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Heritage: Landmarks

Explore Atlanta’s historic landmarks From Civil War to Civil Rights

Atlanta’s rich history is punctuated by both the Civil War of the 1860s and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Various sites around the city are memorials to some of history’s most memorable people and events.

Atlanta landmarks you won’t want to miss include the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that were founded and expanded by local African-American churches, Herndon Home Museum where Atlanta’s first black millionaire lived,  Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. and his father served as pastors, as well as  Historic Oakland Cemetery where civil rights icons are buried with thousands of Confederate soldiers. Don’t miss a moment of Atlanta’s history preserved at these historic landmarks. 

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