Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

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On this three hour tour, youll 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. Well 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.

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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 6 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.

Inclusions for Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • All activities
  • Small-group tour
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • 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.

Exclusions for Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to significant weather (hurricane, tornado, or ice), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was an excellent tour! I lucked up and was the only one on the tour so it was a 1 on 1 with Clay. He is extremely passionate about making sure you learn all about the history of Birmingham...the good and the bad. If you only have time to do one tour in Birmingham this is it! Not to be missed! Thanks Clay!!

  • Personal tour was well worth the time and payment. We learned the back story in-depth with much that we did not know about before.

  • This is a must do tour! It's a frank and earnest look at an ugly past that will leave steeped in thought and reflection about the future of our Nation! I've recommended this tour to everyone I've come into contact since. I had ten people from a wedding I attended ready to sign up the next day but the tour was closed that Monday. I wish I could remember the young man's name who gave the tour. He was fantastic! I don't remember his name not because it's not important but because the information that he imparted left me reeling, sad, angry, upset, emotional,and in need of some reflection. None of which was bad, just powerful. It was everything I had hoped for and more!

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