Movers, Shakers, and Heartbreakers

Peachtree Heights East

After careful consultation and in full accordance with federal, state, and City of Atlanta guidance, directives and orders, the Atlanta Preservation Center has postponed all scheduled walking tours and events indefinitely. When events are postponed or rescheduled, you will be contacted via email with the new event information as soon that information is available. Unless notified otherwise, your tickets will be valid for the new event date or for any other future Atlanta Preservation Center tour.

Peachtree Heights East Walking Tour

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The Atlanta Preservation Center is collaborating with Buckhead Heritage for a family-friendly walking tour of the graceful Peachtree Heights East neighborhood, led by Buckhead Heritage.  Discover former residents -- including movie star Susan Hayward; Helen Douglas Mankin, the first woman from Georgia elected to the House of Representatives; and Hamilton Douglas, Jr., a distinguished attorney who also established the first Boy Scout Troup in Atlanta -- who quietly shaped Atlanta and beyond.  The unique neighborhood, begun in 1909 by Eretus E. ("Petie") Rivers, includes approximately 330 homes.  Its house styles range from early 20th century American two story four-square, Craftsman Bungalow, Cape Cod, Tudor to Ranch and 21st century home styles. The tour includes a stop at the neighborhood's beloved duck pond, which resides on 7.5 acres of green space and is home to more than 40 species of birds.

This tour is free to members of the Buckhead Heritage Society; contact Buckhead Heritage at 404-467-9447 or for your reservation and/or membership inquiries.  Members of the Atlanta Preservation Center should contact Gabrielle ( at the Atlanta Preservation Center for their free tour reservations.  All reservations are subject to availability and must be confirmed.

The tour meets at the Peachtree Heights East Historical Marker on Lakeview Avenue, located across the street from 81 Lakeview Avenue, Northeast, at its pocket-park ntersection with Potomac Avenue, Northeast. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the neighborhood's variable terrain.

Advance reservation for all tours is required. The tour will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the following Saturdays:  June 6, July 18, August 1, September 12, October 10, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 13, March 27, April 10, and May 8.

Historic Tour Admission

     $13 for Adults
     $7 for Students and for Seniors (65+)

     Free admission for current APC Members.  Contact APC at (404) 688-3353 for your free member reservation.


Reservations are required. We kindly ask that you please book or cancel no later than 48 hours in advance. Members must contact the APC to schedule a tour; for all other reservations, please visit our website.


Tours subject to cancellation at guides’ discretion due to inclement weather at the tour start point.  For parties of 20 or more, please visit the Private Group Tours page for more information.