Guided tour

Birmingham: Civil Rights Tour

Birmingham: Civil Rights Tour

From $60 per person

Go on a three-hour tour around Birmingham to learn about the struggle for equal rights from the end of the Civil War up through the Civil Rights Movement. Get acquainted with an important part of the history of the city and the nation as a whole.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
The local partner will either be in a large white bus with their name on the side of the bus or in a small, light blue Honda Odyssey with their name on the back window. They will come into the hotel lobby for each pickup. Please arrive at your pickup point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the leader of the local Civil Rights Movement, Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth
  • Visit Dynamite Hill to understand why Birmingham was nicknamed "Bombingham"
  • See the site of the infamous Children's March
Full description
Begin your Civil Rights tour of Birmingham at the most fitting place – the statue of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, the leader of the local Civil Rights Movement. Learn why the Civil Rights Movement was necessary and how the actions of ordinary people coming together helped lead to the fall of segregation. Visit churches, parks, and houses around the city that served as important sites for activism. Learn about a few groups who fought for Civil Rights in Birmingham and who fought against it. See the site of the infamous Children's March in 1963 where student demonstrators where beset by police dogs and fire-hoses. Learn how the bravery and sacrifice of these young people led to the desegregation of stores across the city only a few days after the march. Visit Dynamite Hill where valiant civil rights pioneers attempted to cross the city's "color line" in the face of frequent dynamite blasts set off by the Ku Klux Klan in an effort to scare them off. Leave with a better understanding of the importance of remembering the Civil Rights struggle in Alabama and across the country.
Includes
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Driver
  • Tour guide
  • Live commentary onboard
  • All activities
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop off within downtown Birmingham
  • Water
  • Umbrella
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Bottled water is recommended between May and September
  • Umbrella or rain jacket is recommended year round
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts
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Outstanding tour. Well done. Knowledgeable guide.

August 18, 2019

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Product ID: 243172