Historic Heartland / Eatonton

Alice Walker Driving Tour

305 N. Madison Ave.
Eatonton, GA 31024

  • Alice's childhood home

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  • Alice's childhood home

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  • title

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  • Ward Chapel Cemetery: Walker family graves

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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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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. Brochures are available at the Chamber, which is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages