2018 Friday Tours
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2018 Friday Tours

Civil Rights Tour (Tom Houck)

Atlanta is a city of heroes. A city steeped with block after block of historic buildings and places where Black people struggled and prospered to make Atlanta the citadel for Black America & the cradle of the Civil Rights movement. From the first Black millionaire Alonzo Herndon who build Atlanta Life Insurance Company to famous college presidents, like Morehouse’s Benjamin Mays, to the incredible Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta was always ahead of its time.

Civil Rights Tours Atlanta is about you — taking you to the places where history was made by those who made history. This will be the only Atlanta Civil Rights tour that will take you to the site of the famous Atlanta Student Movement Rush Memorial Church, to the graves at South-View Cemetery of Daddy King & John Wesley Dobbs. On stops you will view up close the house Dr. King lived at the time of his assassination and Coretta raised her four children.

  • Pickup and drop off at the Marriott Marquis on video-equipped comfortable tour bus
  • Bus leaves promptly at 2:00 p.m. from the front of the hotel; arrive 10 minutes early
  • 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  NOTE:  Tour may run late due to traffic
  • Some walking is required
  • Cost:  $55.00
  • For more information about the tour:  https://civilrightstour.com/about-the-tour/ 
LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP

College Football Hall of Fame Tour

Founded in 1951 by the National Football Foundation, the College Football Hall of Fame immortalizes the greatest of the amateur gridiron. 5.1 million people have coached or played the game and less than 1,300 are inductees in the Hall. This makes the College Football Hall of Fame an extremely selective group of individuals. It’s a $68.5 million, 95,000 square foot, state-of-the-art tribute to 977 players, 211 coaches, and countless fans.

Three floors, five themed galleries and over 50 interactive exhibits, including a 47-yard football field and a three-story wall of over 750 college football helmets, awaits visitors.

LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP


High Museum of Art Tour

With more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection, the High Museum has an extensive anthology of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self-taught art, and African art.  The High Museum also is dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists.

Originally founded in 1905 as the Atlanta Art Association, the High Museum of Art received its first permanent home in 1926, when Mrs. Joseph M. High donated her family’s residence on Peachtree Street. In 1955, the Museum moved to a new brick structure adjacent to the original High house. The Atlanta Memorial Arts Center opened in 1968 with the High Museum of Art at its center.

  • MARTA Train (17 minutes); includes short walks on each end. See map here
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – One-hour docent-led tour – Group meets at the front of the hotel
  • Cost: $20.00 includes MARTA tickets
  • For more information about the museum: https://www.high.org/#close
  • For more information about the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA): https://www.itsmarta.com/
LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP