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Address: 587 University Pl NW, Atlanta, GA 30314-4126
Phone Number: +1 404-581-9813
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Tue 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The elegant home of Alonzo Herndon, a famous black entrepreneur at the turn...

The elegant home of Alonzo Herndon, a famous black entrepreneur at the turn of the 20th century.

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Little Known History

Visited this little known historic treasure, and learned how a man born as a slave accommodated wealth against the odds. Ms Roberta is a walking historian, and has so much... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 11, 2016
Elaine W
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Visited this little known historic treasure, and learned how a man born as a slave accommodated wealth against the odds. Ms Roberta is a walking historian, and has so much knowledge to share!

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

I would like to thank Ms. Roberta for such an informative and sometimes funny.tour. The tour was very thorough and Ms. Roberta answered all our questions about the first Black millionaire in Atlanta and his family. The home is beautifully furnished. It was just my family so we could take as long as we wanted.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

What an inspiring story of a rags to riches man who became the first black millionaire in Atlanta. In addition to his lucrative insurance business, he made his fortune in real estate and as a very upscale barber. The home is charming with appointments that make you visualize what it was like when the house was filled with music and... More 

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White Pine, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

We found the home with hours to view posted on the door, but we could not gain entry. We attempted to call the number listed, but got no response. The home was quite beautiful on the outside, but the area of location is quite run down.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 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 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

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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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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