Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Company: Red Clay Tours, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

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.

Know More about this tour

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

  • 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

  • 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