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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

  • Visit landmarks including Dynamite Hill and Bethel Baptist Church
  • Avoid hidden costs with all entrance fees included

  • Gain intimate insight into the battle for civil rights from your guide

Birmingham Civil Rights Tour
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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour
USD 55.00

Birmingham is known for its civil rights history, but matching landmarks to their significance can be difficult on a self-led tour. Visit notable locations, including the 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, and the site of the 1961 Freedom Riders attack, and discover their history from your guide. Travel between sites with ease via air-conditioned vehicle, and benefit from the small-group size for a more intimate experience.

What to Expect

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 10:00AM.

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
Reviews (57)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birmingham Civil Rights Tour was the highlight of visiting Alabama

A wonderful experience of seeing our country at one of our saddest times in history. The exhibits are well displayed and show each step of the Civil Rights movement in our country.

Thank charlenawilliams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A must tour for anyone interested in civil rights!

This was a wonderful tour! Clay knows the history, the back story and details of the civil rights movement as it unfolded in Birmingham. We were picked up at our AirBnB and joined two couples on the tour. Clay was so knowledgeable and able to...More

Thank clazarus304
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anybody with an iota of interest in civil rights issues, Clay’s tour is an absolute must. I considered myself moderately knowledgeable about this period of US history, but came away reeling at the depth and breadth of information Clay gave us. For three hours...More

Thank Schurchill
Reviewed 5 September 2018
Absolutely great tour!

Great tour! Clay is a wealth of knowledge with excellent delivery. He was pleasantly accommodating in adjusting our tour schedule as cab et al. transport service into Birmingham was not available (this is not uncommon I'm told). Tour information is earnest, educational, stimulating and unapologetic....More

Thank livingstonhampton
Reviewed 15 August 2018
Loved this tour of Birmingham

I saw that Clay's Tours received excellent reviews so signed myself and husband up. Clay met us at the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham and that day there were only 3 of us on the tour with Clay. Clay relays the Civil Rights in a...More

1  Thank johnpG3048XE
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20 June 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Clay is very easy to work with. Just send him an email and ask if he could start at a different time. If there’s a large group the day you want to go on the tour he may not be able to accommodate another time, but if it’s... More
2 May 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
We had a private tour and Clay was willing to start at any time. I believe the group tour did start at 10am. If you email Clay he’s very responsive and will get back to you right away. He’s a great guy and you’ll love the... More