- 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).
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.
I love the tours you offer as they are a great way to get out and enjoy a walk while learning something new.