Category Archives: Georgia

Celebrate MLK Day in Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia If you are planning to visit this southern city, consider a visit to the Birth Home of  Martin Luther King, Jr. Thanks to funding from Delta Airlines this site is open through February 3rd during the partial government shutdown. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, is actually a cluster of sites operated by the National Park Service.

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The Atlanta History Center

The Exhibits – Atlanta History Center During my visit to Atlanta, I wanted to explore the history of what made Atlanta what it is today- the past and present, if you will. The Atlanta History Center seems to be the best start to our two days in here. One can drive here and find free parking or even take the

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Historic Roswell….

Historic Roswell During our visit to this small town about 30 minutes outside of Atlanta, we had plans to only visit one historic plantation, The Archibald Smith Plantation. Then, we found out about the Trilogy pass. The opportunity to explore two additional historic homes at a discount rate; Barrington Hall and Bulloch Hall. The map of these can be found

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Stately Oaks Plantation

Our exploration of Georgian plantations continues with the Stately Oaks Plantations in Jonesboro. This relocated plantation is about a 30 minute drive outside of Atlanta and offers one perspective to Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone With the Wind. Of course, this is not the actual plantation and there is no known plantation of Tara in Georgia as described in the novel. One can

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Covered Bridges in Georgia

On our drive back to NC, we decided to take a 20 minute or so detour to explore one of the many covered bridges still standing in Georgia. To see a full map of these covered bridges, check out this blog by James Walsh  This one is located about 15 minutes outside the town of Watkinsville and we were easily

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Madison: Days Three & Four on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail

During our third and fourth day on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail, we spent exploring Madison and its surrounding areas. Madison is about halfway along this 170 mile drive of what General Sherman decided not to burn on his ‘March to the Sea’. During our two day visit in this beautiful and historic city, we had the pleasure to see even more

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Macon-Day Two of Georgia’s Antebellum Trail

On our second day on Georgia’s Antebellum Trail we explored Macon and its surrounding areas as we began to travel South.  Macon is considered to be the heart of the trail for traveler’s drive North to South. In this charming town, we saw Hay House, the Cannonball house, Rose Hill Cemetery, a walking tour (self-guided) of the many Antebellum homes… just to name

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Georgia’s Antebellum Trail Day One-Eatonton and Milledgeville

This Antebellum heritage trail begins in Macon, follows 441 North to Rt. 129 to Milledgeville to Eatonton to Madison, and then, Watkinsville, and finally, Athens. Georgia’s Antebellum Trail – by mycitywalkabout.com For our most recent  southern adventure… we did a little customizing from the recommended Antebellum Visitor’s Guide After a wonderful day and evening exploring Augusta,  We begin our journey further

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Augusta, Georgia

Our drive to Georgia’s Antebellum Trail really begins with a visit and a night’s stay in Augusta. This is Georgia’s second largest city.  Some views of our exploration of our early afternoon arrival here. First is a lovely fountain just outside a chain Marriott hotel, which we decided against for a local inn in the historic Olde Town area. This

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Savannah in the Springtime

Welcome to Savannah The Hostess City of the South welcomes you to the glorious Spring. This is truly the best time to visit this colonial city of Georgia. Do it soon before the hot, hazy, and humid days of Summer arrive. You will want to take a leisurely stroll through the city’s 22 historical squares. Historical Squares Each of these squares

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