Piedmont Park, Atlanta’s biggest city park, has several attractions for you to visit. From bike paths, trails, playgrounds, recreation fields to the honey bee exhibit and butterfly haven, there’s plenty to see as you stroll through the Park. Piedmont Park covers 200+ acres of parkland in the heart of Atlanta. Join the Conservancy and our partners in a walking tour to learn more about your park. From the Park’s colorful history to its wildlife, the learning opportunities are numerous. Read more about Piedmont Park’s history here.
Tours are temporarily canceled until gatherings are allowed again in the City of Atlanta. Check this page for the latest updates on openings and closures of Piedmont Park and Conservancy programs: https://www.piedmontpark.org/alerts-closures/
The Piedmont Park History Walking Tours include an introduction to the park’s vibrant past and present. Walk with us and discover how Piedmont Park’s rich history is undeniably intertwined with the development of Atlanta. Together, we’ll explore the fascinating historical and physical evolution of iconic Piedmont Park from forest to farm to fairgrounds for the Piedmont Exposition of 1887 and the Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895, to Atlanta’s premier urban green space.
- Led by docent volunteers
- Free and open to all ages
- Green Market Saturdays, through November 2020 (Check calendar to ensure Green Market is open)
- 10 am; 60 – 90 minutes in length
- Meet at Green Market and Conservancy information table located at 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE Park entrance
*Please note that reservations are not required. History tours are available on a first come, first serve basis. However, if you have a large group of 15 or more, we recommend that you contact our office well in advance (during office hours, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) to make sure that we have enough docents lined up for the tour. Messages left over the weekend will not receive a call back until the following week. 404-875-7275 ext. 242.