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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

location Birmingham, United States, United States

3 hours

10 reviews

TicketSales Tour code: 56778P2

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.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Civil Rights District, Birmingham, AL 35203

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kelly Ingram Park, 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 16th Street Baptist Church, 16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203-1850

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Linn Park, 710 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-2216

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

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

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

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Smithfield, Birmingham, AL, USA

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

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bethel Baptist Church, 3200 28th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35207, USA

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park, 1727 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

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

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: John Herbert Phillips Academy, 2316 7th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

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

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Wells Fargo ATM, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA

See where the Freedom Riders where attacked in Birmingham.

Duration: 10 minutes

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:

Departure Point:
512 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
There is ample free parking around our start point, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

We also pickup from AirBnb if within downtown.

Pickup times run 15-30 minutes before tour start time.

Departure Time:

3 hours

Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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USD $63.85


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USD $63.85

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • All activities
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within downtown Birmingham
  • Gratuities
Additional Information:
  • 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

Voucher Info:
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Reviewed by: Rhonda, December 1969

Very informative tour. Thank you for a good day out. I appreciate how you delivered the information..sharing truth but sensitive to your audience.

Reviewed by: Nakia, December 1969

The tour was excellent, Clay was awesome, definitely knew the information and it was wonderful, definitely a must when you come to Birmingham 😊😊😊😊

Reviewed by: Shelia, December 1969

Absolutely wonderful tour, even though Covid has the museums shut down. My son and I learned a ton and have a whole new appreciation for the current movements happening in our nation. The host was super informative, compassionate towards the cause, and kept us engaged.

Reviewed by: Michenna, December 1969

The tour was fantastic and packed full of great knowledge for anyone willing to expand their mind to past civil rights history. Recently our country has been facing more civil rights issues so it was awesome to link the past to the present to better understand our country’s current problems as well! The tour lasts around 3 hours total so I’d recommend bringing a water bottle because there is plenty of walking on this tour. Overall, the experience was awesome and I encourage anyone who is thinking about it, to go!

Reviewed by: smoky623, March 2020

The tour guide was so passionate in his narrative that I was deeply moved. It’s good to be informed of the social injustice from the past. Sad it’s still so prevalent today. Excellent tour!

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