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Historical Highlights of Birmingham provided by Red Clay Tours

Historical Highlights of Birmingham

Historical Highlights of Birmingham
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About
Get to know Alabama's biggest city and gain insight into Southern history with this tour of Birmingham’s most important historic sites. Learn more about the Civil Rights Movement as you visit key sites such as Kelly Ingram Park; discover Birmingham’s industrial history at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and Birmingham's Railroad Park; and find out about the city’s passion for baseball at the Negro Southern League Museum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 150-180 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Multiple stops and photo ops around Birmingham
  • Magnificent views of Birmingham from the Railroad Park
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of six people
Know before you go
  • Duration: 150-180 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Multiple stops and photo ops around Birmingham
  • Magnificent views of Birmingham from the Railroad Park
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of six people
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56778P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • All activities
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within downtown Birmingham
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
150–180 minutes
Departure details
  • 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA We meet in front of the Railroad Park sign
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers 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
  • Any sight temporarily closed will be substituted with another sight in town
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • All activities
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off within downtown Birmingham
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA We meet in front of the Railroad Park sign
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers 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
  • Any sight temporarily closed will be substituted with another sight in town
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 10 Mar. 2021
A note from Historical Highlights of Birmingham
Masks covering the nose and mouth are required by all individual while in transportation at all times. Gaiters, handkerchiefs, or similar face coverings are not acceptable masks. There are no exceptions. No refunds will be given to guests that refuse to comply.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1600 1st Ave S
    1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    We meet in front of the Railroad Park sign
    See address & details
  • 1
    Birmingham's Railroad Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Heaviest Corner on Earth
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Kelly Ingram Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Civil Rights District
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    16th Street Baptist Church
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Rickwood Field Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Alabama Theatre
  • 8
    Vulcan Park and Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Karen McCulley
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Introducing Birmingham
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Clay is very knowledgeable about Birmingham and was able to answer any questions we had. A great experience for the start of our girlfriends get away. This gave us a good overview of a city we didn't know anything about and he offered us many tips about things to do and places to eat.
Written 19 June 2021
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Alison K
Richmond, VA291 contributions
Excellent tour of city
This tour was fabulous! Clay does a great job showing you the highlights and speaking to the city’s history. Enjoyed all the photo stops, especially the included stop and your at Sloss Furnace site. Picked up from hotel. Learned a lot, left w Birmingham locally made snacks which was nice touch.
Written 22 May 2021
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MJC50499
Kent, OH8 contributions
Great experience
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Excellent tour, learned so much - an enjoyable afternoon seeing the entire city. We could not have seen everything on our own.
Written 7 April 2021
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TrekkerTT
Indianapolis, IN4 contributions
Birmingham History!
Nov. 2020
Excellent tour! Clay is a fantastic tour guide! We learned a lot about the history of Birmingham and other little known facts. Clay is passionate about his work and strives to provide an excellent experience for his guests. If you come to Birmingham, you’ll want to sign up for this tour.
Written 7 November 2020
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susanshearer13
Fernandina Beach, FL13 contributions
Best tour!
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Red Clay Enterprises are professional and knowledgeable. Our guide, Clay, enjoys his job and made it fun and interesting for us. We drove to different sights throughout the city and then walked around learning facts and history. I highly recommend this tour. It is the best way to learn about Birmingham on this three hour tour. Also, they will pickup and drop off at your hotel within the city.
Written 31 October 2020
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Ed C
1 contribution
Love Birmingham
Mar. 2020
Best tour I ever took. Clay loves Birmingham, good and bad. Appreciated his passion. Although I hope he can learn to enjoy the college football playoffs
Written 12 March 2020
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Janyce M
State College, PA157 contributions
Birmingham is more than just Civil Rights
My husband found out about this natl historical landmark that explains the history of the iron industry in Birmingham. Inside movie and gift shop. Outside walking trail weaves in and out of the old factory. If weather is cool, take a jacket! Very interesting part of the city’s past and present. Small admission.
Written 26 January 2020
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Rena T
Cheltenham, UK8 contributions
Historical highlights of birmingham
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Clay enterprises, father and son tour business. Brilliant, this particular tour run by the son and like the father very informative, whilst taking us around full of interesting information and facts and they also welcome any info that they hadn't covered, very obliging when needed toilet break, and whilst traveling to next sight see, he pointed out all places of interest and the history. Would highly recommend them. The father does the civil rights tour which I also recommend excellent.
Written 29 December 2019
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kimberlywV1477LK
Havelock, NC24 contributions
Be Sure to Take this Tour while in Birmingham
This is a very well rounded tour of the city of Birmingham. A must do while here. There is a good mix of local and historical sites along the tour. We learned so much about the general history, industry, baseball and civil rights history in Birmingham. The tour guide is amazing making the tour that much more fun. We will be back to take another one of their tours and to visit this quaint city.
Written 15 December 2019
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Relax583853
3 contributions
Do not miss
Apr. 2019
An unexpected delight full of history and learning of a bygone era. We visited with Red Clay Tours and learned about the workings of this old site and it’s role in Birminhan’s History.
Written 2 July 2019
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Highly Recommend this Tour!
Do not miss this tour if you want to learn about the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham! Mike was our guide (his s
DJH2019-30t
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MUST DO
Great tour. You must take this tour very interesting and educational. Tour Guide was great very knowledgeable about
mspups
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Really good tour.
If you want to know the history of the civil rights movement, I can't imagine a better tour. Mike was our tour guid
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Very Educational
I have been on a number of tours and Mike was among the best tour guides I’ve ever encountered. A very knowledgeabl
ktbeenthere2015
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Memorable and Gratifying
An absolute must in Birmingham. Ditto to all other reviews. 375 five star reviews out of 381 reviews in total sp
Carey S
Carey S
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Great historical storytelling, see all the nooks and crannies of Birmingham with a local guide
Very interesting history from our guide, Mike, who grew up in the area. You’ll get about 100 years of history in 3
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dannywS9320EO
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Excellent Tour - Highly Recommend
An ABSOLUTE MUST! We met Mike and had a GREAT tour learning in more details about the Civil Rights Movement in Bir
Adam M
Adam M
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A must do tour, educational and emotional!
This had to be one of the most educational tours I’ve ever done. Our guide was truly exceptional, offering critical
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Don’t miss this!
We absolutely loved our guide. He was so knowledgeable and catered to the wide variety of people on the tour (inclu
kellymH9549BR
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Excellent Tour
Mike is so knowledgeable about the history of Birmingham and brings it alive through his story telling. We thorough
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If you are visiting Birmingham for any reason, do this tour. It is so enlightening and enjoyable
If you are visiting Birmingham, you do not want to miss the experience of this tour during your stay. Our tour guid
Bubba-in-Germany
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Don't miss this tour
This was a fabulous tour. Mike is very well versed on the history of the civil rights movement and provided a fasc
JuliaGJ123
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Informative Tour
Our tour guide, Mike, was so knowledgeable!! We absolutely loved our tour and highly recommend Red Clay Tours! It
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Very knowledgeable
Great tour & tour guide. We did this tour prior to going to the civil rights museum & a tour of the 16th street Ba
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Great Tour!
This tour was awesome and Mike was very knowledgeable regarding Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. It was an eye ope
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