School Tours (Self-Guided)


Teachers have the option to guide their own classes in select exhibitions in place of guided school tours. Teachers interested in a self-guided tour may request a free planning pass when registering for a tour. This offer applies only to teachers scheduling self-guided tours.

Cyclorama: The Big Picture

Additionally, self-guided tours of Cyclorama: The Big Picture are available. Teachers and students can see Cyclorama: The Big Picture, featuring the fully restored cyclorama painting,The Battle of Atlanta. This multi-media experience includes viewing the 132-year-old hand-painted work of art, a 12 minute film, and exhibitions about the history of the painting.

All self-guided groups must register at least three weeks in advance to assure availability and receive our group rate of $7 per student.

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Additional Information

Title I schools receive free tours during December 2019, January and February 2020. Due to high demand and limited availability, there is a $50 deposit due at the time of booking your tour to reserve your date. This payment will only be processed if you cancel your tour.

The cost for all self-guided tours is $7 per student. Guided tours require one chaperone (admitted free) per 10 students. Admission for each additional chaperone is $7.

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.

Your payment is not refundable if you cancel your school tour and do not reschedule. Payments are refunded only in the case of school closings.

There is a $25 administrative fee 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, plus the administrative fee.

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Funding for Atlanta History Center's school programs is generously provided by:

  • Zeist Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Fulton County Arts Council
  • Georgia Council for the Arts
  • The Connolly Family Foundation
  • The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation
  • The Frances Wood Wilson Foundation
  • The Emily Winship Scott Foundation
  • The John and Mary Franklin Foundation
  • Massey Charitable Trust
  • The Besse Johnson and George Blanton Allen Memorial Foundation

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