MARTA to the Decatur Cemetery

The Decatur Cemetery, near the Decatur MARTA station, is on the National Register of Historic Places, with old burial sites, greenspace, pond and trail that leads to the nearby Glenlake Park. Second Sunday strolls and some ghost tours are offered seasonally. Walking time is approximately 8 minutes from the train station. Directions Take a blue […]

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MARTA to Mary Mac’s Tea Room

Mary Mac’s Tea Room is a landmark Southern restaurant at 224 Ponce de Leon Avenue near the North Avenue MARTA station. The restaurant opened in 1945 and is the only remaining tea room in the Atlanta area. Plus, there’s made-from-scratch Southern comfort food that will satisfy any appetite. The restaurant is about a 10-minute walk away from […]

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MARTA to Springvale Park

Springvale Park is a large neighborhood park and historic site near the Inman Park MARTA station on the blue and green rail lines. In addition to walking trails, pond and a large playground, the park is a Civil War site. Directions Take a blue or green line train to the Inman Park station Follow the […]

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MARTA to the Atlanta Zero Milepost

Atlanta’s Zero Milepost marks the true center of the city where railroads once brought the region to life. Formerly the terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad, the zero milepost is now hidden in an underground parking lot, reflecting the Atlanta car culture that developed in the mid-1900s. A more true Underground Atlanta than the nearby touristy destination […]

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MARTA to the Krog Street Market

The Krog Street Market is an indoor market with dining and retail inside part of the historic Stove Works factory complex at 99 Krog Street. You can shop for specialty gifts and items, enjoy a beer at Hop City or grab a bite to eat one of many restaurants — both casual counters and sit-down table-service eateries. […]

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MARTA to Downtown East Point

Established in 1887, East Point, Georgia is a small city southwest of Atlanta that was once the easternmost point of the Atlanta & West Point Railroad. The historic downtown area has a variety of restaurants across the street from the East Point MARTA station on the red/gold rail line, and free events, festivals and a farmer’s market take place throughout […]

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MARTA to the Candler Building

The Candler Building is a beautiful and historic office tower in downtown Atlanta at 127 Peachtree Street NE near the Peachtree Center MARTA station. Completed in 1906, the building was developed by Asa Candler, co-founder of Coca-Cola. The lobby and ornate facade pay tribute to world leaders in arts and sciences. On MARTA, take any […]

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MARTA to Westview Cemetery

Westview Cemetery at 1680 Ralph David Abernathy SW is a short walk away from the West Lake MARTA station on the blue rail line. Established in 1884, the cemetery is the largest in the Southeast and contains some of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens including Asa G. Candler, founder of Coca-Cola; Mayor William B. Hartsfield and author of […]

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MARTA to the West End Neighborhood

Atlanta’s West End neighborhood is a nationally recognized historic district with blocks of homes featuring Craftsman Bungalow, Queen Anne, Folk Victorian, Colonial Revival, American Foursquare and Neoclassical Revival styles next to the West End MARTA station. The area originally developed around the White Hall Inn in the 1830s. By the 1880s many of Atlanta’s wealthy citizens […]

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MARTA to the Hotel Row Historic District

Atlanta’s Hotel Row Historic District contains buildings from the first business district in Atlanta that date back to the early 1900s at 205 through 235 Mitchell Street. Formerly hotels that provided accommodations to passengers arriving at the Terminal Station on nearby Spring Street (torn down and replaced by a government building), today the buildings are somewhat […]

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MARTA to the Catholic Shrine of Immaculate Conception

The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 48 Martin Luther King Jr. SW is a historic attraction in downtown Atlanta closest to the Georgia State MARTA station. It is Atlanta’s first Catholic church, although the original structure is no longer standing, but did survive Sherman’s burning of Atlanta thanks to Father Thomas O’Reilly. Because the church was […]

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MARTA to the Grant Mansion

The Lemuel P. Grant or L.P. Grant Mansion is a historic Atlanta home in Grant Park at 327 St. Paul Avenue. Grant was a civic leader, major landowner and railroad engineer in the early days of Atlanta. Today the house is one of very few antebellum structures in the city, built in 1856, and was the birth […]

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MARTA to the Hurt Building

The Hurt Building is a historic office tower in downtown Atlanta at 50 Hurt Plaza. Built between 1913 and 1926, it was one of the country’s earliest skyscrapers at 17 floors. Recently it was a filming location for the TV series “The Walking Dead”. The closest MARTA station to the Hurt Building is Five Points, […]

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MARTA to Ebenezer Baptist Church

Ebenezer Baptist Church at 407 Auburn Avenue NE was the church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached his messages of non-violence. Near the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue and green rail line, the church remains active today. There are several options for getting there on transit: Walk It is about a 10-minute walk to […]

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MARTA to the Trolley Barn

The Trolley Barn is a historic building at 963 Edgewood Avenue NE that is a 5-minute walk from the Inman Park MARTA station. It once housed Atlanta’s trolleys, and today it is an event space that includes a serving kitchen, main hall, general purpose room and a large outdoor brick patio. You can enter the […]

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MARTA to Rhodes Hall

Built in 1904, Rhodes Hall at 1516 Peachtree St NW is a historic mansion that contains a museum and special event space, with tours available on Tuesdays and Saturdays (group tours available on other days by appointment).  The closest MARTA station is the Arts Center MARTA station on the red/gold rail line, just over a 10 minute […]

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MARTA to Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market is a live, work, play destination at 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue near the North Avenue MARTA station on the red and gold rail line. In addition to offices, apartments, shops and restaurants, there is a rooftop with games and a bar. A bus, bike or Lyft/Uber connection is required unless you […]

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MARTA to the Wren’s Nest

The Wren’s Nest is the preserved home of Joel Chandler Harris, author of the Uncle Remis stories and creator of Brer Rabbit. At 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., the Queen Anne style house (built around 1870) is a 15-minute walk away from the West End MARTA station on the red and gold lines. Tours are available […]

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MARTA to Ansley Park

Built between 1904 and 1930, the Ansley Park Historic District is a neighborhood known for its large stately homes on winding, tree-lined streets just a few steps away from bustling Midtown Atlanta. There are several parks in the area with beautiful gardens, water features and playgrounds, plus easy access to a golf course and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. […]

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MARTA to the Biltmore

The Biltmore is a historic building in between the North Avenue and Midtown stations at 817 West Peachtree Street. Originally built as a hotel in 1924, the Biltmore was once the height of elegance in Atlanta and today the building has been converted into ballroom space for events, offices and luxury condos (Biltmore House). From North Avenue […]

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