Taking You Places You Have Never Been Before


CIRCA is an auxiliary educational group of APC that offers monthly behind-the-scenes tours of select historic sites in Atlanta and nearby areas.


CIRCA LogoWe see sites both before renovation begins and after the final touches have been completed.

Usually scheduled for the second Tuesday evening of the month March through December, CIRCA will take you places you have never been before.  Come explore with us!

To join CIRCA, you need be a member of the Atlanta Preservation Center. Please visit Membership to join both the APC and CIRCA.

To view previous CIRCA events, please visit its message board.




What: Join us for CIRCA's June Meeting.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit historic Oakton House, Cir. 1835 and listed on the National Historic Register.   

When:  Saturday, June 17th, 2017.  CIRCA members gather at 10:15 a.m.; the tour begins at 10:30 a.m 

Where:  581 Kennesaw Ave NW Marietta, GA 30060

Directions and Parking:  

I-75 N to N Marietta Pkwy (120), turn left. Cross over Cobb Parkway, Left on Church St., Right on Kennesaw Ave. Just past Saint Mary’s Lane, the home is on the left with a horseshoe drive and white fence.  Parking is available along the long driveway and street parking is also available along St. Mary's Lane on the south side of the property.

Reservations:    YES.  We have been asked for an anticipated attendance.


Fee:  Free for CIRCA members and first-time guests; $10 for others.  For questions about your  membership, please contact the Atlanta Preservation Center at 404-688-3353, ext. 10.

Description:  Oakton is the oldest continuously occupied residence in Marietta.  The original 325-acre site has been home to four families, including the current owners, Will and Michelle Goodman.  Major General Loring was headquartered at Oakton during the 1864 Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.  The original barn, milk house, smokehouse, and well still stand on the remaining five acres. Oakton house and gardens are located just off the historic Marietta square on 4 acres of an original 350-acre tract. The main house was built in 1838 and the boxwood parterre, barn and front gardens were laid out in 1870. Today they grow apples, peaches, pears, figs, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, veggies, flowers and herbs. We practice fun gardening, playing around with colors, textures, and shapes while mixing flowers, herbs and fruit together with art.  Come join us as Michelle Goodman gives us an inside tour of her historic home.