- 17 Ratings
Atlanta Preservation Center’s Sweet Auburn Tour
Join the Atlanta Preservation Center on “Sweet Auburn” Avenue –once the epicenter of African American commerce – and learn all about its role in the history of local, regional, and national culture.
What You Will Do
- Our tour of “Sweet Auburn” Avenue, as it is affectionally named, outlines a narrative history of the historic figures and events leading up to the national Civil Rights movement in the 1960s
- Pass by local, regional, and national historic landmarks of one of the former cultural and commercial centers of the larger African-American community, Auburn Avenue
- Visit and several famous and historic African-American churches such as Big Bethel AME (the first African American church in Atlanta), and the church of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Historic Ebenezer
- Learn all about the culture and commerce of this historic corridor from your knowledgeable guide
A historic guided walking tour of Sweet Auburn Avenue
- 17 Ratings
Victoria was a fantastic guide who is clearly passionate about Atlanta past and present. We really enjoyed the tour and also thought it was the perfect length (~90 min).
Victoria was our guide for the Sweet Auburn walking tour. She was not only friendly and knowledgeable, she clearly loves what she's doing and is passionate about preserving the history of Atlanta, and particularly Auburn Street. I appreciate that she knows what happened there a long time ago and knows what's happening there today. Love the story about Big Mouth Ben! Thanks, Victoria!
Our tour guide was fabulous and so knowledgeable, armed with old photos as well as so much information. I am a native and I still learned so much about this area that I didn't know. I recommend it to any native, visitor or newly transferred person to learn about Atlanta's interesting and diverse history.
The tour brought me to several memorable places. Each place has interesting stories which are not available when we visit by ourselves. It made me understand not only Pastor King's story but also the stories of residents in the district. The tour guide was great. Her talk enables us to have interests in the history and civil rights.