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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour provided by Red Clay Tours

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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

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Overview
Attention all history buffs: skip the many generic city tours that skim over the city’s past and instead take a deep dive into Civil Rights history on a tour of the movement’s most relevant landmarks. By joining a focused small-group tour you can learn about the integral role Birmingham played in the Civil Rights Movement and get individual attention from your guide.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
512 16th St N
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  • 1
    Civil Rights District
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Kelly Ingram Park
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    16th Street Baptist Church
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Linn Park
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Boutwell Auditorium
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 6
    Smithfield
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Bethel Baptist Church
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 8
    Eddie Kendricks Memorial Park
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 9
    John Herbert Phillips Academy
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 10
    Wells Fargo ATM
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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You'll end at
512 16th St N
512 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USAI will be standing in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute next to a state of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.
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Highlights
  • Explore Birmingham on a guided Civil Rights-focused tour
  • A combo driving/walking tour makes it possible to hit all the top historic sights
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes the tour hassle-free
  • A small-group tour enables the guide to focus on the aspects that interest you most
Important Information
Departure Point
512 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
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
  • 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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Raquel M wrote a review Jun 2020
Abington, Pennsylvania2 contributions
The tour was sensational! There is a lot of history - not all of it good, but it was presented in an sensitive yet factual manner. Would highly recommend and should I return, would do it again!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Michael P wrote a review Jun 2020
Phoenix, Arizona9 contributions3 helpful votes
Clay was a very passionate and eloquent tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and he answered all the questions that we had as fully as possible. The bus was immaculate and the entire three hours, including when he was driving, was meaningful. This tour provides an honest
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Donna L wrote a review Mar 2020
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I highly recommend this tour. Lots of history presented in an informative yet interesting way. Mike was very personable, and made the stories come to life.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Emma wrote a review Mar 2020
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Me and my brother (19 and 21) visited Birmingham on our way to Florida and decided to take this tour. I am so glad we did! Mike has a wealth of amazing stories and information that makes the history come alive. I learned things that I may not have learned had I wandered around
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Rhonda G wrote a review Mar 2020
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I thought we were going in the building, but instead we took a tour around the city and learned soo much. A very good choice and I’m glad I was able to experience it.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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About the operator

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By: Red Clay Tours
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Love Birmingham
Best tour I ever took. Clay loves Birmingham, good and bad. Appreciated his passion. Although I hope he can learn t
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janycem2013
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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 Birmingh
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Atraveler722
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We were stuffed!
You definitely get plenty of food on this tour! Everything we ate was delicious, and we loved trying some local res
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Rena T
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Historical highlights of birmingham
Clay enterprises, father and son tour business. Brilliant, this particular tour run by the son and like the father
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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 a
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Clay was awesome
We took the food and craft beer tour and Clay, our guide, was awesome. He started us with hotdogs and they were del
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AlisonFromLexington
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Incredible Civil Rights Tour
Clay is an amazing tour guide. His love for the city of Birmingham and his passion to share its history was so impr
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Honestly Painful (and Oddly enough, Humorous)
I am so grateful that this tour exists! I was unfamiliar with Birmingham's history - this tour, with guided comment
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958katies
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Just do it!
We were in town for the weekend as our husbands were taking a course. We came across this tour and are so grateful
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Marla H
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Fun-filled Tour
My friend and I had a fun-filled food and drink tour with Red Clay Tours. It was a lovely way to introduce my Scott
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Outstanding Civil Rights Tour
Clay was an extraordinary tour guide, really more than a tour guide. He provided a scholarly, thoughtful and nuance
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Wow! What an educational and emotional 4 hour tour. Clay's knowledge is extraordinary and the facts kept coming.
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Frank L
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Great Tour
Clay was very kind and knowledgable, and showed us places we would have never found on our own. I would strongly re
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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