Private Atlanta History Tour From Civil War to Civil Rights

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From Civil War to Civil Rights Private Atlanta History Tour
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Follow the history of Atlanta, from a major Civil War battlefield to the center of the Civil Rights movement, on this private walking and driving tour through the city. See the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, plus the site of the Battle of Atlanta, famous Oakland Cemetery and more.
  • Take a walking and riding tour Atlanta
  • Discover historic Atlanta, from a Civil War Battlefield to a Civil Rights city
  • Visit some of the city’s most famous attractions
  • Educational experience for the entire family
  • Private guide ensures personal attention

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • 423 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

    The National Park Service parking lot is located next to the library - FREE Parking

Pickup point

  • 423 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Please provide pick up location in Atlanta's Midtown, Downtown or Buckhead. Your guide will contact you at the number you provided within 24 hours of your tour to confirm. If you are staying outside of our pick up area, your guide will meet you at the starting point of the tour.

What To Expect

Follow the history of Atlanta on this educational walking and riding tour through the city.

Some of the stops will include the Stacks at Fulton Cotton Mill, a historic building established in the late 19th century and transformed into loft homes; Inman Park, a neighborhood on the east side of the city and the site of the Battle of Atlanta; Oakland Cemetery, the final resting place for various historical figures including Civil War soldiers, Margaret Mitchell (the author of ‘Gone with the Wind’) and many others; the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, which serves as the birthplace, church, and final resting place of the leader of the Civil Rights movement; the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Atlanta's only public market; and more.

A pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points is provided. Bottled water and snacks are included.

Inman Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Krog Street Tunnel

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Grant Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Oakland Cemetery

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum 2-guest per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by a paid adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Animals are not allowed
  • We do not allow the special requirements note without prior approval
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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45 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 45 reviews
Tour of old neighborhood in Atlanta
Kat_N, Feb 2024
Going to ebenezer Baptist church and MLK park at the end but we spent the first 2 hours driving around looking at houses and hearing about all the movies that are filmed in Atlanta. There was nothing about civil war or civil rights struggles in this tour except for the MLK park
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for your feedback. It comes a s a surprise and we will follow up with your guide. We wish you safe travels.
Worth Every Penny
Alison_S, Nov 2023
Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. He took us all around Atlanta and knew so much about each area we went to. He pointed out points of interest we would not have noticed otherwise but were definitely noteworthy, such as the multiple murals painted around the city. We got an overview of all of the neighborhoods in the city and got to hear what was special and unique about each. We went to the MLK state park, and that was a truly inspiring and humbling experience. He suggested food spots we should check out and we were not disappointed. There were no negatives about the tour. It enhanced our entire visit. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the city.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thanks so much for the great and thoughtful review, we're grateful you chose Dtours!
Enjoyed hearing about Civil war and Civil rights in Atlanta
Grace_C, Jun 2023
Chris was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Being a history buff, it was interesting seeing the civil war gravesites and learning all that happened to Atlanta during that time. I also enjoyed seeing the MLK birthplace and Park
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing DTours!
Exception tour by Chris
Ron_W, Jul 2022
Chris was very knowledgeable of the history of Atlanta. It was great to see various Atlanta neighborhoods and how they have evolved after the civil war through socioeconomic changes of today. The MLK site was a must see and Chris was able to guide us through to see some of the highlights of the exhibit in the limited time we had.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We really appreciate your feedback and five star review. Thank you for choosing DTours!
Thank you Dr. King
DianaLouise_T, Dec 2021
Seeing the home of Dr. King’s youth and standing by his church took my breathe away and brought tears to my eyes. Where would we be without his life and example?
Atlanta History Comes to Life.
James_G, Nov 2021
Hearing and seeing the history of Atlanta. MLK Jr grave, church and bithplace. Chris, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and was very personable.
Good tour
Scott_M, Jul 2021
The guide was knowledgeable and very accommodating. The vehicle was comfortable. We visited quite a few very interesting places and he always had interesting information to provide. He made it feel like we were just talking with a friend about the various places that we visited around Atlanta.
Great day in Atlanta!
Patricia_M, Jun 2021
Malinda was very knowledgeable and informative. Even when it started pouring rain we kept going! And got to see everything we had hoped for. A great and very meaningful day!
Response from Host, Jun 2021
We are glad you enjoyed your tour and Melinda as your guide. Thanks for your feedback and five star review.
Excellent tour and driver
James_F, May 2021
Dan, our driver, was excellent. Arrived on time, knew his way around, very nice guy that really knows Atlanta history. My wife and I really enjoyed the tour. It was our first visit to Atlanta and this really helped us keep to know the city.
Response from Host, May 2021
I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour and helped you get acquainted with Atlanta. Thank you for the review
Great experience
Toussaint_S, Apr 2021
Dan, our tour guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend over a group or bus tour.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour.
A great way to learn
Mary_B, Mar 2020
This tour far exceeded our expectations. My husband and I were in Atlanta for a conference, and had a few hours to see Atlanta. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel and Melinda, the tour guide was extremely well informed, pleasant, interesting, and concerned about our well-being and interests. The tour was at a pace that was right for us—we are in our 70s—But I understand they have tours for children. It was a great combination of walking through historic site, like the historical cemetery, and riding in a comfortable man. With just the two of us along everything was tailored to our. needs. I think I now understand the importance of Atlanta in the Civil War and Reconstruction and how Atlanta’s history lead to its crucial role in the civil rights struggle and the development of Martin Luther King. I highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thank you so much for the five-star review and detailed feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts about the tour. We are also thrilled to have exceeded your expectations - high praise indeed. Thank you for choosing DTours!
Best Personal Guide
LaTreesa_J, Jun 2018
Our tour guide was very informational in the history department. We wasn't rushed. He was very nice. He drove us to all the history hot spot in Atlanta. It was the best part of our vacation.
This was a wonderful tour. I was...
Deborah K, May 2017
This was a wonderful tour. I was able to see a lot more of Atlanta than I otherwise would have. I was picked up by Melinda and we started out stopping at a Civil War battle sight and ending up at the MLK museum. All along the way Melinda proved an interesting narrative of the different sights. I highly recommend this tour for anyone the least bit interested in history.
Dan is an excellent tour guide. He...
Ann G, Apr 2017
Dan is an excellent tour guide. He has a passion for his city and excellent knowledge of the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement. A fun afternoon full of facts, little asides and humour. I would recommend anyone to book him.
I really enjoyed the knowledge he...
Terri M, Jun 2016
I really enjoyed the knowledge he shared and that it was both Civil War and Civil Rights. We also got to drive around to see other prominent places such as Olympic Park and the Coca Cola factory. He worked around my schedule and that was greatly appreciated!

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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