Heritage Education Programs


Our Heritage Education Programs are designed to raise the awareness of preservation issues among residents and visitors, young and old and professional and novice.


Our Heritage Education Program teaches today's youth about Atlanta's richly historic districts with unique and interesting lessons. Programs offered include walking tours and interactive classroom presentations. Our programs are conducted in more than 150 public schools throughout metro Atlanta as well as many area private schools and summer youth groups. Thanks to funding from the Fulton County Commission under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, scholarships are available to schools, youth groups, and libraries located in Fulton County. Please check back frequently for updates as new programs and tours are continuously created.

Box City
The only program of its kind in Atlanta and part of an award-winning national curriculum, Box City is a hands-on, interactive program in which children create, build and plan their own city. Box City teaches the basic elements of architecture and urban planning while incorporating multiple curricula including community, civics, art, architecture, history and social studies. 

Fox Theatre and other guided walking tours
Especially designed for children, the APC's guided historic walking tours allow students to take a leisurely stroll back in time as one of our trained and knowledgeable guides shares rich and fascinating stories about Atlanta's past. Tours for children are available in the following historic districts and neighborhoods: Downtown Atlanta, Sweet Auburn, Inman Park and the Fabulous Fox Theatre. 

Sweet Auburn - A Street of Dreams
Historical and interactive, this presentation of historic and contemporary pictures leads children down one of the richest streets in Atlanta where African-American entrepreneurs and businesses flourished and where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived as a child. This lesson can be supplemented with a guided children's tour of the district studied.

Stories Worth Sharing - The Heritage of Atlanta's African-American Neighborhoods
This presentation of historic and contemporary pictures highlights the history of the neighborhoods of Mozely Park, Reynoldstown and South Atlanta and the significant contributions they each made to the development of the city. An introduction to vernacular African-American architecture is featured. 

Inman Park
An education presentation of historic and contemporary pictures featuring one of Atlanta’s earliest suburbs with an introduction to Victorian Atlanta, its leaders, social history and architecture. This lesson can be supplemented with a guided children's tour of the district studied.

To schedule a school program, click here


Guided Walking Tours
The APC's Guided Walking Tours of The Fox Theatre and seven historic districts are an informative and fun way to learn about Atlanta's rich history and the people who led the city to prominence as the capital of the New South. 

You'll want to take all eight:

  • The Fox Theatre
  • Historic Downtown
  • Sweet Auburn/Martin Luther King Jr. Historic District
  • Inman Park
  • Walking Miss Daisy's Druid Hills
  • Grant Park
  • Ansley Park
  • Historic Midtown

Lecture Series
Nationally known experts in historic preservation and related fields such as architectural history make presentations several times a year.

The Bottom Line Workshop
"The Bottom Line" features the rehabilitation of historic commercial buildings. A source book of commercial properties that are historically and architecturally significant and which are for sale is included in the workshop materials. This resource lists historic information and economic incentives for each property. 

Live in a Landmark Workshop
"Live in a Landmark" examines the purchase and rehabilitation of older homes. 

An educational and social group that offers monthly behind-the-scenes tours of select Atlanta historic sites. 

Atlanta Advocates
Membership group who provide a vocal and physical presence for preservation action.

Membership group who serve as guides on one of our Walking Tours and help plan special events.




Atlanta Preservation Center
327 St. Paul Avenue SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30312-3129
Main No. 404-688-3353
Tour Hotline 404-688-3350
Fax 404-688-3357