Best Atlanta Walking Tour: 2012 Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Artist Market, April 20-22, 2012

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Looking for a great intown Atlanta walking tour? The Druid Hills Civic Association offers a great activity for architecture, garden and art lovers alike as they host the 2012 Druid Hills Tour of Homes and Gardens & Artist Market – Druid Hills: The Second Century, April 20-22, 2012. The premiere tour of homes in Atlanta, the tour celebrates the beauty, tradition, and future of the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Looking for a great intown Atlanta walking tour? The Druid Hills Civic Association offers a great activity for architecture, garden and art lovers alike as they host the 2012 Druid Hills Tour of Homes and Gardens & Artist Market – Druid Hills: The Second Century, April 20-22, 2012. The premiere tour of homes in Atlanta, the tour celebrates the beauty, tradition, and future of the Druid Hills neighborhood.

The tour is easily accessible with convenient parking available along the Tour route where designated by standard signage. Parking is also available at two nearby churches, 1410 and 1428 Ponce de Leon Avenue. If a riding tour is more your style, a complimentary trolley will run during Tour hours along the Tour route, stopping at each home and garden on the Tour.

Lunch and dessert may be purchased from one of the three Food Trucks at the Artist Market, where diners can relax under the grand tent. Choose your own tasty combination of dishes from Pressed for Panini, Hail Caesar, or Westside Creamery food trucks and enjoy a unique meal to energize your day! Luncheon hours are Friday – Sunday; 11:00 am–2:00 pm. Restrooms are also available at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Other things to note, no photography, smoking, food, beverages, backpacks, or strollers allowed inside homes. Comfortable shoes are recommended; high heels are not allowed in the homes. Tour held rain or shine.

Tickets for the 2012 Druid Hills Tour of Homes and Gardens & Artist Market can be purchased in advance: http://www.druidhillstour.org. Admission to the Artist Market is free. Proceeds from the tour and the market benefit the Druid Hills neighborhood, Frederick Law Olmsted’s preserved residential suburb, by supporting all aspects of historic preservation, including contributing to the preservation and development of green spaces in this renowned National Register district.

About The Druid Hills Civic Association
The Druid Hills Civic Association was founded in 1938 to preserve Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood and to protect the unique heritage of the greenscape and architecture. The Association carries out these responsibilities by exercising vigilance in zoning matters, maintaining a liaison with local governing bodies, informing the citizens of community problems, and promoting the general welfare of the community for the enjoyment of its residents today and in the future.

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