FAQs

Are there any age restrictions for those wanting to take the tour?
All ages are welcome! There is no minimum age for the tour. All guests must purchase a ticket. Guests under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 2 years old may sit on a parent’s lap and do not need a ticket. If your child is aged 3 years or older, please purchase a ticket for them.

Do you make provisions for handicapped guests?
Yes. We want everyone to enjoy themselves. There are portions of the tours that occur on foot, but all surfaces should be safe for wheelchairs. The bus is not equipped with a lift and we ask that you notify us in advance if you need to bring a wheelchair with you so we may make arrangements for storage.

What should I wear?
Dress casually and comfortably for the day’s weather. The bus can get a bit chilly, so you will want to bring a light sweater if you tend to get cold.

May we tip our guide?
Of course! If you think your guide was incredible, we absolutely encourage tips.

Are tickets refundable?
No, sorry, tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled. If a tour is cancelled for extenuating circumstances we will give you the option of rescheduling or being refunded.

Are all the tours either walking or riding?
The tours will include both walking and riding. The option of remaining on the bus exists if there are ambulatory issues. The amount of walking is fairly minimal and most locations do not require extensive walking.

How large are the luxury coaches?
Our coaches seat 30 passengers. We chose a smaller coach so each guest could experience a more intimate tour, with plenty of Q & A with our guides.

How long are the tours?
Most of our tours are 3-hours and we make every effort to stick to this, but due to traffic conditions, especially in Atlanta, we can run over so please plan accordingly.

May I bring my own refreshments?
The coaches are stocked with water and we try to stop at least once for a restroom/refreshment break. We prefer no eating or outside coolers on the bus, but if you would like to bring something along there is overhead storage.

May I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, we are not able to allow pets. We do allow service dogs, but please contact us beforehand.

Do you require a certain number of guests on each tour to operate?
We require a minimum of 10 guests per tour. We make every effort to ensure the minimum guest count is met

Is there a gift shop where we can purchase souvenirs?
There is a small gift shop at the National Park Service Visitor Center for shopping before or after your tour.

We love your tour and think it would be great for our group! Do you offer custom tours?
Of course! We love working with groups, though encourage using our buses due to potential audio/visual concerns that could arise on other coaches. Please fill out the custom tour form so we can prepare a quote for you!

Are there other legal things about the tours?
Well, yes, there is a Disclaimer of Liability and our Policies and Restrictions, which you will want to look over and which you will be agreeing to when purchasing tickets.

What Some of our Guests Have Had to Say

Tom has been a witness and participant in the civil rights movement from a very young age. His story and his long association with the King family will provide new insights for the tourists – lending a fresh perspective on race in America.

Representative John Lewis, U.S. Congress, Georgia Fifth District

Atlanta Civil Rights Tours
2015-01-30T20:55:35+00:00

Representative John Lewis, U.S. Congress, Georgia Fifth District

Tom has been a witness and participant in the civil rights movement from a very young age. His story and his long association with the King family will provide new insights for the tourists – lending a fresh perspective on race in America.
Tom Houck provides an intimate look at the private Martin Luther King Jr. not found anywhere else. There’s no scandal here – only an up-close, personal, never-before-seen look at the 20th century’s greatest civil rights icon.

Julian Bond, Former Board Chairman, NAACP

Atlanta Civil Rights Tours
2015-01-30T20:57:36+00:00

Julian Bond, Former Board Chairman, NAACP

Tom Houck provides an intimate look at the private Martin Luther King Jr. not found anywhere else. There’s no scandal here – only an up-close, personal, never-before-seen look at the 20th century’s greatest civil rights icon.
Have you taken our tour? We would love to hear from you! Visit our quick review form and let us know what you thought of the Atlanta Civil Rights Tour!
Atlanta Civil Rights Tours
2015-03-27T21:26:25+00:00
Have you taken our tour? We would love to hear from you! Visit our quick review form and let us know what you thought of the Atlanta Civil Rights Tour!
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