Atlanta Black History & Civil Rights Tours

Explore historical African-American sites

See the birth home of Dr. MLK Jr. & Tyler Perry Studios

Custom pick your hop-off stop

What better place to delve into African-American heritage than Home 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

Original Madea's House

The Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Park

Famous Hollywood Movies & TV Locations

Atlanta University Center/HBCU's

Atlanta’s 1st Black Public High School

Paschal’s Restaurant/The Civil Rights Headquarters

* 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 2:15pm


Meeting point

Option #1 – Atlanta Marriott Marquis (Downtown Atlanta)
265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Option #2 – West End Station Soccer
680 Lee Street SW, Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Marriott Marquis:

  • Good location for guest using the Marta train, Uber/Lyft/taxi
  • Parking: No free parking! Paid-parking is available, if you choose to park please park at any PARKING GARAGE located a block from the hotel. (Rates range $15-$30)
  • The hotel has clean bathrooms, a convenience store and Starbucks Coffee (opened 6am-1pm only)
  • Meetup at the hotel’s Main Street curbside for pickup (You’ll see a big grey sign on the hotel curbside entrance that display “Marriott Marquis Atlanta” The sign is directly across the street from the Hyatt Regency.
  • Pickup Time: 9:15am and 2:00pm

West End Station Soccer

  • Best location for Guest driving
  • Parking: Parking is Free!
  • The West End Station Soccer parking lot Entrance is located across the street from the “Stop N Shop Grocery” store. Park your car & then proceed to the Marta Station’s “Kiss Ride” Parking Lot area for pickup (The Kiss Ride parking lot is directly across the street from Bank of America.
  • Pickup Time: 9:30am and 2:15pm

Availability

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


Duration

4 hours


Min group size

2-200 people


Included

  • Centralized Pickup and drop off
  • 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 tour guide.

Walk in the Footsteps of Great Leaders

As home of the Modern 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 Historic Sweet Auburn Avenue, The 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 first black millionaire Alonzo Herndon, Tyler Perry Studios, as well as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth home and last residence.

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, Stokely Carmichael, Maynard Jackson 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

Our Black History & Civil Rights Tour has 3 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.

We can stop at the following locations: Shrine of The Black Madonna Culture Center, The APEX, Citizens Trust Bank Bldg (lunch & bathroom stop), Madam CJ Walker Museum, The King Center, Tyler Perry Studios (Due to Covid-19 currently No entries), The Carter Center, and The Municipal Curb Market (Lunch & Restroom stop)

**Hop-off stops vary due to certain sites operating only on select days or times.

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.

Unfortunately, hotel pickups have become challenging and time consuming on a variety of issues. The influx of weekend travelers from Thurs-Monday, film shooting, and Downtown Peachtree Street Alteration by the city of Atlanta has been terrible. So we’re now picking up at these meetup locations to save tour time.

Yes, we can meet up at West End Marta Station, or Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Pick-up locations must be chosen at the time booking.

Meet-Up/Neutral Locations:

  •  West End Marta Station is the meet-up location for travelers lodging outside Downtown Atlanta that’ll be driving or riding Marta train. Parking is free!
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel is the meetup location for travelers lodging outside Downtown Atlanta that’s using Uber, Lyft, or Taxi service. The hotel has comfortable lobby seating, clean bathrooms, and Starbucks Coffee (open 6am-1pm only) There’s a pay to park lot across the street from the hotel. Parking is not free! Parking rates start at $10-$30

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

Yes! We will gladly place a courtesy call/or text 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.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!

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