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Herndon Home

587 University Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
404 581 9813
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Ranked #75 of 195 attractions in Atlanta
Description: The elegant home of Alonzo Herndon, a famous black entrepreneur at the turn of the 20th century.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The tour of the home of former slave Alonzo Herndon was very informative and a nice way to spend the morning. I am a native Atlantan and knew the story of the Herndon family, but had never taken the time to visit the home. I should have gone sooner. The tour guides were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Locals and visitors... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

The Herdon's story is one that should be more well known. This home is so greatly preserved. The tour guides are very professional and very helpful. My boyfriend and I were given a very interesting and informative overview of the Herdons' life before starting the tour. It helped us understand the interesting decor and design that was located throughout the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The story in this home should be an inspiration to all. A man born a slave became a millionaire and one of Atlanta's most prominent citizens. How did he do it? Take the tour and find out. Tours are given on the hour starting at the back door.

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