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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour- Riding & Walking

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Birmingham, US
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Experience the rich history and powerful stories of the Civil Rights movement on the captivating Birmingham Civil Rights Tour- Riding & Walking. This three-hour tour takes you on a journey through Birmingham, where you will discover the struggles and triumphs of the fight for equal rights. Starting at the statue of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, the leader of the local movement, you will delve into the reasons behind the Civil Rights movement and witness the impact it had on segregation. As you visit significant landmarks such as churches, parks, and houses, you will learn about the courageous groups that fought for Civil Rights and those who opposed it. With an experienced guide and comfortable transportation, this tour ensures an immersive and enlightening experience. Don't miss the chance to be a part of this transformative journey.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-8 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Learn about the struggle for equal rights
  • Visit major churches and parks
  • Explore the history of the Civil Rights movement
  • See the Black Business District
  • Discover the stories of those who fought for Civil Rights
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  • Driver/guide
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • Live commentary on board
  • All activities
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Embark on a journey through history with the Birmingham Civil Rights Tour- Riding & Walking. This three-hour tour will take you on a captivating exploration of Birmingham's struggle for equal rights, beginning with the end of the Civil War and leading up to the Civil Rights movement. Your adventure starts at the statue of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, a true champion of the local Civil Rights movement. Prepare to delve into the heart of the Civil Rights era as you visit significant churches, parks, and houses, immersing yourself in the stories of those who fought for justice and those who opposed it.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can anticipate a comprehensive understanding of the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham. The total duration of the tour is 180 minutes, allowing ample time to explore the key landmarks and learn about their historical significance. Starting at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, you'll walk through Kelly Ingram Park, witness the iconic 16th Street Baptist Church, and gain insights into the courageous individuals who marched for freedom. Prepare to be moved as you discover the role of churches, the tragic church bombing, and the notorious figure of Bull Connor. You'll also visit Dynamite Hill, where houses and churches were targeted during this tumultuous era.

Who is this for?

The Birmingham Civil Rights Tour- Riding & Walking is for anyone seeking a profound understanding of the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham. It is a journey that invites curiosity and offers enlightenment for individuals of all backgrounds. History enthusiasts, students, and travelers passionate about human rights will find this tour particularly enriching. Join like-minded individuals, all eager to learn about the struggle for equality and the remarkable individuals who played pivotal roles in this transformative movement.

Why book this?

By booking the Birmingham Civil Rights Tour, you will gain a deep appreciation for the pivotal moments that shaped the fight for equal rights. This enlightening tour encompasses the significant landmarks and untold stories that defined the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham. Walking in the footsteps of those who made history, you'll witness the tangible remnants of the past and develop a profound connection to this powerful period. The immersive experience is an opportunity to reflect, learn, and contribute to a more inclusive world.

Good to know

As you embark on this tour, keep in mind that the meeting point is in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, next to the Fred Shuttlesworth statue. Free parking is available in the diagonal parking lot, and there are also parking options on nearby streets. The tour will cover various landmarks, each with its own historical context, providing a comprehensive understanding of the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham. Prepare to be emotionally moved and come with an open mind to absorb the profound impact of this historical period.

Reviews

Travelers who have experienced the Birmingham Civil Rights Tour have praised it for its informative and eye-opening nature. Visitors have commended the knowledgeable guides who masterfully share the stories and struggles of the Civil Rights movement. Many appreciated the opportunity to visit significant sites, such as Kelly Ingram Park and the 16th Street Baptist Church, and gain a deeper understanding of the historical events that unfolded there. Visitors have expressed how the tour left them inspired, reflective, and more educated about the importance of equality. This immersive experience is hailed as a must-do for those seeking a journey through a critical era in American history.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Civil Rights District

Guests will walk around Kelly Ingram Park, see 16th Street Baptist Church, and learn about the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham

Kelly Ingram Park

Walk around the park to see the statues and learn about those who marched for freedom in Birmingham

16th Street Baptist Church

Learn about the role the church played in the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham and the history of the church bombing that tragically killed four little girls.

Linn Park

See where the march protests ended in Birmingham and learn about groups fighting for Civil Rights in Birmingham

Boutwell Auditorium

Guests will learn about Bull Connor and his clashes against those fighting for Civil Rights

Smithfield

Visit Dynamite Hill to see houses and churches that were bombing in Birmingham during the Civil Rights movement.

The Historic Bethel Baptist Church

Guests will see the church where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth led the movement from

Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park

See the Black Business District to learn about Black life in Birmingham during its heyday.

John Herbert Phillips Academy

Guests will see where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth attempted to integrate schools in Birmingham

Wells Fargo ATM

See where the Freedom Riders where attacked in Birmingham.

Reviews

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589jedb

My daughter and I had a wonderful time on this tour! Clay, the company's owner, was our guide, and he was terrific. Very open to questions and very honest in his answers. The tour itself was both thoughtful and thorough, and Clay stayed an extra twenty minutes to discuss Birmingham even further. An amazing tour - I really felt like I was walking through Civil Rights history.

Erica_J

The tour guide was knowledgeable about the history of Birmingham as well as sensitive to the subject matter.

Jed_B

My daughter and I had a wonderful time on this tour! Clay, the company's owner, was our guide, and he was terrific. Very open to questions and very honest in his answers. The tour itself was both thoughtful and thorough, and Clay stayed an extra twenty minutes to discuss Birmingham even further. An amazing tour - I really felt like I was walking through Civil Rights history.

lovingSC

This tour was top notch! Mike taught us 100 years of history by taking us to the parks and buildings which were so important to the Civil Rights Movement. I shall not think of this time of history the same way again The tour takes only smaller groups so there was ample time for questions and discussions. I cannot recommend Red Clay Tours enough.

Carl_T

The guide Mike, being so knowledgable, and friendly 16th street Baptist church Dynamite Hill Rev Fred S

Speechiev

This was the trip that everyone should go on if visiting Birmingham and it will stay with me forever .Mike was an incredible guide , truly passionate and knowledgeable about the history . It is a painful subject and one which is hard to hear ,but hear it we must as white people in continuing the Black Lives Matter movement and understanding the incredible bravery and courage of the civil rights movement .It was an emotional tour as we were additionally honoured to meet Jeff Drew on our route and hear his experiences first hand . I have taken many civil rights tours - this one was the best by far , and I feel privileged to have been here in Birmingham and listened to Mike and Jeff .

Tourist644251

Oh my goodness! Red Clay Tours, the tour guide Mike was absolutely amazing! He gave the most thoural tour guide that I've ever been on! It was my daughter and I first visit to Birmingham, so we were excited to take a tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights. ●We were expecting the typical tour guide, but Mike's knowledge of the history dating back to the 1940's through 2024, and driving us to many different historical attractions/landmarks was impeccable! ●I definitely want to bring my family to experience what my daughter and I experienced! We learned so much! To see The Birmingham Civil Rights on television is one thing, but to experience it in person, and have an superb tour guide like Mike is absolutely awesome! ●Please go and experience the Birmingham Civil Rights Tour with Red Clay Tours! I promise, it's worth every penny and you won't be disappointed!

Anne_M

This is an amazing tour. We learned so much. Mike, our guide, was excellent. He really brought the material alive. He was very knowledgeable and dynamic. I highly recommend this tour!

sherin414

Interesting civil rights tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and Interesting to listen to. Kept our attention the entire tour. Thanks Mike!

LynnWinmill

I’ve done a lot of traveling and been on dozens of tours, but this may be my favorite of all time. We had our14 year old grandson with us and Mike made 1963 come alive for him. What a wonderful experience. Highly recommended.
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