Cotton States and International Exposition, Manufacturers Building - 1895
Historic Park Tours are held most Saturdays of the month March through December during Green Market. Learn about the history of Piedmont Park and get a little exercise, by joining a Piedmont Park Education Docent for a guided walking tour of Piedmont Park.
Tours last 60-90 minutes and cover all phases of the park's development over nearly two centuries. Discover the story and evolution of Piedmont Park’s landscape as it changed from a forest to the Walker farm, to the fairgrounds for the Piedmont Exposition of 1887 and the Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895, to the transformation of the fairgrounds into a suburban park, culminating with its current status as Atlanta's premier urban park.
Piedmont Park’s rich history is undeniably intertwined with the development of Atlanta. The story of the Park itself is a microcosm of the history and growth of the city. As such, the Historic Park Tours provide both a comprehensive and vivid retelling of the Park’s narrative as well as a new lens from which to examine Atlanta’s history.
Read an overview of the history of Piedmont Park.
Download a self-guided history tour map.
||Every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Saturday at 11:00am during Green Market. Please note tours do not run during Dogwood Festival, Music Midtown and PRIDE festival.
||Meet at the Green Market Information Booth, located near the Visitor Center.
||Free of Charge. $5 per person donations gladly accepted for tours scheduled outside the typical schedule. Donations will directly support the tour program.
||Reservations are not required for the Saturday tours. Reservations are required for any tours outside of the Saturday tour and during Phoenix Flies tours.
To reserve a tour for groups of ten or more, or to obtain more information, please call For more information, contact the Piedmont Park Community Involvement Specialist, Kalia Edmonds, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404.875.7275 x242.