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Herndon Home

587 University Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30314-4126
+1 404-581-9813
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Little Known History

Visited this little known historic treasure, and learned how a man born as a slave accommodated... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Elaine W
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Wonderful Tour

I would like to thank Ms. Roberta for such an informative and sometimes funny.tour. The tour was... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2015
New York City
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The elegant home of Alonzo Herndon, a famous black entrepreneur at the turn of the 20th century.
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11 Oct 2016
“Little Known History ”
24 Jul 2015
“Wonderful Tour”
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587 University Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30314-4126
+1 404-581-9813
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Reviewed 11 October 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!

1  Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 24 July 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...More

Thank sandydNewYorkCity
Reviewed 23 July 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...More

Thank Velma2015
Reviewed 25 June 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...More

2  Thank CSP_WP_TN
Reviewed 23 July 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...More

2  Thank patrat236
Reviewed 26 March 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...More

4  Thank ImAiree
Reviewed 14 June 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...More

1  Thank MTravi
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