Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

Birmingham Civil Rights Tour
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$55
Duration: 3 hours
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Description

On this three hour tour, you’ll travel around Birmingham to learn about the struggle for equal rights from the end of the Civil War up through the Civil Rights movement. Your tour will begin at the statue of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, the leader of the local movement Civil Rights struggle. We’ll discuss why the Civil Rights movement was needed and what led to segregation's fall. As you visit the major churches, parks and houses, you'll learn about a few groups who fought for Civil Rights in Birmingham and who fought against it.

Enjoy complimentary pickup from your downtown hotel or Airbnb as your guide drives to Kelly Ingram Park to begin your historical tour of Civil Rights sights in Birmingham. Pickups are 5-15 minutes before the tour begins. If you have not scheduled a pickup meet your guide at the Fred Shuttlesworth statue in front of the Civil Rights Institute. The tour starts promptly at 10:00AM.

Our small group of no more than 12-14 will walk around the park as you learn about the origins of segregation in the city of Birmingham and state of Alabama. We then visit the following sights: Linn Park, Boutwell Auditorium, Parker High School, Dynamite Hill, Bethel Baptist Church, Phillips High School, sight of Freedom Riders attack, Kelly Ingram Park, Gaston Motel, 16th Street Baptist Church. Depending on availability we may access the interior of Historic Bethel Baptist Church. While being driven around Birmingham your guide will lead you every step of the way and talk about what made Birmingham so integral to the fall of segregation.

Hotel pickup and drop-off within downtown Birmingham, which include:

  • Elyton Hotel
  • Redmont Hotel
  • Hampton Inn - Tutwiler
  • Sheraton Birmingham
  • Westin Birmingham
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB
  • Hotel Highland Downtown - UAB
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown Near UAB
  • Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB

On this three hour tour, you’ll travel around Birmingham to learn about the struggle for equal rights from the end of the Civil War up through the Civil Rights movement. Your tour will begin at the statue of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, the leader of the local movement Civil Rights struggle. We’ll discuss why the Civil Rights movement was needed and what led to segregation's fall. As you visit the major churches, parks and houses, you'll learn about a few groups who fought for Civil Rights in Birmingham and who fought against it.