Atlanta's Black History and Civil Rights Tour

Atlanta, USA
Atlanta Black History and Civil Rights Tour
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Atlanta is known as 'the Black Mecca' for its wealth of African-American culture and history—and this half-day, small-group tour offers a comprehensive introduction to the city's key neighborhoods, landmarks, and more. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, meet your guide in Downtown Atlanta, and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle. You'll see neighborhoods like Sweet Auburn, will visit local Civil Rights landmarks, will immerse yourself in Black arts and culture, and more.
  • Learn all about Atlanta's Black culture, history, and traditions
  • This small-group tour is capped at 12 participants for a personal feel
  • See more of Atlanta in less time when you travel via air-conditioned vehicle
  • Visit African-American neighborhoods, Civil Rights landmarks, and more

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3-4 stops for exploring and selfies (lunch-stop is optional)
  • Driver/ Local Tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities (suggested)
  • Food
  • Child Car Seat
  • Parking rates range $10-$30 Parking lots are located about one block from Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis
    265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

    Meetup at the hotel’s STREET curbside for pickup (You’ll see a big grey sign on the hotel STREET curbside entrance that’ll display “Marriott Marquis Atlanta” The sign is located directly across the street from the Hyatt Regency. Paid-parking is available one block from the hotel. Arrive 15min early

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Centennial Olympic Park (Pass By)

Underground Atlanta (Pass By)

Georgia State Capitol (Pass By)

Atlanta Olympic Cauldron Tower

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tyler Perry Studios

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Madea's House

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

West End Historic District

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Shrine of the Black Madonna (Pass By)

Atlanta University Center Historic District (Pass By)

Mercedes Benz Stadium (Pass By)

Castleberry Hill Historic District (Pass By)

Sweet Auburn (Pass By)

Vine City (Pass By)

The Municipal Market

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Edgewood Avenue Southeast (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel is the meet-up location for all travelers. Good location that's using using Marta train riders, Uber/Lyft drop offs. The hotel has comfortable lobby seating, clean bathrooms, and Starbucks (opened 6am-1pm only) Parking is available, but isn't free! The parking garages and lots are located about one block from the hotel. Parking rates range $10-$30. Most important to arrive 20 minutes before tour departure.
  • Tour operates in all weather. Umbrella or rain poncho is recommended for for light rain. For extreme weather conditions, please call the phone number on your voucher to reconfirm tour operation.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • The morning tour starts from 9:30am-1:30pm and the afternoon tour 2:15pm-6:15pm
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Omar guide great- driver Ron great- Van way too cramped and uncomfortable -would not recommend without a more comfortable van!
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Truly Amazing
Kimberly_D, Mar 2024
Highly recommend! Jeff our tour guide was knowledgeable and made the tour enjoyable. We saw so much during this tour, historical sites, Madea’s house, Morehouse, Tyler Perry studio and so much more.
LaTrice_H, Mar 2024
Fantastic and fun tour with just enough knowledge to plant the seed for more. You will learn something new. Enjoy.
Great history trip
Angela_W, Mar 2024
The trip allowed us to see parts of Atlanta history that are not widely known..the journey director was amazing. Very informative trip.. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Atlanta area
Step 1 when visiting the ATL
qhall62, Mar 2024
Jeff was the best tour guide ever. He was very personable and knowledgeable about Atlanta’s rich history as well as current day developments. This tour is a must see when visiting. I highly recommend. I can now say that I am a certified ATalien. Well done sir.
An Educational and Fun Tour.
Machele_P, Feb 2024
This was a very amazing, educational, and exciting tour. We met new people and it seemed as if we had known each other for ever. The tour driver Omar was extremely knowledgeable and made it an awesome experience. I enjoyed this so much and would recommend everyone to take this tour.
Very Enlightened Tour
Michael_S, Feb 2024
The tour proved to be both educational and emotional. Atlanta's rich history provided valuable insights into many of the struggles for equality. We were impressed with the variety of sites that we visited and were informed about.
Black History In The ATL
Bobby_L, Feb 2024
Very informative tour and Jeff the tour guide was very helpful and insightful. So much history to learn and the art scene was phenomenal
Atlanta history lesson
Pamela_J, Feb 2024
Everything was very educational. Our tour guide Jeff was fantastic, very professional and down to earth. , he knew his stuff. Excellent!!
Nicol_D, Feb 2024
This was one of the best tours I have ever done. Coming to Atlanta and not doing this would be a huge miss. Omar our guide knew every single possible fact about Atlanta’s black history, the civil rights movement and beyond. He knows so much about the city in general and how it developed to what it is today. I asked a lot of questions and he welcomed that! The tour thought me so much I didn’t know and I can leave this city feeling great because of that. Thank you Omar you were the absolute best!
A must do!
Felicia_M, Feb 2024
Excellent Tour!!!!!! Our guide was amazing!!! He took us to all the highlights and hidden gems of Atlanta. I would highly recommend!!!
Great Tour
Allison_K, Jan 2024
This tour was excellent. We got to see a wide variety of locations. Omar is a great tour guide and was engaging throughout!
Steven_W, Jan 2024
Great tour! Very informative! Really enjoyed the experience. Would highly recommend this. Our tour guide was fantastic!
More than a tour.
Charlene_S, Jan 2024
Imogbemi Akinsika aka Omar the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of each phase of the tour. He is also very personable and witty. He interacted with all participants in a professional and friendly manner. He takes pride in his work. The park rangers and staff at the gift shop in the King Center were also courteous and shared a wealth of knowledge. I have given my friends and family the Viator contact info.
Great Experience!
Tonia_M, Jan 2024
Omar was an EXCELLENT tour guide! He was very knowledgeable and friendly and fun. It was a very enjoyable experience!
Brittany_D, Jan 2024
Visiting ATL for my fiancé birthday. Booked this tour and it did not disappoint. The tour guide was the best. He said we were his "quiet group". Lol BOOK WITH MR JEFF !
Family tour
Frankie_P, Jan 2024
This was an awesome experience!! Jeff the guide was informative, friendly, and knowledgeable. He had umbrellas on hand for the rain and he made my mother daughter weekend fun and light!
Jasmine_D, Jan 2024
Seeing the last house Dr. King lived in at the time if his passing was very memorable. Getting a look at the Tyler Perry studios location also very memorable moment. I'm originally from Georgia, however this tour provided me with a since pride and understanding of the rich history of Atlanta that I'm glad I was able to share with my children and family members.
Great Tour
Krystal_W, Jan 2024
Jeffrey is very personable, has a great sense of humor and knows Atlanta history like the back of his hand, which made the tour fun, knowledgeable and entertaining.
Lovely experience
Christine_B, Jan 2024
Tyler Perry Studio and the driver was awesome. The stops were exciting and I was able to shop for memorable souvenirs
Don’t miss this tour
Helaine_S, Jan 2024
This was my first time in Atlanta and the main reason was for this tour!! It was amazing and I learned all the things I was most interested in. Tour guide was the best!!

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