BATL offers tours throughout the year, typically the third Saturday of every month. Sign up below, spaces are limited!!!

NOVEMBER
Battle Began Here Walking Tour

TBD. The Battle Began Here tour focuses on what happened in the Battle of Atlanta in Kirkwood area. Attendees will hear the human stories of the battle as well as get a sense of the troop movements from trained tour guides. The walking tour covers a roughly 10 block route  Many guests from the metro area as well as from other states and other countries, too – have been entertained in past years by the sweep of this piece of history. Please note that these tours last approx. 1hr 30min!  Meets at the corner of Arizona and Rogers St. in Kirkwood. The meeting location will be sent to ticket purchasers

DECEMBER HOLIDAY  TOUR
Sunday December 30th, 2pm, the Frontlines Walking Tour, perfect for entertaining out of town company or restless students home from school, The Front Lines Walking Tour travels along the front lines and to focal points in historic East Atlanta, providing a comprehensive yet localized view of the Battle along  its most contested land. Attendees will hear the human stories of the battle as well as get a sense of the troop movements from our trained tour guide.  The tour takes about an hour and a half in an easy walk along the frontlines of the historic battle and areas behind and in front of the lines where troops were on the move on July 22, 1864. Visitors will hear stories of the men who fought in this historic battle that changed the course of US history. The tour starts in front of the coffee shop at the corner of Flat Shoals Avenue and Glenwood Avenue SE. Tickets available on this site will be required.

JANUARY
Saturday, January 20th Frontlines Walking Tour at
 2:00pm. The Front Lines Walking Tour travels along the front lines and to focal points in historic East Atlanta, providing a comprehensive yet localized view of the Battle along  its most contested land. Attendees will hear the human stories of the battle as well as get a sense of the troop movements from our trained tour guide.  The tour takes about an hour and a half in an easy walk along the frontlines of the historic battle and areas behind and in front of the lines where troops were on the move on July 22, 1864. Visitors will hear stories of the men who fought in this historic battle that changed the course of US history. The tour starts in front of the coffee shop at the corner of Flat Shoals Avenue and Glenwood Avenue SE. Tickets available on this site will be required.

FEBRUARY CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS
Sunday, February 24th at 2:00pm. Our city has a unique place in these two important eras of American history and the history seems to intersect in Southeast Atlanta. The tour begins near Clifton Road at the edge of East Atlanta and combines stories from the Civil War Battle of Atlanta with the Civil Rights stories of the battlefield. There are numerous sites to see in a fairly easy walk that takes an hour and a half to two hours. The meeting location will be sent to ticket purchasers. The ticket office will close at 5 on February 23rd.

MARCH PHOENIX FLIES TOUR
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3pm, BATL will offer a free Frontlines Tour as part of the Atlanta Preservation Center's annual Phoenix Flies event. There will be exciting tours and lectures all over Atlanta offered at no cost. As we partner with the Preservation Center, there will be limited spots for the BATL tour which regularly fills up each year. Advance Reservations with the Atlanta Preservation Center are required 404-688-3353. The tour will finish in time to enjoy dinner in the East Atlanta Village afterwards.

APRIL
Cease Fire for the Month
 

MAY
May 18,  2019 10:30am.  The Battle Began Here tour focuses on what happened in the Battle of Atlanta in Kirkwood area. Attendees will hear the human stories of the battle as well as get a sense of the troop movements from trained tour guides. The walking tour covers a roughly 10 block route  Many guests from the metro area as well as from other states and other countries, too – have been entertained in past years by the sweep of this piece of history. Please note that these tours last approx. 1hr 30min!  Meets at the corner of Arizona and Rogers St. in Kirkwood.

 

JUNE
Celebrate June Teenth with a BATL Civil War to Civil Rights Tour:
Saturday June 29th, 2019. Civil War to Civil Rights Tour at 10am.
  Our city has a unique place in these two important eras of American history and interesting pieces of the story come together in Southeast Atlanta. The tour begins near I-20 at the edge of East Atlanta and Kirkwood. It combines stories from the 1864 Battle of Atlanta with the 1964 Civil Rights stories at locations where they intersect on the battlefield. There are numerous sites to see in a fairly easy walk that takes an hour and a half to two hours. The meeting location will be sent to ticket purchasers and make-up tours will be offered in case of stormy weather

 

JULY
Commemorate the Historic Battle of Atlanta with a Tour
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 10am, BATL will offer a Frontlines Tour. This tour travels along the front lines and to focal points in historic East Atlanta, providing a comprehensive yet localized view of the Battle along its most contested land. Attendees will hear the human stories of the battle as well as get a sense of the troop movements from our trained tour guide.  The tour takes about an hour and a half in an easy walk along the frontlines of the historic battle and areas behind and in front of the lines where troops were on the move on July 22, 1864. Visitors will hear stories of the men who fought in this historic battle that changed the course of US history. They’ll also get a sense of what came before and after the historic battle in one of Atlanta’s most creative neighborhoods.

The 2018 Wreathlaying Commemoration Ceremony
Saturday July 27, 2019.
(154th Anniversary of the Battle) The Ceremony begins at the Walker Monument on Glenwood Avenue at the I-20 bridge. This is Part One of the two part Commemoration of the Battle of Atlanta, an event that changed the course of our national story. The Ceremony begins on Glenwood at 10am in the small Atlanta City Park where the Walker Monument Stands marking the site where he fell. Part Two continues at the McPherson Monument at 10:45am in the small park at McPherson and Monument Avenues and will be completed by 11:15. Plans are still being finalized for the ceremony but there will be special guests and a musical tribute as well as reverent spoken words in memorial to the thousands of men who lost their lives on one hot afternoon, July 22, 1864.

AUGUST
Battle Began Here Walking Tour
August 10,  2019 10:30am.  The Battle Began Here tour focuses on what happened in the Battle of Atlanta in Kirkwood area. Attendees will hear the human stories of the battle as well as get a sense of the troop movements from trained tour guides. The walking tour covers a roughly 10 block route  Many guests from the metro area as well as from other states and other countries, too – have been entertained in past years by the sweep of this piece of history. Please note that these tours last approx. 1hr 30min!  Meets at the corner of Arizona and Rogers St. in Kirkwood.

SEPTEMBER
Civil War to Civil Rights Tour

Saturday, September 21, 10am. Our city has a unique place in these two important eras of American history and interesting pieces of the story come together in Southeast Atlanta. It also may be a great time to get out of the house without encountering the shopping crowds hitting the malls. The tour begins near I-20 at the edge of East Atlanta and Kirkwood. It combines stories from the 1864 Battle of Atlanta with the 1964 Civil Rights stories at locations where they intersect on the battlefield. There are numerous sites to see in a fairly easy walk that takes an hour and a half to two hours. The meeting location will be sent to ticket purchasers

OCTOBER
Battle of Atlanta Backwards

October, 20  2pm.  The Battle Backwards Urban Hike is BATL's longest tour. It picks up where the Battle ended and travels back to the beginning to where the Confederate Army approached East Atlanta.  See the places where people fought and died and learn about the early East Atlantans who came soon after the shooting had stopped.  The meeting location will be sent to ticket purchasers.

BATL's Mission
BATL seeks to connect residents and visitors to Southeast Atlanta’s past; and promote learning through cultural tourism. The BATL event is a showcase for the diverse contributions of Atlantans to our communities since the Civil War, and highlights the roles of African Americans and women.

BATL also supports the implementation of a multi-purpose, interpretive trail connecting the neighborhoods of East Atlanta and Kirkwood.

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