Our tours are like a story, not resuscitation of dates and names. And like any good story, we encourage comments, debate and conversation. This conversation is facilitated by the tour guide and through a Q&A session at the final location.



Participants will learn about Atlanta’s founding and its important role during the Civil War. We travel by historic sites, state markers and monuments that tell the story of the July 22, 1864, Battle of Atlanta that helped win the Civil War for the Union.

If needed, we can tie in a theme to align to your meeting such leadership, teamwork, communication or goal setting.

Showcasing the area’s rich history and its historic neighborhoods, you will not soon forget this one-of-a-kind event.

You can choose our 2.5 hour tour, or customize your own.

4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Glenn Hotel’s SkyLounge

  • Overview of the battle with descriptions of key participants
  • If requested, tie into group’s theme or focus

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Luxury Van

  • Thrasherville Marker (Atlanta’s Founding)
  • Sites of Union and Confederate Front Lines
  • Marker: Historic Troop Hurt House
  • Hood’s H.Q and Oakland Cemetery

6:00 p.m.

The Republic Social House (Grant Park)

  • Discuss Battle Aftermath and Post Scripts

7 p.m.

Return to Glenn Hotel

  • Group free to do dinner following tour

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About The Guide

Matt Spaulding is a 24-year veteran of the communications industry. He is the president of Spaulding Communications, an instructor of business communication at Georgia State University and a former consulting fellow to Battlefield Leadership. He has led participants on specialized “urban battlefield tours” in Atlanta, Chattanooga and at Trenton/Princeton, N.J.

“A fantastic tour with just the right amount of fun and history.”

“One of the absolute best historical tours I have ever taken.”