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Best Walking Tours Of Atlanta

May 12, 2011 6:18 PM

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One of the great things about city living is being a pedestrian and strolling through the streets. An excellent walking tour can help improve the experience and help you get to know the town better. Our list of the best walking tours of Atlanta includes Druid Hills, Oakland Cemetery and Fox Theater.
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Druid Hills Walking Tour

Atlanta Preservation Center
404.688.3353
www.preserveatlanta.com

Take a walk through one of Atlanta’s classic wooded neighborhoods that inspired “Driving Miss Daisy.” The neighborhood was designed in 1893 by Frederick Law Olmstead, and the tour will take you past houses designed by a variety of well-known architects (Philip Shutze, W.T. Downing). No reservation is required, just show up in the parking lot of St. John’s Lutheran Church (1410 Ponce de Leon & Oakland Rd) Saturday mornings at 10:00 am from March-November. The tour costs $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. If you’re a member of the Atlanta Preservation Society, it’s free.

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Historic Oakland Cemetery

248 Oakland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
404.688.2107
www.oaklandcemetery.com

Ok, it may seem creepy to some, but there is some amazing architecture and history at Oakland Cemetery. There are a variety of tours to choose from ($10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, $26 for a “family pass” that covers two adults and two kids). The tour schedule is somewhat truncated during the winter. You can check out their tours spotlighting the beautiful mausoleum architecture and its symbolic meaning. The Spirit of Oakland Halloween tour is particularly recommended.

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Fox Theatre

Atlanta Preservation Center
404.688.3353
www.preserveatlanta.com

Atlanta Preservation Center’s most popular tour is of the Fox Theatre, a sprawling, fascinating Atlanta landmark. Rescued from demolition due to a grass-roots campaign in the ’70’s, the amazing theater offers a treasure trove of interesting things to learn about. The tour will take you through the theater’s various rooms including the Egyptian Ballroom, you’ll learn about the stars on the ceiling, the elaborate molding, its Shriner history and more. Tours run Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 am, Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00. Meet under the marquee. The tour costs $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. If you’re a member of the Atlanta Preservation Society, it’s free.

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