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Atlanta Preservation Center presents walking tours all around town

The Candler Building, where the downtown tour begins.
The Candler Building, where the downtown tour begins.
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It's lovely weather for walking tours and that's a great way to get out and get exercise and learn more about Atlanta! The Atlanta Preservation Center has many great ways to enjoy the city. Here are some of the tours that are coming up this month:

Saturday, May 10, explore Ansley Park with the Preservation Center guides. Ansley Park was the first subdivision developed with cars in mind in 1904. The tour starts at Rhodes Hall. The tours take place the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 3 pm.. Tickets are $10 and $5 for seniors and children.

On the 3rd Saturday of every month you can tour SoNo, the first commercial district built north of downtown. This month the tour is on the 17th. It starts at Georgian Terrace at 3 pm and ticket prices are the same for all tours.

The Inman Park tour takes place the first and third Sunday at 2 pm. This month it is on the 18th. Inman Park was Atlanta's first residential development, dating from 1889. The tour begins at the King Keith House.

Tour the beautiful mansions of Druid Hills every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 10 am. This month it is on the 24th. Druid Hills was planned by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1883. The tour starts at St. John's Lutheran Church.

On the 31st take the Downtown tour. This tour takes place on the first, third and fifth Saturdays at 11 am and the 2nd and 4th Friday on 12 am. It leaves from the Candler Building lobby.

Whether you are a tourist or a resident of the Atlanta area these tours will be fun and fascinating. Take one this month and learn more of Atlanta's fascinating history and beauty!

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