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Civil Rights Class Trip Program

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The warmth of Atlanta in the spring and fall offers a respite from colder conditions further north, and early June is beautiful as well. Atlanta was founded as a major railroad hub in 1836 after the Cherokee Native Americans ceded the territory, and today it is not only the city where Coca Cola was launched in 1886 and first sold in pharmacy lunch counters, it is also home to UPS, Turner Broadcasting, Home Depot, and Delta Airlines. A far more cosmopolitan city today, Atlanta had its tribulations and checkered past such as its history of slavery, and the Union invasion and burning of the city in 1864, which was the theme for local author Margaret Mitchell’s book Gone With The Wind. Atlanta was home to Martin Luther King and a forerunner of the civil rights movement, adopting the motto “the city too busy to hate”, a motto still practiced by its friendly, hospitable residents. Due to the number of large, profitable companies headquartered here who have given back to the community, some of the attractions rival what you will find in any other city. The Georgia Aquarium is, in our opinion, the best in the U.S. Good southern barbeque and an Atlanta Braves or Falcons game may compliment the educationally oriented sites visited. Chattanooga, Tennessee, a roughly two hour drive from Atlanta, is a hidden gem of the south, steeped in Civil War history. 5 Go Educational Tours
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What's Included

Per student price is based on:

  • 48 students ( in quad occ.) (12 rooms)

  • 4 teachers/ chaperones (in dbl. occ.) (2 rooms)


  • Deluxe Return Motor Coach transportation from your school*

  • Lodging (option(s) indicated on the right

  • Sites and attractions:

  • a GO Leader for the duration of your trip

  • all breakfasts

  • all taxes and gratuities

  • Overnight security ( 6 hours per night )

  • * Must be within approximately 400 miles from the destination - overnight coach travel can be arranged but additional costs may be incurred.

  • * All GO itineraries conform with DOT motor coach driving and rest rules.

Qualifies for GO Travel Scholarship

Exclusions: flights and personal expenses


Good For These Types Of Travel Programs

Year End Educational Tour to Atlanta School Class Educational Trip to Atlanta
Academic Educational Tour to Atlanta Academic Class Trip to Atlanta
Cultural Tour to Atlanta General Cultural School Trip to Atlanta
Language Immersion Tour to Atlanta Language Class Trip to Atlanta

Trip Highlights

• CNN Studio Tour
• Georgia Aquarium
• Martin Luther King Memorial
• The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
• Ruby Falls
• Lookout Mountain Train
• Chickamauga Battlefield
• Kennesaw Mountain Civil War reenactment (when available)
• Atlanta History Center (33 acres of history, house tours, museum)
• Historic Margaret Mitchell House (author of Gone with the Wind)
• Stone Mountain Park (if 4-day trip)
• Medieval Times Dinner & Jousting Tournament

(Civil War Reenactment Schedule Below)

• Explore Ruby Falls cave (1,000 feet underground)
• Tennessee Aquarium
• Lookout Mountain Battle Park
• Chickamauga Battlefield
• Incline Railway (world’s steepest railway)
• Rock City hiking trails
• Riverboat ride on the Tennessee River

Civil War Reenactment Schedule:
• May 18-19, 2013: Battle for Resaca, GA (an hour from Chattanooga)
• September 7-8, 2013: Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (45 minutes from Chattanooga)
• September 19-22, 2013: McLemore’s Cove, Chickamauga
• November 23-25, 2013: Battles for Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain
• May 17-18, 2014: Battle for Resaca, GA (an hour from Chattanooga)
• September 6-7, 2014: Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (45 minutes from Chattanooga)
• Regularly scheduled: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, GA (30 minutes from Atlanta)

Price per Paying Student

3 days and 2 nights
Hyatt Place Buckhead $287

3 Lunches and 3 dinners


GO Educational Tours promotes healthy and nutritious menus over fast food options in all its menu offerings when possible