Historic Heartland / Eatonton

Alice Walker Driving Tour

305 North Madison Avenue
Eatonton, GA 31024

706-485-7701
  • Alice's childhood home

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  • Alice's childhood home

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  • Wards Chapel, one of five landmarks seen on the tour

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  • Ward Chapel Cemetery: Walker family graves

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  • 1880 Wards Chapel A.M.E. Church: Place of Alice's baptism

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  • Ward Chapel Cemetery: Walker family graves

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This self-guided driving trail takes the visitor to various points of interest applicable to Eatonton native, Alice Walker and her family members. Alice Walker is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel "The Color Purple." Places along the driving tour include the Wards Chapel A.M.E. Church were Alice was baptized and attended services. The church is currently undergoing a restoration. Other attractions include the Wards Chapel Cemetery, her childhood home, her birthplace and the birthplace of her mother, Grant Plantation. Brochure available for distribution at the chamber's office, 305 North Madison Avenue. 

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00AM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages