The 2021 event is a scaled-down affair. Details here.
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The Phoenix Flies Celebration of Atlanta’s historic sites returns in 2020 for its 17th year!
If you’re unfamiliar with this amazing event, now is the time to check it out!
From March 7th through 29th, Phoenix Flies will feature 200 FREE tours of:
- Atlanta landmarks
- Historic homes
- Old neighborhoods like Grant Park and Inman Park
- Noteworthy architecture
- Civil War sites
- Downtown and midtown business districts
- and more!
Even the Hotel Clermont (!) is on this year’s tour list.
(Photo at top of page: the historic Trolley Barn in Inman Park)
For anyone with an interest in local history, architecture, and historic figures, this 23-day preservation celebration is a dream come true. The list of tours and the venues included is just mind-boggling.
ACT FAST and register now
While the tours and events are free, many of them require a ticket.
Ticket registration opened to the public on February 17th. Some of the most popular ticketed tours, including the Fox Theatre, are already wait-list only.
Most of the tours have multiple times and/or dates, so you have some choices.
To browse the ticketed tours and register through Eventbrite, click here.
There are also FREE events that don’t require a ticket.
You can find them in this day-by-day guide to the events, but it’s in the form of a digital flipbook online — it’s nearly impossible to read on a mobile device, so you’ll need to look at at on a computer screen.
You can also pick up a printed copy of the program guide at the Atlanta Preservation Center, located at 327 St Paul Ave SE in Grant Park.
We just don’t have the time or girlpower to list over 200 tours on our calendar of free events, so this post is your only notice that the event is happening and registration is open NOW.
Full confession: We registered for 7 tours and joined the waitlist for one more.
Because free is good, and history is cool.
Join the Atlanta Preservation Center for more free tours
When you buy a yearly membership to the Atlanta Preservation Center, you can enjoy free admission to all its regularly scheduled walking tours.
A single membership is just $35, and a family membership is just $60.
Since tours are about $13 each, ($7 for students and seniors) the membership can pay for itself in no time if history is your thing.
More free events:
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021