Piedmont Park: A Walking History Tour

  • May 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Piedmont Park Visitor Center

    1071 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
    Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Ticket Price Free This event is now over


This Jane’s Walk, taking place in Piedmont Park, focuses on themes of history and culture.

Join a docent from Piedmont Park for an introduction to the park’s vibrant past and present!

You’ll discover how Piedmont Park’s rich history is undeniably intertwined with the development of Atlanta, and together, we’ll explore the fascinating historical and physical evolution of iconic park and its journey from forest to farm, to fairgrounds for the Piedmont Exposition of 1887 and the Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895. Now, it’s Atlanta’s premier urban green space!


The Details

  • Distance of Walk: 1 mile
  • Getting There: The walk leaves from the Piedmont Park Visitor Center at the Green Market. The closest entrance to the Park is via the 12th Street/Piedmont Ave gate (if walking). This is located near Willy's/Shake Shack. If you drive, park in the parking garage shared with the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, but this address must be accessed at 1314 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Allow 20 minutes to walk to the Visitor Center from the park’s entrance.
  • Accessibility: This walk is covers paved and unpaved terrain. It is not wheelchair accessible.
  • What to wear and bring: Wear comfortable walking shoes — ideally close-toed — and consider sunscreen! Also bring a bottle of water.


About Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walk is an annual global festival honoring the legacy of urbanist, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs with free, citizen-led walking tours through the neighborhoods that lend so much character to our cities.

The festival promotes civic engagement and encourages leaders and participants to share stories about their communities and use walking as a means of connecting with their neighbors.


Cancellation Policy

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment requirements are not met.

If you need to cancel your plans for any reason, we kindly request that you notify us 48 hours prior to the event start.

By doing so, we can release your seat to another individual interested in joining us for this Jane’s Walk!


Any Questions?

Email Mary, MODA's Programs Manager, at maryk@museumofdesign.org.

Date & Time

Sat, May 4, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Venue Details

Piedmont Park Visitor Center

1071 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Piedmont Park Visitor Center
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