Tours in Grant Park, Atlanta


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  • Historic Oakland Cemetery
    Founded by the city in 1850, Historic Oakland Cemetery is a reflective park with lush greenery and architectural monuments for its 70,000 burial sites. Knowledgeable tour guides share tidbits of Atlanta’s history during tours, paying visits to the gravesite of Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first African American mayor. Architecture in a variety of styles rises across the grounds, including mausoleums with Tiffany Studios stained-glass windows and gigantic bronze urns. The stone-hewn Lion of Atlanta marks the burial ground of 3,000 unknown Confederate soldiers. The hanging bows of oak, magnolia, and dogwood trees shade visitors, surrounded by the colorful, fragrant camellias.
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    248 Oakland Ave. SE
    Atlanta, GA US
  • ATL Streetcar Bar Crawl
    Participants in the Atlanta Streetcar St. Patty's Day Weekend Bar Crawl are granted a streetcar pass and access to bars and restaurants throughout the city. The festivities cover the the Centennial Olympic Park, Fairlie-Poplar, and Peachtree Corridor districts, with stops in places such as Noni's, The Music Room, and Speakeasy for drinks, food, and fun. Admission also includes free drink tickets and access to an after party.
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    327 Edgewood Ave S.E.
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Atlanta Black History Tour
    As a former National Sales Manager with the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dwight McQueen has shown the history content of Atlanta to thousands of visitors. Conducted on foot or in comfortable motor coaches, each excursion stops by historic landmarks that illustrate African American history stretching back to before the Civil War. Explore one of the city's seven black colleges, check out the African artistry on display inside the Hammonds House Museum, and visit several places that were dear to Atlanta native Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tours stop by his childhood home as well as Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he was baptized as a baby and later, at 19, ordained as a minister.
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    Auburn Ave. and Jackson St.
    Atlanta, GA US
  • Martin Luther King Jr Center
    There's a cultural experience like none other waiting for you at Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta. At Martin Luther King Jr Center, commuting is easy with nearby parking and public transit options. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    450 Auburn Ave
    Atlanta, GA US
  • 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.
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    889 Edgewood Ave. NE
    Atlanta, GA US
  • The APEX MUSEUM
    Tell us about your museum. The APEX offers a unique look at history from an African-American perspective. We do not begin our story with slavery, but rather with Africa and its rich splendor and glory. It is important to know that from this rich continent came medicine, math, architecture, science, and much more. What are some of your unique exhibits that stand out from other museums? The APEX has recreated scenes from Atlanta's Sweet Auburn, which Fortune Magazine in 1957 called "the richest Negro street in the world." Here you can see a replica of the Yates & Milton drug store, [which was] famous as a gathering place. You can also board the replica of a vintage trolley and watch a video called The Journey, narrated by Ossie Davis, and Sweet Auburn Street of Pride, narrated by Cicely Tyson. Why is Black History Month important to you? While Black History Month is important because it brings attention to a very important segment of our community, our theme here at the APEX is, "where every month is Black History Month." What does being a black business owner mean to you? Black business ownership is important because it symbolizes the strength and tenacity of a people who have endured hardships and emerged undaunted. Where do you hope to see your museum and community in the next five years? The APEX plans to build on its adjoining lot, a 90,000 square-foot facility with a complete "walk-through" [of] history in EPCOT Center fashion. Why did you decide to work with Groupon again? I have been so amazed and impressed with the results we have received from our association with Groupon. I did not know what to expect, but have been very pleased with having more than 2400 responses in only six months. Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? The APEX...was founded in 1978 by a veteran filmmaker from Philadelphia, Dan Moore, Sr. It was inspired by the life of Morehouse President, Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, and remains a source of information and inspiration.
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    135 Auburn Avenue Northeast
    Atlanta, GA US

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