Experience Birmingham - The Historic Highlights

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Discover the rich history of Birmingham, Alabama, on a guided tour that takes you through the city’s most iconic landmarks. Visit Arlington House, our only remaining plantation house in the city limits. The Alabama Theatre, a beautifully restored 1927 movie palace, and the Lyric Theater and learn about its role in the city’s cultural history. Explore the Civil Rights District, where pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement took place, including the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingraham Park. Finally, marvel at the beautiful architecture of the Vulcan Park and Museum, home to the world’s largest cast iron statue. Please note that this tour does not include the interior of the 16th street Baptist Church or The Alabama and Lyric Theaters. This 3 – 4 hour tour gives the best overview of the history of the Magic City.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: The Birmingham Historic Touring Company

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Stop At: Heaviest Corner on Earth

The Heaviest Corner on Earth is a promotional name given to the corner of 20th Street and 1st Avenue North in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, in the early 20th century. The name reflected the nearly simultaneous appearance of four of the tallest buildings in the South, the 10-story Woodward Building (1902), 16-story Brown Marx Building (1906), 16-story Empire Building (1909), and the 21-story American Trust and Savings Bank Building (1912).

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At:

Our best preserved Victorian district...gaslights, cobblestones and all

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

We will stop by the best preserved Victorian District in the city and grab a bag of peanuts roasted in a building that has it's own mysterious history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By:

We pass through this ever evolving area (and the center of Birmingham's Foodie revolution) and discuss how our city is becoming a MAJOR food destination

Pass By:

This is an intriguing (and controversial) artwork

Stop At: Vulcan Park and Museum

We will see the largest Cast Iron statue in the world, get a great view of the city and learn about the moon that never sets

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At:

Our only remaining Southern Plantation House

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Rickwood Field Park

The Oldest Ballpark in America - home to both White and Negro League teams and site of several movie locations

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Civil Rights District

This area is the center of the Civil Rights Struggle that defined Birmingham in the 60's (and continues to do so even today)

Stop At: 16th Street Baptist Church

The very moving site of the bombing that slaughtered 4 children and cemented the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Duration: 30 minutes
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