Historic Guided Walking Tours

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When events are postponed or rescheduled, you will be contacted via email with the new event information as soon that information is available. Unless notified otherwise, your tickets will be valid for the new event date or for any other future Atlanta Preservation Center tour.

Why take a Historic Guided Walking Tour?

The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) was one of the first organizations in Atlanta, Georgia, to lead Guided Walking Tours designed to introduce visitors and residents alike to designated historic neighborhoods around the City of Atlanta. We have a variety of tour routes that take place monthly, quarterly, or are one-time tours. Explore our offerings on the website and head to our Eventbrite page to register. The APC has been hosting our Historic Guided Walking Tours since 1980 and we look forward to seeing you on the next one. 

What is the difference between your Public Tours and Private Tours?

We offer over 10 available Public Tours scheduled on a bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis, depending on the chosen route and tour guide availability. Upcoming tours can be found on our Walking Tour Calendar, available on the APC website or by going to Eventbrite. Our Public Tours are available for all ages, but are strongly recommended for children 12-years-old and up due to the nature of the historical material.  For parties of 15 or more, please visit APC's Private Group Tours page for more information.
Our Private Historic Guided Walking Tours are extended narrative history presentations of our available walking routes, and they can be tailored towards an incoming group’s particular interest, such as: focus on famous local historical figures, architectural details, historic city planning, and more.
Our Private Tours can be arranged for groups of any size (with a limit of 50 participants), depending on schedule and availability. This option tends to be very popular with local universities such Georgia Institute of Technology and SCAD; visiting senior citizen groups from around the state, and organizations looking for educational, office-friendly extracurricular activities.
For questions or to schedule a private tour, please contact our Tour Coordinator for more information.
Private tours are available with advance notification. Please allow for a minimum of 1 full business day to confirm your booking inquiry.

When is your Tour season?

Our Public Tour Season for our outdoor tours runs from March through November every year; additional indoor tours are available year-round. Private tours are available at any time throughout the year.
If you are interested in booking a private tour, please fill out our request form online, or contact our Tour Coordinator.

How long does a Walking Tour usually last?

Our tour routes usually run for 80-90 minutes, but they can be shortened slightly if you speak to your tour guide in advance.
Our weekday lunchtime Historic Downtown tour is a notable exception. It starts at 12:00PM noon and runs for a full 60 minutes on a monthly basis, as it is designed to fit into an average downtown lunch break.

How much does a ticket cost?

Ticket prices vary depending on the tour and attendee age and/or membership level. View the specific tour page for pricing. 
For parties of 15 or more, please visit APC's Private Group Tours page for more information.  Pricing for private tours begins at $75. Please contact us for additional information.

What is the best way to book or reserve a tour?

All tour registrations are done through Eventbrite.

Are reservations required?

Yes. Reservations are required and may be made through Eventbrite. If you need to cancel your reservation, you may do so by logging into Eventbrite or following the steps on the confirmation email received upon booking.
All of our tour guides are volunteers; please be considerate of their time in scheduling or cancelling reservations. Additional dates for customized private, group, or corporate tours may be available at an additional cost. Please contact our Tour Coordinator for further inquiries.

What types of payment do you accept?

Event registration is done on Eventbrite and payment is done via credit card. For private tours, we accept credit card, cash, or check payable to the Atlanta Preservation Center; please contact our Tour Coordinator for details.

Can we still take a tour if it is raining or snowing outside?

Unfortunately, most of our tours are outdoor walking tours. For safety reasons, we usually do not host tours in inclement weather, so routes may be cancelled – with advanced notice via email– at the discretion of your tour guide.

I am interested in volunteering for the APC! How do I get involved?

We appreciate your interest! Please contact APC staff by email at info@preserveatlanta.com indicating your interest, background, along with any relevant skills you may have. We would be happy to speak with you to follow up.

What is your refund policy if I have to cancel my tour reservation?

You can cancel your tour by following the link on your confirmation email from Eventbrite or by logging into Eventbrite. Full refunds, minus the Eventbrite fee, are offered 7 days out from the event. Within 7 days, refunds are not available. 
If you attend the tour and are not satisfied, please contact our Tour Coordinator, or other APC staff at info@preserveatlanta.com, to receive a full refund and share your comments.

Can I rebook a tour if I cannot attend the initial tour date?

Yes, you can absolutely rebook your tour reservation, at no additional cost, provided that your chosen tour date is still available. Please contact our Tour Coordinator for more information.