history walk

Walk through African American History

Walk through African American History

Duration:1.5 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I am Johnny, the tour guide at the Flat Rock Archives located in the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area. I had the vision to create an archive that would preserve African American history in DeKalb County since the 1980s. I have been recognized through numerous awards where I specialize in the preservation of rural GA African American history. Many stories have been passed down through my family for…

About Flat Rock Archives

The Flat Rock Archives specializes in preserving African American rural history in the South. It is part of the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area and is able to visually show guests history that has been preserved through tenant farming houses, rural cemeteries and old churches. The archives house papers, letters and artifacts.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Flat Rock Archives. .

What we’ll do

The tour will begin by meeting Johnny, a slave descendant who has lived in the area his entire life, at the historic Lyon's House site. Tour the grounds and listen to the rich stories past down through generations. You will gain an understanding of what it was like for families to live on small Southern Farms before the Civil War. Next you will drive or walk .6 mile along a paved two-lane road…

What else you should know

Bring your camera, water, and sunscreen. The tour is mostly walking in the woods. Be aware of ticks, please dress appropriately-pants, long socks, tennis shoes. Dress for hiking & easy to carry items.

What I’ll provide

Bug spray

What to bring

Small Snacks during hike
Bug Spray (we will provide but you might have a favorite)
Picnic items (it gets hot so pack appropriately will leave in vehicle while hiking) and blanket to enjoy the scenery after the tour

history walksocial impact
$20 per person
$20 per person