Guided School Tours

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Summer Tours

The Atlanta History Center offers guided tours during the summer for childcare centers, summer camp programs, and other youth groups.  Tours are available for students of all ages and are both educational and fun. 

The Atlanta History Center offers guided tours during the summer for childcare centers, summer camp programs, and other youth groups. Tours are available for students of all ages and are both educational and fun. 

Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

June 1  July 29, 2016

Limit: 10 – 60 students

Guided Tours

  • The Price of Freedom: Causes and Consequences of the Civil War:  Was the Civil War worth the cost to our nation?  Students formulate their own answer to this essential question as they play the role of real Civil War soldiers in the Atlanta History Center’s Turning Point exhibition and make realistic, vital decisions that could affect their character’s life. Recommended for children age 9 and up.
  • In Their Moccasins: The Cherokee Journey of Change:  Assuming the character identity of actual Cherokee Indians, the dramatic story of the Trail of Tears unfolds as students are led on an unforgettable trek through the winding paths of the Atlanta History Center’s Quarry Garden, home to Georgia’s largest collection of native plants. Along the way, students make decisions that bring to light real historical scenarios experienced by Georgia’s natives.
  • Self-Guided Tour

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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. 

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Additional Information

Title I schools receive free tours in January and February 2017.  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.

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Major funding for school tours is provided by the Zeist Foundation, The Connolly Family Foundation, Wells Fargo, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.