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Atlanta

The legendary city where Civil Rights leaders moved forward with their vision for a new South, is today a thriving, cosmopolitan city, both economically and culturally. From the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site to Southern cooking, Atlanta lays claim to the title “Capital of the New South,” and gives students a sense of how life has evolved from the days of slavery, to segregation, to the world they know today.

Highlights

  • CNN Center

  • World of Coca-Cola

  • Oakland Cemetary

  • Cyclorama

  • Stone Mountain Park

  • Botanical Gardens

  • Margaret Mitchell House

  • Underground Atlanta

  • Jimmy Carter Library

  • Atlanta History Museum

  • Six Flags over Georgia

  • Martin Luther Center for Nonviolent Change

Sample Itinerary

Day:1
02:00 PM
Arrival in Atlanta. Join your tour guide for a guided tour of Atlanta's spectacular skyline and learn how the city was rebuilt after General Sherman destroyed it over 100 years ago.
Day:1
04:00 PM
Tour the World of Coca-Cola Pavilion. The museum highlights the story of Coca-Cola with a spectacular futuristic soda fountain and chance to shop at the Coca-Cola store featuring a vast array of merchandise.
Day:1
06:30 PM
Dinner at Mary Mac's Tea Room.
Day:2
08:00 AM
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
Day:2
10:00 AM
Visit the Atlanta History Museum.
Day:2
11:30 AM
Tour of CNN Studios.
Day:2
01:15 PM
Time for lunch at your expense.
Day:2
03:00 PM
Admission to Georgia's Stone Mountain Park. Site of Confederate heroes across the face of Stone Mountain-the world's largest exposed mass of granite.
Day:2
06:00 PM
A meal coupon will be provided for dinner.
Day:2
09:30 PM
View the laser show (pending schedule).
Day:3
08:00 AM
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
Day:3
09:30 AM
Visit the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. The library consists of an archives and a museum and is approximately 70,000 square feet in size. It is not a library in the usual sense but is a research facility and a museum.
Day:3
11:00 AM
Tour of the Atlanta University Complex, featuring Spelman college (the oldest college for black women in Atlanta) and Morehouse College.
Day:3
12:30 PM
Time for lunch at your expense.
Day:3
02:00 PM
Visit the Georgia Aquarium.
Day:3
06:00 PM
Dinner at Hard Rock Café.
Day:4
08:00 AM
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and check out.
Day:4
10:00 AM
Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. Tour the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, Dr. King's birth home and Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Day:4
01:00 PM
Time for lunch at your expense.
Day:4
01:00 PM
Depart for home.

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