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Historical Highlights of Birmingham

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Overview
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.
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You'll start at
1600 1st Ave S
1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USAWe meet in front of the Railroad Park sign
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    Birmingham's Railroad Park
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Negro Southern League Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    Alabama Peanut Company
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Heaviest Corner on Earth
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 5
    Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 6
    Kelly Ingram Park
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    Civil Rights District
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 8
    16th Street Baptist Church
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 9
    Legion Field
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 10
    Rickwood Field Park
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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    Pass by Alabama Theatre
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You'll end at
1600 1st Ave S
1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USAWe meet in front of the Railroad Park sign
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Highlights
  • Multiple stops and photo ops around Birmingham
  • Magnificent views of Birmingham from the Railroad Park
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off in Birmingham
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of six people
Important Information
Departure Point
1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
Duration
180–200 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • Any sight temporarily closed will be substituted with another sight in town
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ed C wrote a review Mar 2020
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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
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Janyce M wrote a review Jan 2020
State College, Pennsylvania159 contributions44 helpful votes
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
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Rena T wrote a review Dec 2019
Cheltenham, United Kingdom7 contributions
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
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Date of experience: December 2019
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kimberlywV1477LK wrote a review Dec 2019
Havelock, North Carolina24 contributions1 helpful vote
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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
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Relax583853 wrote a review Jul 2019
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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.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Jimmie1109
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A must if visiting!
Mike was a great guide and know his history. With Covid 19 still messing up our way of life, the tour continues.
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bthe0
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Great tour of Birmingham
Even though COVID prevented us from going IN a variety of buildings, this was a wonderful 3-hour tour. Some of th
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3isgreatRaquelm
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One of the best civil rights tours in a long time!
The tour was sensational! There is a lot of history - not all of it good, but it was presented in an sensitive yet
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Michael P
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Civil Rights Tour With Clay
Clay was a very passionate and eloquent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and he answered all the question
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Red Clay tours Birmingham
I highly recommend this tour. Lots of history presented in an informative yet interesting way. Mike was very person
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emmabest2
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Mike is the best!
Me and my brother (19 and 21) visited Birmingham on our way to Florida and decided to take this tour. I am so glad
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rhondag401
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Knowledgeable Tour
I thought we were going in the building, but instead we took a tour around the city and learned soo much. A very g
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JamieDamato
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This tour exceeded my expectations.
Mike was amazing - I cannot say enough good things about this tour - I highly recommend it. Our tour had 4 adults
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mashkaromashka5
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Phenomenal!
Mike is a wealth of knowledge and clearly knows and cares a great deal about Birmingham and this crucial chapter in
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evergold412
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A Lesson for a History Teacher
A group of teachers from my district in North Carolina took an extended version of Clay’s Civil Right’s tour and it
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Thomas G
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Business visitor
This is a must do tour if you are in Birmingham. Educational, inspirational, entertaining, heart breaking, hopeful.
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chibaby1976
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very enlightening
The details of the sights. Mike was very knowledgeable of the history of Birmingham. He explained the good and the
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SarahSTO52
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Important history we all need to understand
Mike provided an excellent tour of Birmingham's history in the civil rights movement. We went to the wonderful Civ
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941kandy
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Brilliant full day bespoke tour
We contacted Clay of Red Clay Tours from the U.K. and asked for his advice regarding a civil rights tour setting of
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Cynthia C
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Very eye opening
This tour was incredible from start to finish. Clay is very knowledgeable about the History of his hometown both g
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Key Details
  • Duration: 180–200 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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