Alice Walker Driving Tour


305 N. Madison Ave.
Eatonton GA 31024


  • Admission: $0.00

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


Alice's childhood home
Ward Chapel Cemetery: Walker family graves
Ward Chapel Cemetery: Walker family graves
1880 Wards Chapel A.M.E. Church: Place of Alice's baptism
Alice's childhood home

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. Brochures are available at the Chamber office located at 305 N. Madison Avenue, which is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Accessible