Historic Atlanta Sites & Attractions
Explore the rich history of African American life and culture with an abundance of historic Atlanta attractions and sites to choose from.
Religion and education have been the cornerstones of success for many civil rights activists. Serving as the spiritual center for the Civil Rights Movement, many leaders found solace and inspiration within the city's churches and colleges. Atlanta is also replete with history-filled museums and inspiring landmarks.
Whether it's your first visit or favorite pastime, you'll find a wealth of Atlanta historical sites and attractions designed to inspire exploration.
Celebrating Civil Rights
Join in the celebration of historic Atlanta's extraordinary civil rights legacy during January and February each year as the city hosts numerous cultural events and activities focusing on topics surrounding civil and human rights, from the annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January to Black History Month throughout the entire month of February.
Tour the MLK National Historic Site by GPS and enjoy history at your own pace.
Vicki L. Crawford, director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, discusses the annual observances of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and Black History Month
Travel Sweet Auburn Avenue through the memory of Andrew Young. This audio tour provides first-person accounts of events and memories of a city in progress.