Herndon Home
Herndon Home
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Mary A
Sacramento, CA112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
The Alonzo Herndon home is absolutely stunning. Herndon was born a slave, began working after the Civil War as a share-cropper, opened a small barber shop which he expanded into over 20 shops, and ultimately founded the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Mr. Herndon became Atlanta's first African American millionaire and the life insurance company is still in existence.
Written 1 March 2018
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Elaine W
Atlanta, GA246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
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!
Written 11 October 2016
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sandydNewYorkCity
Brooklyn, NY303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
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 family so we could take as long as we wanted.
Written 24 July 2015
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Velma2015
Charlotte, NC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
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 make you visualize what it was like when the house was filled with music and laughter. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 23 July 2015
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Cecelia P
White Pine, TN45 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
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 down.
Written 25 June 2015
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patrat236
Stone Mountain, GA771 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
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 should have gone sooner. The tour guides were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Locals and visitors to the city should take the time to visit the Herndon Home and learn of Alonzo Herndon's contribution the Atlanta's history.
Written 24 July 2014
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ImAiree
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 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 tour. It helped us understand the interesting decor and design that was located throughout the home. We were given a student discount since we are in college which put us at $5 to experience such an amazing tour. There wasn't a dull or boring moment. We were in awe the entire time. We didn't know about the family before coming, but when we left, we felt like we knew them and we both adored them. They seemed like very upstanding people who shared their wealth the best ways they could. I wish more people knew about them. It's a very good piece of black history.
Written 26 March 2014
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MTravi
Nashville, TN259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
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 the back door.
Written 14 June 2013
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