Historical Highlights of Birmingham

Historical Highlights of Birmingham
Cultural & Theme Tours > Historical & Heritage Tours > Historical Tour
$55
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
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Description

On this 3 hr - 3.5 hour adventure around the "Magic City" we'll hit the historical highlights of Birmingham, AL. From the comforts of our intimate transportation we'll see the best of what this town has to offer and taste a few local treats along the way. To start we'll set our sights on the original rail lines and discuss Birmingham's origins.From there we'll make stops to learn about Birmingham's baseball history, the Civil Rights Movement and when the city was "The Industrial Capital Of the South." We might even head over to Legion Field, site of some 1996 Olympic soccer, or futbol, matches and Rickwood Field, oldest ballpark in America.

Enjoy complimentary pickup from your downtown hotel or Airbnb as your guide drives to Railroad Park to begin your exciting historical tour of Birmingham. Pickups are 5-15 minutes before the tour begins. If you have not scheduled a pickup meet your guide at Railroad Park. The tour starts promptly at 2:00.

Our small group of no more than 6 will walk around the park as we hear the origins of Birmingham and the double-crossing that was done to put the city where it is today. We then visit the following sights: Negro Southern League Museum, Peanut Place, Sloss Furnaces, Kelly Ingram Park, Avondale Neighborhood, Avondale Brewing. If any sites are unavailable, we will substitute with Rickwood Field/Legion Field, an ironworks shop, leather workshop, or other venue/brewery. As we enjoy the sights and sounds of Birmingham, you'll be able to sample locally made soft drinks, potato chips or crackers, and fresh roasted peanuts.

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 3 hr - 3.5 hour adventure around the "Magic City" we'll hit the historical highlights of Birmingham, AL. From the comforts of our intimate transportation we'll see the best of what this town has to offer and taste a few local treats along the way. To start we'll set our sights on the original rail lines and discuss Birmingham's origins.From there we'll make stops to learn about Birmingham's baseball history, the Civil Rights Movement and when the city was "The Industrial Capital Of the South." We might even head over to Legion Field, site of some 1996 Olympic soccer, or futbol, matches and Rickwood Field, oldest ballpark in America.