Guided School Tours
The Atlanta History Center offers multi-disciplinary and interactive guided tours for students of all ages that are both educational and fun. Students are given the opportunity to handle historic objects from our special education collection in addition to touring our award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, and gardens. Tours are designed to match the state social studies requirements for the different grade levels.
- Roots of the Past: Exploring an 1860s Georgia Farm
- The Price of Freedom: Causes and Consequences of the Civil War
- In Their Moccasins: The Cherokee Journey of Change
- Fight For Your Rights: The History of African American Progress
- Walking Through the Valley: A Journey Towards Freedom
The Zeist Foundation has generously provided funding to allow all Title I Schools to experience Atlanta History Center school tours free of charge during the 2014-2015 school year. Due to high demand and limited availability, there is a $50 deposit due three weeks prior to your visit. This payment will only be processed if you cancel your tour.
The cost for all guided tours is $8 per student. Guided tours require 1 chaperone (admitted free) per 10 students. Admission for each additional chaperone is $8.
Full payment is required 3 weeks prior to your visit to guarantee your reservation for all tours. If booking less than 3 weeks in advance, full payment is due immediately.
Confirmation of day and time and Arrival Information will be sent via email. Please bring your confirmation with you on the day of your tour to ensure the group rate.
Should you choose to cancel your tour, 50% of the cost of your tour is non-refundable. If schools are closed due to weather, your tour will be rescheduled, or you will receive a full refund.
Should you need to reschedule your tour, you must notify the Atlanta History Center at least 3 days in advance. With advance notice your payment can be applied to a new tour date.
Please note that some areas of the Atlanta History Center are under construction. Be sure to refer to your Arrival Information for up to date details on drop off and parking.
Major funding for school tours is provided by The Zeist Foundation, The Sara Giles Moore Foundation, Nordstrom, Wells Fargo, and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.