The Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Take a journey through recent history on this self-guided walking tour of Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn neighborhood.

The tour starts at the Atlanta Breakfast Club and then guides you to see where Martin Luther King is buried, where he was born and many of the churches linked to the Civil Rights Movement. While exploring the history of MLK's life and legacy, you’ll venture off the main path to see great skyline views of Atlanta. And you'll learn about the changes made in recent times to this ever-evolving neighborhood, peppered with historical landmarks.

Towards the end of the journey, you'll go through the funky Edgewood neighborhood, where the vibe changes significantly. The tour ends by paying tribute to a few more historical spots and exploring a quaint museum dedicated to Madame CJ Walker, the first female self-made millionaire.

This walking tour can be enjoyed on location or even virtually at home with VoiceMap's Continuous Play function which disables the GPS playback.

What's Included

Lifetime access to this tour in English

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

VoiceMap App for Android and iOS

What's Not Included

Food and drink

Smartphone and headphones

Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitiser with them to ensure their own protection and the protection of others
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

The tour briefly stops outside the Wheat Street Baptist Church. You'll hear a bit about its history and then hear the rest while you continue walking.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ebenezer Baptist Church
The tour stops briefly outside the Ebenezer Baptist Church where you'll hear about the church, its history and its relation to Martin Luther King Jr.

• Admission Ticket Free

The King Center
The tour gives you the opportunity to look around the King Center. While you explore, you'll hear a bit about what the King Center represents and why it was created.

• Admission Ticket Free

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
The tour pauses outside the birth home of Martin Luther King, Jr. While you continue to walk, you'll hear a bit more about MLK's birth home.

• Admission Ticket Free

Jackson Street Bridge
The tour briefly stops on the Jackson Street Bridge. You'll hear a bit about the bridge, which shows it's been featured in and some of the landmarks you can see from the bridge.

• Admission Ticket Free

Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping Pong Emporium
The tour stops in front of the unusual Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room & Ping Pong Emporium. You'll hear about its history and have an opportunity to pop in if you wish.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Sweet Auburn Curb Market
The tour stops briefly in front of the Municipal Market. You'll hear a bit about the market and then have an opportunity to pause the tour and go inside for a treat.

• Admission Ticket Free

John Lewis Mural
The tour briefly stops in front of the John Lewis Mural. There you'll learn a bit about John Lewis before you continue with the walk.

• Admission Ticket Free

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