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

NOVEMBER CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS  TOUR
!! NOTE: this tour has been postponed do to family emergency of the tour guide, please stay tuned for new date and time!! Saturday, November 18, 2017 It 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. Tickets and reservations for this tour.

DECEMBER HOLIDAY  TOUR
Saturday December 30th, 11am, 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 CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS
Saturday, January 20th Civil War to Civil Rights Tour at
 2:00pm. This tour originally scheduled for November was postponed to this date a week after the Martin Luther King Holiday. Our city has a unique place in these to important eras of American history and interesting pieces come together 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.

FEBRUARY BATL BEGAN HERE WALKING TOUR
Saturday, February 17, 2017 1pm.  Just after Lincoln’s birthday, 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!  The meeting location will be sent to ticket purchasers.

MARCH PHOENIX FLIES TOUR
Sunday, March 5, 2017 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
Sunday, April 29th at 3pm.The Battle of Atlanta in Reverse Tour – from finish to start and back again. This tour is a little more of a city hike than any of the other BATL tours which are more like leisurely strolls. “Battle Backwards” will take place on  It will retrace not only a portion of the Union front lines but also a portion of the Confederate march. The tour will traverse about 5 miles and cover the Battle of Atlanta’s final moments continuing back in time to the entry points for the challenging Confederates as they moved to initiate the battle. Of course, the lead up to the battle will also be covered. Along the way the tour will visit several sites important to the battle and others important to neighborhood history as well with lots of stories about the people who lived and fought here. The tour will take about 2.5-3 hrs is led by BATL Chairman Henry Bryant. Dress comfortably with good shoes and plan to bring some water.
 

MAY
Tour guide training
 

 

JUNE
Celebrate June Teenth with a BATL Civil War to Civil Rights Tour:
Sunday June 24th, 2018. Civil War to Civil Rights Tour at 3:00pm.
  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.

 

JULY
Commemorate the Historic Battle of Atlanta with a Tour
Saturday, July 21, 2018 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 21, 2018.
(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
Sunday, August 19th  at 3:30pm You’ll enjoy the Civil War to Civil Rights Tour.  Atlanta has a unique place in these to important eras of American history and interesting pieces come together in Southeast Atlanta. The tour begins near the corner of Clifton Road and Glenwood Avenue where Confederate General Walker arrived on this side of town on his way to engage the enemy.  You’ll hear stories from the Civil War Battle of Atlanta with the Civil Rights stories of the battlefield in dramatic eras 100 years apart. There are numerous sites to see in a fairly easy walk that takes an hour and a half to two hours. The exact meeting location will be sent to ticket purchasers.

SEPTEMBER TBD
Atlanta Surrendered in September 1864 . . . what better time to take a tour of the Battle of Atlanta Front Lines? This Frontlines Tour will be led by Chip Miller on Sunday September 23rd 2018 at 3:30pm. This is one of BATL’s most popular tours and will feature some of the prominent sites of the battle as well as neighborhood history as you walk the streets of what some hope will be Atlanta’s next National Historic District. The easy walking tour will last less than 2 hours.

OCTOBER TBD
October, 14 2018 1:30pm.  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!  The meeting location will be sent to ticket purchasers.

NOVEMBER TBD
TBD
The 2018 tour season is still being planned. 

DECEMBER TBD
TBD
The 2018 tour season is still being planned. 

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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