- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
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.
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- Hotel pickup and drop-off within downtown Birmingham
Company: Red Clay Tours
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
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 9:45 AM.
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
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.