THIS TOUR IS NOT COORDINATED BY THIS GROUP AND IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. (There will not bee an organizer from this group) The tour is coordinated by Jeff Morrison.
I have attended before and it was very educational and interesting to see some of these unique spaces.
Unseen Underground Walking Tour
Sunday June 16, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
The DOT is about to replace the entire Spring Street Viaduct c. 1923, so this could be the last tour for a while. There is no RSVP list and no size limit to this tour, please email Jeff Morrison ( [masked]) or join the event on our Facebook page to help him plan.
Details & Summary:
THE TOUR IS FREE
The tour takes about two hours, covering over two miles with plenty of stairs. Apologies, but it is not handicapped- or stroller-friendly.
Check the weather in advance, much of the tour is not covered, but will go rain or shine.
MEETING LOCATION: The tour meets outside the southeast entrance to Underground Atlanta (outside Johnny Rockets and Kenny's Alley), near the intersection of Central Ave and MLK JR Dr.
A map can be found at the link below (click on the pushpins for more info about parking and MARTA):
Companion booklets with historic photos will be available for the first twenty parties to arrive. You can also download them from our Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unseen-Underground-Walking-Tour/211158548933073?sk=wall
This unique walking tour explores the history and spaces of Atlanta's "railroad gulch". Amidst the forgotten spaces beneath the viaducts that span the railroads in the heart of downtown, we will find clues to the earliest history of Atlanta and follow the development of the city around the railroad junction. How did Atlanta come to be where it is? Is Underground Atlanta really underground? Are there still trains beneath the streets of Atlanta? What's all this about a peach tree? The tour will find the sites of Terminal and Union Stations and the few historical elements that remain. Jeff will discuss the importance of the Zero Milepost, but unfortunately at this time it cannot be accessed.
**Awarded "Best Intro to Atlanta History" in Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta 2010!**