Taking You Places You've 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’ve 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 see previous CIRCA events please visit its message board.

Upcoming CIRCA events:

CIRCA’s July Meetings – TWO, yes, two:  B*ATL and the Clermont Lounge


B*ATL Tour:

Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014

Time: Meet at 2:45 p.m. on the SE corner of Rogers Street and Arizona Avenue; the tour starts at 3 p.m.
Address: Kirkwood Neighborhood – corner of Rogers Street and Arizona Avenue

150 years ago, Sherman and the Union Army marched through Atlanta and won control of the city. Afterwards, Sherman turned his sights on Savannah and started his infamous “March to the Sea.” …  Join CIRCA for “The Battle of Atlanta Began Here Walking Tour” led by B*ATL tour guide Will Bryant. On the tour, learn how two armies – the Union and Confederate  – “surprised each other” in the modern day neighborhood of Kirkwood.

Parking: On Arizona Avenue

Fee: $10 if purchased online; $15 if bought the day of the tour

For more on this tour and a plethora of other tours and events – The Front Lines, Sylvester Cemetery, Clay Family Cemetery, Oakland Cemetery, Fort Walker and Grant Mansion tours; theatrical events; reenactments; book signings and more – visit: B*ATL Events.


The Clermont Lounge:

Date: Friday, July 25, 2014

Time: 7 p.m.
Address: 789 Ponce de Leon Ave (in the basement of the Clermont Motor Hotel)

The Clermont Lounge is Atlanta’s oldest strip club. Although the basement space began life in 1955 as an upscale supper club, it was reborn as the Clermont Lounge in 1965 and became an Atlanta landmark. The Clermont offers “great entertainment, generous drinks and much, much more.”

The lounge has been featured on many television shows including the Travel Channel’s “The Layover,” Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and on the Comedy Central network and other shows and networks. It has received numerous awards for its unique atmosphere and service. Additionally, many celebrities have frequented the “World Famous Clermont Lounge,” including Bill Murray, Robert De Niro, Pink, Carey Hart, Kid Rock, Woody Harrelson, Marilyn Manson, Morgan Freeman, Ben Stiller, Jennifer Lawrence and Jon Stewart.

Parking: free parking behind the building

Fee: $5.00 cover for the Clermont Lounge; no CIRCA fee (no RSVP is necessary; the Lounge is open 1 p.m.-3 a.m., so if you prefer to come earlier or later, it’s okay)

Photos are not allowed. For more, visit the Clermont Lounge.