Civil Rights Heritage Hike!

TAKE A WALK THROUGH ATLANTA’S HISTORY

Saturday, April 12, 2025, from 8 AM - 12 PM, an event for the Atlanta community, including Scouts, parents, and leaders, is invited to join the annual Civil Rights Heritage Hike. The hike is a learning tour that visits Atlanta’s historic and active centers for our nation’s civil rights.

Take a look at the new Program & Walking Map


JOIN THE HIKE!

This event is free to everyone, so bring your friends and family! You may choose to purchase the Commemorative Patch for $3 when you complete the registration form.

REGISTRATION OPENS IN OCTOBER 2024

 

Become a volunteer!

Join our team and help make the Civil Rights Heritage Hike an amazing event for the Atlanta community!

BECOME A VOLUNTEER


DID YOU KNOW THIS?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Boy Scout. It’s true! He was registered as a member of Troop 151 in Atlanta. His troop was chartered with Ebenezer Baptist Church, where young Martin’s father was a pastor.

While Troop 151 is no longer chartered with Ebenezer Baptist Church, Troop and Pack 213 meet there every other Sunday. Read more about Dr. King's youth in Scouting here.


EMBARK ON A HISTORY HUNT OF ATLANTA’S CIVIL RIGHTS LOCATIONS


Our hike covers 0.6 miles past many historical locations in Atlanta’s civil rights history, from the King Center to the APEX Museum. Challenge yourself to find all of the locations on our History Hunt checklist, but don’t forget the bonus stamps found at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Park!

Download and print!

File Name Description
Atlanta Streetcar & Marta Transit Route Map Transportation Reference Guide Download
Civil Rights Heritage Hike FAQs & Hike Information Download