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

OCTOBER TOUR
October 22nd 11am, the Frontlines Walking Tour , an offshoot of our original and "staple" tour offering, The Front Lines Walking Tour travels along the front lines and to other 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. Chip Miller who has also led the BATL runners tour will be giving the tour at a slower pace. Chip lives on the battlefield in Candler Park and has been a volunteer with BATL for several years. 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.

NOVEMBER  TOUR
November 19th, 10am, the Battle Began Here tour focuses on what happened in the 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 cover 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 bring water and stay hydrated it is summer in Atlanta!  The tour meets at the Southeast Corner of Rogers St and Arizona Ave.

DECEMBER HOLIDAY  TOUR
Saturday December 31st, 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.  Many of you know Mary Elizabeth Ellerd from her time at East Atlanta Veterinarian Clinic. She will lead this tour. 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 BIKE TOUR
Saturday January 21st, the Battle of Atlanta Bicycle Tour allows you to escape cabin fever. The tour will begin from the plaza at the East Atlanta Library and go out across the 3 square mile battlefield stoping at historic sites along the 7-8 mile route. Noted Guide Jonah McDonald will lead the expedition sharing his interesting knowledge of the battle and the land it was fought on. This tour is most like the experience that many would have had in 1864 only instead of a horse, participants will be on a bike. They get to cover more ground in a shorter time, seeing more and hearing more of the story. Bikers will need a ticket, available on this site, as well as a bike and a helmet. The deadline for ticket purchase will be January 19 to allow for changes due to incliment weather. The rain, snow, ice date will be January 28..

FEBRUARY OFF THE ROAD AND IN THE WOODS TOUR
On a Saturday To Be Announced Soon.  We are working on the logistics of a Terry's Mill Run Hike to explore an important site of the Battle of Atlanta and East Atlanta History. Winter is the best time to go, but it still will require good all terrain shoes and clothing to protect from briars and some planning on our part. The hike will be led by East Lake historian and neighbor Tom Harding.

MARCH PHOENIX FLIES TOUR
We will again offer at tour with our partners The Atlanta Preservation Center. Details to be announced soon.

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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