Walk through African American History

Stonecrest, Stany Zjednoczone

Atrakcja, którą organizuje Johnny

  1. 90 min
  2. Języki atrakcji: angielski

Co będziecie robić

The tour begins meeting Johnny, a descendant of local enslaved ancestors & lifelong resident of the area at the oldest standing structure in DeKalb County, the historic Lyon's House site. Here you tour the grounds, experience the living area of slaves, & listen to rich stories passed down through generations. You gain an understanding of what it was like for families to live on small Southern Farms before the Civil War. You will also enjoy the best scenic views of Panola Mtn that only a local would know.
Next drive along a paved two-lane road to the start of an old stagecoach road, now a trail. Continue the trail for .25 miles as you get an understanding of Flat Rock. Then you turn a corner and enter a wooded area dotted with gravestones. This is the Flat Rock Historic Cemetery with at least 202 interred individuals, many simple unidentified gravestones. We usually do not visit the cemetery in summer because this area has ticks & overgrown with ivy. Please communicate beforehand that you want to visit the cemetery if it is summer as you will have to make sure to dress appropriately-pants, long socks, tennis shoes. Some interred were born enslaved & freed after the Civil War.
We will also visit the site of the first AA Methodist church site of the Flat Rock Community. And we will end the tour at the Flat Rock Archive. This is a small museum highlighting local AA history.
The tour begins meeting Johnny, a descendant of local enslaved ancestors & lifelong resident of the area at the oldest standing structure in DeKalb County, the historic Lyon's House site. Here you tour the grounds, experience the living area of slaves, & listen to rich stories passed down through generations. You gain an understanding of what it was like for families to live on small Southern Farms before the Civil War. You will also enjoy the be…

Oto Twój gospodarz – Johnny

Gospodarz Airbnb od 2018
  • 77 recenzji
  • Tożsamość zweryfikowana
I am Johnny, the tour guide at the Flat Rock Archives located in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. I had the vision to create an archive that would preserve African American history in DeKalb County since the 1980s. I have been recognized through numerous awards where I specialize in the preservation of rural GA African American history. Many stories have been passed down through my family for generations that discuss the days of slavery through Jim Crow, the founding of the KKK on the top of Stone Mountain, to tenant farming and working in the local granite quarries.
I am Johnny, the tour guide at the Flat Rock Archives located in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. I had the vision to create an archive that would preserve African American history in DeKalb County since the 1980s. I have been recognized through numerous awards where I specialize in the preservation of rural GA African American history. Many stories have been passed down through my family for generations that discuss the days of slavery through Jim Crow, the founding of the KKK on th…
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$25 za osobę
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Informacje o organizacji: Flat Rock Archives



The Flat Rock Archives specializes in preserving African American rural history in the South. It is part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and is able to visually show guests history that has been preserved through tenant farming houses, rural cemeteries and old churches. The archives house papers, letters and artifacts.

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Gdzie będziecie

The Lyon's Farmhouse is one of the oldest standing homes in DeKalb county, located in the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area and get a glimpse into the antebellum past. Enjoy the scenic views of Panola Mountain that only a local would know about along the Arabia Mountain PATH Trail.

Visit the Flat Rock Historic Cemetery located along a trail in a wooded area not known to the general public. And walk through the Flat Rock Archive.

Ocena 4,94 na 5 na podstawie 77 recenzji.

Tannae
listopad 2021
I loved this tour. I learned more about the history of the area, more specifically the black history of it. Johnny was funny and informative!
Anne Marie
październik 2021
Johnny is wonderful, very knowledgable, eloquent, and has a gift for storytelling. He really makes history come alive, and you feel the significance of the ground you're standing on. I would do this tour again in a heartbeat - I learned so much that I never would've known. Johnny has personal connections to the area that make it come alive even more.
Jessie
październik 2021
Johnny was a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide! We enjoyed learning about the Flat Rock community and historic preservation efforts! Thank you so much!
Kimberly
wrzesień 2021
A experience that should be shared by all. This tour was exceptional. You can explore the slave quarters and the main house. Tour the archives , see the old schoolhouse and appreciate the preservation of the land and the structures. No other tour will compare. I truly appreciate seeing things up close and Johnny was wonderful as a tour guide. His knowledge of the family and the history of the area is invaluable and you can feel his love for the property. I will definitely come again and recommend to my family and friends.
Tasha
wrzesień 2021
Johnny was so nice and he even sang a song! The tour was meaningful and he is an excellent historian. I could not have asked for a better experience. It was a pleasure meeting him and learning more about his family history.
Corey
sierpień 2021
the tour was excellent. Johnny was very knowledgeable and paced everything smooth. I learned so much about the local area as well. I will definitely go again.

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