city’s buildings were just a bunch of baby bricks.