Atlanta, GA – February 15, 2017 – Atlanta is a culture-rich and historied city and, over the years, has served as the backdrop for award-winning movies and T.V. shows that are making their own history. The buildings and surrounding areas that make up these film sets have their own tales to tell, and Atlanta Movie Tours invites guests to uncover the histories and mysteries of Atlanta, both on-screen and off, with our brand-new Atlanta Heritage Tour.
On this remarkable three-hour tour, Atlanta Movie Tours Insiders will guide guests as they explore the legacy left behind by African American leaders, actors, and directors. They will learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement by visiting his last residence, birth home, and King Center where they will be able to view the crypt of Dr. and Mrs. King. Guests will also discover the hidden treasures of Auburn Ave. – once the richest black streets in America – and tour Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King was co-pastor until his death. This tour will also showcase the gravesites of many influential black leaders, including Maynard Jackson. See where Gladys Knight and two of her Pips grew up, and where the Bronner Brothers got their start. In addition to the Civil Rights and historically significant popular culture sites, guests will visit the Wren’s Nest and see the origins of African American folklore that still influences the storytelling being done on screen today in Atlanta filmed movies such as Selma, Hidden Figures, Madea, Ride Along, and the critically acclaimed show Atlanta starring Donald Glover.
The Atlanta Heritage Tour is unlike any of Atlanta Movie Tours’ other tour experiences and aims to create an environment to fuel curiosity and stimulate learning about Atlanta’s history as well as the film industry and to highlight the achievements of African Americans in film and the fight for Civil Rights.
Tours will be available to the public starting Sunday, February 26, 2017 and tickets will be $55. Book by visiting AtlantaMovieTours.com.