Every February, the Historic Oakland Foundation offers FREE guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds. The tours have become a Black History Month tradition in Atlanta. In 2022, the tour has a theme of "We Shall Overcome: … [Read more...] about FREE “We Shall Overcome” tours of Oakland Cemetery — reserve NOW for Black History Month
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You're early! Please browse the existing content from a previous year, and then check back as we update for 2022. Spring festival season in Atlanta generally kicks off around March first, and continues through Memorial Day weekend -- … [Read more...] about 2022 Guide to Spring Festivals around metro Atlanta
Lawrenceville is said to be metro Atlanta's oldest city. It's also said that modern renovations to the historic downtown area awakened sleeping ghosts and ushered in reports of paranormal activity. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you'll … [Read more...] about Take a scary stroll on the Lawrenceville Ghost Tour, happening all week!
The Dunwoody Preservation Trust is hosting a FREE tour of Stephen Martin Cemetery. This is a history and storytelling tour, featuring tales of the people who are buried there -- it is not a scary Halloween tour. It is appropriate for families and … [Read more...] about FREE walking tour of Stephen Martin Cemetery in Dunwoody (kid-friendly, not scary!)
UPDATED on 8/29/2021 -- Apparently the free tours have been suspended. They no longer appear on the Woodruff Park or downtown events calendars. Cancellations are picking up again, so be sure to verify the status of every event, before you head … [Read more...] about FREE: “Atlanta from the Ashes” history walking tour around Woodruff Park this Thursday
Take a FREE behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Dekalb County Courthouse, which sits majestically on the Decatur Square. These tours normally have a $10 fee -- but the tour docents are in training this month, and June is their practice … [Read more...] about LAST CALL: Friday is your last chance for a FREE tour of the historic Dekalb Courthouse on the Decatur Square
UPDATED on 3/27/2021 The Atlanta Science Festival had a very successful run in 2021, by designing events that took out the crowd factor. Festival events were mostly outdoors, self-guided, or virtual. Our personal favorite was the Discovery … [Read more...] about ATL Science Festival is over, but you can now buy all 4 Discovery Walk maps for $5!
If you've never explored Mason Mill Park, now is the time! The park is located in the Emory area of Decatur. It's a 120-acre forest, with some of the nicest, most scenic trails inside the perimeter. The South Peachtree Creek Trail runs … [Read more...] about FREE: weekly group walks at Mason Mill Park on Wednesday
Celebrate the grand tradition of Southern storytelling! This popular ghost tour takes place at Stone Mountain Park, within the Historic Square attraction. We're not saying this collection of original buildings, all built between 1793 and 1875, is … [Read more...] about Discounts: A Tour of Southern Ghosts at Stone Mountain
Content for the 2020 bike tours is coming soon! Please check back. This fall, you can take advantage of FREE guided bicycle tours on the Atlanta BeltLine. The bike tours are offered by the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and take place on Saturday … [Read more...] about LAST CALL: final weekend for a free guided bike tour on the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail (reserve now)