Because we are expecting a very large number of people at the event, the Capitol Police are closing off several roads surrounding the Capitol to give the crowds room to gather and join in the protest. While the closing of those roads helps the event, it does create some challenges for people coming to the event by car.
Our first recommendation is that you park at one of the outer lying MARTA (itsmarta.com) train stations and ride the train to the 5 Points Station in Atlanta. On foot, the 5 Points Station is a 4 minute walk (0.2 miles) to the Georgia State Capitol which is where the event will occur at 7 PM on April 15th. The map below shows walking directions. Point A is the 5 Points MARTA station and point B is the Georgia State Capitol.
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If you prefer to drive, there are several parking decks near the Capitol and throughout downtown Atlanta. Some take credit cards, but many require cash. You’ll probably need at least $20 to park for the event.
Underground Atlanta is a large retail center near the Capitol. It is directly beside the 5 Points Marta station which is shown in the map above. Underground Atlanta has ample parking and is only a 4 minute walk from the Capitol.
Some of the Counties and Cities surrounding metro Atlanta are arranging carpools and/or buses to help large groups of people get to the Atlanta Tea Party. For a list of the County Coordinators, their contact information, and details about their transportation plans please see our post from April 8 called County Coordinators and County Information.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the Atlanta Tea Party on April 15th at 7 PM at the Georgia State Capitol.