Historical Highlights of Birmingham

45 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket

On this three hour WALKING AND RIDING adventure around the "Magic City" we'll hit the historical highlights of Birmingham, AL. We'll see the best of what this town has to offer and taste a few local treats along the way. To start, we'll set our sights on the original rail lines and discuss Birmingham's origins. From there we'll make stops to learn about Birmingham's baseball history, the Civil Rights Movement and when the city was "The Industrial Capital Of the South." We might even head over to Legion Field, site of some 1996 Olympic soccer, or futbol, matches and Rickwood Field, oldest ballpark in America.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Red Clay Enterprises LLC

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Birmingham's Railroad Park

We will get a great view of the city and learn about the origins of the city and the skyline of the city.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Heaviest Corner on Earth

Get a glimpse of the Heaviest Corner...or at least learn why it's called that

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Here we will learn about the foundations of the city and how we were built by iron, specifically pig iron.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kelly Ingram Park

We will walk around the park to discuss the marches in April and May of 1963 during the Civil Rights Movement.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Civil Rights District

Guests will learn about the Civil Rights movement here in Birmingham

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: 16th Street Baptist Church

See the church where four girls were tragically killed in a 1963 church bombing.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Rickwood Field Park

See the Oldest Baseball Park in America...right here in Birmingham

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Alabama Theatre

Guests will get to see the old theater district here in Birmingham

Stop At: Vulcan Park and Museum

See the largest cast iron statue in the world from atop Red Mountain

Duration: 15 minutes
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