Sunday Oct 22
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
All About Atlanta
We’ll drive past soaring skyscrapers, the Fox Theatre, the High
Museum of Art and “The Dump”, where Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With
the Wind. Next stop Buckhead, often called the Beverly Hills of
the South, with the Governor’s Mansion, Atlanta History Center and the
Then on to the shopping and entertainment district—Atlantic Station, the Georgia Tech campus and many Olympic venues as well as the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park and the CNN Center.
Our driving tour continues on Sweet Auburn Avenue, the first, black business district in the south and important landmark of the Civil Rights Movement. We’ll visit Martin Luther King’s Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. King and his father were co-pastors.
Finally, a look at Turner Field – Home of the Braves and the golden domed State Capitol Building. You’ll be entertained and enlightened on this panoramic tour of Atlanta.
Monday Oct 23
9:30 am – 1:30
We’ll explore two famous Atlanta Heroes, beginning with the Martin
Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change. Guests will see Dr.
King’s Crypt, the Visitor Center, his Birth Home and Ebenezer Baptist
Church where Dr. King was pastor. Interactive displays show how Dr. King
inspired his followers and had a great impact on the Civil Rights
Next we’ll tour the Carter Presidential Center, a 37-acre retreat, tucked into a rolling hillside with a skyline view of Atlanta. The Center, guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights, wages peace by bringing warring parties to the negotiating table, monitoring elections, safeguarding human rights, and building strong democracies through economic development. Guests will enjoy seeing President Carter’s life, administration, and the offices of the presidency portrayed through films, videos and displays, and will also enjoy the beautiful Japanese Gardens at the Carter Center.
Tuesday Oct 24
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
We’ll with a drive through the exclusive West Paces Ferry area known as
the “Beverly Hills of the South”, home to some of America's most famous
residents. Guests will also enjoy a tour of the Governor's Mansion.
Next, explore Atlanta’s colorful past at the Atlanta History Center,
where you may stroll through the Tullie Smith House and Farm - a
plantation house built in the 1840s.
Finally, we’ll visit the elegant Swan House Mansion, one of the many Atlanta filming locations of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This architectural masterpiece served as the site for spectacular party scenes showcasing the exterior of the house. During the tour, guests will spot details such as the iconic swans in the dining room seen in scenes from the film.
Wednesday Oct 25
9:30 am – 2:30 pm
We’ll visit two fascinating historical homes in Roswell, Georgia. The first is a graceful home constructed by one of Roswell’s founding families, the Smiths. Three generations of the Smith family lived in the home and saved many of their belongings. The home has since become one of the best examples of vernacular architecture. The second, Bulloch Hall, is a great example of temple-form architecture and it is filled with interesting presidential history.
After having toured these homes and grounds, we’ll have time to meander through Historic Roswell—a charming and unique shopping and dining district, with its antique shops, crafts, art galleries and boutiques and places to enjoy lunch on our own.
Thursday Oct 26
10:15 am – 1:15 pm
How do CDC scientists merge old-fashioned detective work with
high-tech science to crack the cases of mystery diseases? This
unique museum features award-winning permanent and changing exhibitions
that focus on a variety of public health topics, as well as the history
Today’s tour will cover the current temporary exhibit and the story of the CDC permanent exhibit. Guests will be led by a private tour guide who will explain the workings of the CDC to the group. As an additional bonus, your group will have a speaker to interact with your attendees in the CDC Classroom for a Q&A session.
Pre-registration is Required. Names of participants must be submitted to the CDC by October 17th.
Each US citizen attending must bring a government-issued photo ID. ( Driver’s License or Passport, or state issued identification card with a photo is required.)
Non-US citizens must bring a passport as ID. (Green Cards, and Visas will not be accepted.)
Name submitted in advance must exactly match name on ID presented or entry will be denied.
Friday Oct 27
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
First, we’ll enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Atlanta Botanical Garden, composed of 15-acres of formal gardens with specialty gardens such as Herb, Japanese, Rose, Woodland Shade, Orchid and more. The Fuqua Conservatory contains exhibits of rare and endangered plants from tropical rainforests and deserts. The Orchid Center is home to the largest collection of orchids on permanent display in the United States. October is the month that the “scarecrows” are on display at the gardens – a sight to behold – the creativity that goes into making them! Finally, we’ll have a tour through midtown – the cultural center of Atlanta.