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The 13th annual celebration of Atlanta historic sites known as Phoenix Flies is scheduled to kick off March 5 and last two weeks.
This year, the program, presented by the Atlanta Preservation Center, offers events and tours of Atlanta’s historic buildings, sites and spaces. More than 80 events are scheduled at locations around the city. They are spread from Buckhead to Castleberry Hill.
Some of this year’s highlights include:
A tour of the Cathedral of St. Philip
A tour of The Temple synagogue
A tour of the Goodrum House in Buckhead
Atlanta History Center tours
Walking tour of Standing Peachtree Park
A look inside historic Burns Cottage, a replica of the poet’s Scottish home
A glimpse inside the Piedmont Driving Club
Castleberry Hill walking tour
Behind the scenes tour at the Center for Puppetry Arts
A look inside the restored Daily World building
A tour of East Lake Golf Club
Guided tours of the historic Trolley Barn in Inman Park
Bus tours of the entire Atlanta BeltLine project
Guided tour of the Fox Theatre
Exploring historic Westview Cemetery
Tours of Peachtree Street’s castle, Rhodes Hall
Tours of Oakland Cemetery
A walk and ride tour of all of the city’s MARTA stations
Interactive tours of Auburn Avenue
A bicycle tour of the Old Fourth Ward
Check out the restoration process on the Rufus Rose House
For a complete list of tours and to find out about all the events on this year’s Phoenix Flies, visit

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.