Atlanta Black History & Civil Rights Tour

Explore Important African-American Historical Sites

Visit the Birth Home and Last Residence of MLK Jr.

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What better place to delve into African-American heritage than the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement? Atlanta is a city with a turbulent but ultimately persevering past, evident in the neighborhoods, people, and spirit that have helped shape the city we know and love today. Roundabout Atlanta Tours & Transportation goes further than any other tour operator, allowing you to fully experience the historical and cultural significance of our groundbreaking city.

A Taste of What You'll See

Alonzo Herndon Mansion (Atlanta’s 1st African-American Millionaire)

The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District

Famous Film Locations

Atlanta University Center/HBCU

Atlanta’s 1st Black Public High School

Paschal’s Restaurant/The Black City Hall

* You will see these destinations and more! Click here for full itinerary (2-3 stops included).

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Trip details

Trip details
Price

$65 per person
$55 per child (ages 5-12)
Children under 5 go free!

We offer special rates for groups of 6+ people. Please get in touch to discuss.


Departure time

9:30am and 2:00pm


Meeting point

Hotel pick-up and drop-off for centrally located hotels. We also offer a neutral pick-up location for those outside of predetermined areas.

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Please select your hotel/location at the time of booking. Additional charges may apply for pick-ups outside predetermined areas.


Availability

7 days a week, year-round (weather permitting)


Duration

4 hours


Min group size

2 people


Included

Air-conditioned/heated vehicle, lunch stop, water


Not included

Food, child car seat, gratuities


What to bring

Camera, money for lunch stop, comfortable clothing, a positive attitude, and an openness to learn!


About the guide

You will be accompanied by a professional local journey ambassador.

Walk in the Footsteps of Great Leaders

As the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and the final resting place for many great black leaders, it is no wonder hundreds of tourists flock to Atlanta each year to uncover its rich culture and history. Join us as we ​showcase some of the city’s most iconic and significant African-American neighborhoods and landmarks. Roundabout Atlanta goes further than any other tour company in the region, taking you through Sweet Auburn Avenue, Historic West End, Castleberry Hills, Vine City, Atlanta University Center, Downtown Atlanta, and many other popular sites. We’ll also take the time to explore the city’s very 1st black high school, Tyler Perry Studios, as well as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s home.

In Atlanta, you’re always in good company. Our city has close ties to many great African-American leaders and activists, past and present, such as W.E.B Du Bois, Madam CJ Walker, Booker T. Washington, and many, many more. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many stops are on the tour?

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Our Black History & Civil Rights Tour has 2 stops. We pride ourselves on being flexible, so if you’d like to stop at a particular destination, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We’ll do our very best to accommodate you.

What are some of the hop-off stops on the tour?

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We can stop at the following locations: Shrine of The Black Madonna Culture Center, The APEX, Madam CJ Walker, The King Center, Tyler Perry Studios, The Carter Center, CNN Center (Lunch stop only).
**Hop-off stops vary due to certain sites operating only on select days or times.

Is lunch included?

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We make a lunch stop during the tour, which is not included in the tour price. Please bring some extra money for lunch. We provide water throughout the day.

Can I request that my final drop-off be at a specific site or attraction rather than my hotel?

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Absolutely! This is your tour, and we want you to get the most out of your Atlanta experience.

Can you pick me up from my hotel/accommodation?

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Yes. This tour includes complimentary pick-up from any Downtown, Midtown, or West End area location. Additional charges may apply for Atlanta airport area and residents close to the I-285 perimeter. Pick-up locations must be chosen at the time of booking.

What if I’m located outside the tour zones, do you have neutral meet-up location?

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Yes, we can meet up at West End Marta Station, or The Varsity. Pick-up locations must be chosen at the time booking.

How far in advance should I book a tour?

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Availability changes daily, and we suggest you place reservation as soon as you have confirmed your travel dates and times.

Can you call me to remind me of my pick-up?

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Yes! We will gladly place a courtesy call to remind you of your reservation at the time of, a few hours before, or the day before your pick-up. Please let us know at the time of booking.

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