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Walk through African American History

Walk through African American History

Duration:1.5 hours total
Includes:Equipment
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…
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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 begins meeting Johnny, a slave descendant & lifelong resident of the area at the historic Lyon's House site where you tour the grounds, experience the living area of slaves, & listen to rich stories passed down through generations. You gain an understanding of what it was like for families to live on small Southern Farms before the Civil War. Next drive or walk .6 miles along a paved…

What else you should know

Bring your camera, water, sunscreen. In summer ticks are rampant at cemetery. Make Sure to dress appropriately-pants, long socks, tennis shoes. You do not have to visit the cemetery.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
Bug spray

What to bring

Water
Sunscreen
Hat
Small Snacks during hike
Camera
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

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Where you'll be

The Lyon's Farmhouse is one of the oldest standing homes, in DeKalb county, located in the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area and get a glimpse into the antebellum past. Enjoy the scenic views of Panola Mountain that only a local would know about along the Arabia Mountain PATH Trail. Visit the Flat Rock Historic Cemetery located along a trail in a wooded area not known to the general public.

Upcoming availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Mon, Jul 22    From 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
$22 per person
8 of 8 spots left

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 11 and up can attend.

More tips

Bring your camera, water, sunscreen. In summer ticks are rampant at cemetery. Make Sure to dress appropriately-pants, long socks, tennis shoes. You do not have to visit the cemetery.
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history walk
Walk through African American History
27 reviews
$22 per person
27 reviews
$22 per person