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Birmingham, United States
Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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.
  • 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
  • Save time with included pickup and drop-off from central hotels
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Departure Point

512 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

I will be standing in front of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute next to the Fred Shuttlesworth statue. There is a parking lot diagonal from the front of the Institute that is free to park in. There is also free street parking(no meters) & paid street parking(meters) around the start point.

Departure Time

9:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We will walk over a mile on the tour in temperatures anywhere between 40-100F. Guests must be able to walk unassisted at a reasonable speed.
  • Not recommended for those that cannot walk at least a mile.
  • Not recommended for those affected by cold/hot weather.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Red Clay Enterprises LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Birmingham Civil Rights Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Birmingham Civil Rights Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Birmingham Civil Rights Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Birmingham Civil Rights Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Birmingham Civil Rights Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Birmingham Civil Rights Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Birmingham Civil Rights Tour.

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A Powerful Awakening of a Dark Past!
, Jan 2022
Wow! Everything was eye-opening and chilling. Mike was an amazing guide who shed light on so many topics of the past and today. I learned more in the tour than in my entire history courses. Appreciated the tour immensely!
A must for all Americans who care about their country and its history.
, Jan 2022
Wonderfully told story of this difficult period in American history that must be told and understood by all generations if the future is to be a positive one. Mike was a fantastic tour guide and for three hours shared intimate fact, anecdotes and displayed a deep understanding and knowledge that only a local who really cared about their history could do.
Feel history
, Nov 2021
Have read about this trip in history books, but being there in person and having such an amazing detailed guide, made this tour beyond my expectations.
Must take this tour
, Nov 2021
Learning black history that I have never read in a history book. Mike our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had some great stories about civil rights history in Birmingham.
Absolutely fantastic,...
, Oct 2021
Absolutely fantastic, thorough and historic ! Highly recommend!!! A must do if you are visiting Birmingham !
Engaging Guide Tells It Like It Was
, Oct 2021
Extensive local knowledge, difficult subject matter handled sensitively without pulling punches. Tour builds logically over time and location.
Do not miss!
, Oct 2021
Clay and mike do an extraordinary job bringing the civil rights fight to life. I take many similar tours in my travels and this is one of the best.
Best tour!
, Oct 2021
Our guide was informative entertaining and passionate. Couldn’t have asked for a better tour!! Loved it
Mike, our tour guide, was...
, Oct 2021
Mike, our tour guide, was excellent and full of knowledge about the entire history of the Civil Rights struggle in Birmingham.
History in a city
, Sep 2021
Learning about the bombings & witnessing the historical landmarks and remnants of such. This history is Very dear to me. I actually Enjoyed every moment!

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