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Walk MLK's district with a historian

Atlanta, United States

Experience hosted by Margaret

2 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This unforgettable Atlanta History Tour of the Old Fourth Ward tells the story that Atlanta changed the world. This isn't just about Martin Luther King, Jr., but about the people and places who inspired him, as well.
You'll see:
- beautiful Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the notable artifacts in the King Center (currently exterior only as they are closed due to COVID-19)
-discover the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, a hidden treasure in the Civil Rights Movement
- share entertaining and immersive stories of Dr. King and the many Civil Rights leaders in Atlanta
- take in the phenomenal views at the Jackson Street Bridge
- interact with our unique and fun sticker brochure while on your tour (or do hands free emailed to your phone)
- understand the impact of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and the Civil Rights Movement, ending at the Civil Rights Walk of Fame in the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park.
- get in-depth insights from an Atlanta historian who can guide you through the story of our amazing city

You won't want to miss this experience and learn from entertaining and knowledgable guides.
Other things to note
We do our best to keep your tour on schedule but sometimes run late.
Please contact us if you have any difficulty walking.
We operate rain or shine
Call us at 470-223-2203 if you are running late.
This unforgettable Atlanta History Tour of the Old Fourth Ward tells the story that Atlanta changed the world. This isn't just about Martin Luther King, Jr., but about the people and places who inspired him, as well.
You'll see:
- beautiful Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and the notable artifacts in the King Center (currently exterior only as they are closed due to COVID-19)
-discover the Prince Hall Grand Lodge, a hidden treasu…

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Sun, 18 Apr
$56 per person
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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$56 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
$56 per person
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Sat, 1 May
$56 per person
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Meet your host, Margaret

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi! We are the storytellers at Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours (Google us!). We are professional, passionate, and knowledgeable tour guides.

Akila writes and speaks regularly about Atlanta history and Dr. King's connection with food, and you can buy her book, A Culinary History of Atlanta!

Joy has been an Atlanta tour guide for 4 years and is passionate about Dr. King's connection with music and the church.

Margaret has been an Atlanta tour guide for 3 years and loves speaking about Dr. King's work with voting rights and the current work we still have to do.

Jennifer has been an Atlanta tour guide for 3 years and, in her day job, focuses on creating legal programs for the poor, very much in line with Dr. King's work.

Emily is an Atlanta actress by night and tour guide by day and loves focusing on Dr. King's social justice work.
Hi! We are the storytellers at Unexpected Atlanta Walking Tours (Google us!). We are professional, passionate, and knowledgeable tour guides.

Akila writes and speaks regularly about Atlanta history and Dr. King's connection with food, and you can buy her book, A Culinary History of Atlanta!

Joy has been an Atlanta tour guide for 4 years and is passionate about Dr. King's connection with music and the church.

Margaret has been an Atlanta tour guide for 3 years an…
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Where you'll be

We will visit the King Historic District and walk the streets where Martin Luther King Jr. lived, worked, and played. We'll see the exterior of his birth home, the exterior of his church, his office building, and many more important locations to the civil rights movement. This is a neighborhood that changed the world and our guests walk away surprised by how much there is to see in just 1.5 miles.
Michelle
April 2021
Enjoyed the tour! Learned a lot about the neighborhood “Sweet Auburn” and MLK’s upbringing. If you love learning about black history, I encourage you to attend.
Julie
March 2021
I can’t say enough about this tour and specifically our tour guide, Margaret. We walked through the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, as the stories and people of the civil rights movement came to life all around us. It was very Covid-safe amd the perfect outdoor experience. Our whole family enjoyed the tour.
I can’t say enough about this tour and specifically our tour guide, Margaret. We walked through the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, as the stories and people of the civil rights move…
Jon
March 2021
This whole tour was fantastic. The route was well-chosen and the information presented was interesting and interwoven with the landmarks and artifacts we walked past to give us a much better understanding of MLK and Atlanta's role in the civil rights movement. Our host Emily was friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable. In addition to guiding the tour and providing information, she went beyond a rote recitation of facts and figures and incorporated anecdotes and connections that helped us understand MLK's story and those of his contemporaries and loved ones in context. As a veteran teacher, I was impressed by her ability to bring a topic to life and make history matter. My wife and I were very glad we'd taken this tour.
This whole tour was fantastic. The route was well-chosen and the information presented was interesting and interwoven with the landmarks and artifacts we walked past to give us a m…
William
November 2020
Great tour,informative and I have more knowledge about MLK and Atlanta than before I arrived. Emily is the perfect guide, friendly and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour.
Kassy
February 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour in Atlanta. I was evaluating several different tours and decided on this one based on reviews and the fact that it was a walking tour. I’m glad we chose this one. Jennifer had an earnest and intelligent way of narrating the journey. We learned so much and enjoyed every minute. Jennifer gave plenty of opportunities to stop and get a drink or go to the restroom. There were several spots that were so interesting that we want to go back and explore on our own. And that is the kind of tour that I love. One that leaves you curious and wanting to know a little bit more.
We thoroughly enjoyed this walking tour in Atlanta. I was evaluating several different tours and decided on this one based on reviews and the fact that it was a walking tour. I’m…
Lorenzo
January 2020
Special opportunities to hear real stories at the same street MLK Jr. grown up. I wouldn’t walk by myself without this course. Strong recommendation!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

A bottle of water and an umbrella, in case of rain.

Wear comfortable shoes and comfortable casual clothing that is suitable to the weather.