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Step into 2020 with these upcoming walking tours in metro Atlanta

From the Beltline to Marietta Square: Take a stroll through some of metro Atlanta’s past with these walking tours

This January, you can step back into some of Atlanta’s history with one of the many walking tours happening across the metro area this month. 

From the Beltline to Marietta Square, a little something about art, history and change in Atlanta while also taking a stroll.

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Consider this your chance to get outside this January.

Here are six upcoming walking tours to check out:

January Marietta Square First Friday Art Walk

When: 5 p.m., Jan. 3
Where: Marietta Square
Now a year round event, you can visit Marietta Square on the first Friday of each month for a stroll through the local art scene. The art walk is a free, self-guided walking tour that showcases local artists and performers along the square’s sidewalks. Guests can also check out the artwork at RobertKent Galleries, North Park Gallery, dk Gallery, ART on Anderson, and The Loft.

Peachtree Street Walking Tour

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 5
Where: Meet at Underground Atlanta
An encore of the New Year’s Day event, Explore Atlanta will host a walking tour from Underground Atlanta to the High Museum of Art — a straight shot down Peachtree Street, one of Atlanta’s most storied roads. Learn about the architecture and historical spots along the way on this three-mile walk.

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Walking Tour: History and Change on the Beltline Eastside Trail

When: 10-11:30 a.m., Jan. 11
Where: Meet at Parish, 240 N Highland Ave NE
On the second Saturday of each month, a volunteer from Trees Atlanta leads a guided walking tour of the Beltline’s Eastside Trail. Jeff Keesee, who has volunteered with Trees Atlanta for more than 20 years, will tell attendees about Atlanta history, plants along the trail and how the urban redevelopment project came to be.

Walking Tour: Grant Park

When: 10-11:30 a.m., Jan. 11
Where: 840 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta
Hosted by the Atlanta Preservation Center and Trees Atlanta, this walking tour explores the history of Atlanta’s oldest park. Learn about the trees in Grant Park and see some of the park’s architectural highlights.

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First Day Hike for the New Year

When: 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 11
Where: Trails of Mason Mill, 1340 McConnell Drive, Decatur
Spend some time in nature with this moderate, 2-hour hike as you explore parts of the Mason Mill Park. All ages are welcome and should dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.

Historic Courthouse Walking Tours

When: noon-1 p.m., Jan. 14
Where: DeKalb History Center, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Historic Dekalb Courthouse. Learn about the building’s architectural style, inside and out. The tour is $5 for DeKalb History Center members and $10 for nonmembers.

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