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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

  • 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

Birmingham Civil Rights Tour
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Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

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.

What to Expect

Enjoy complimentary pickup from your downtown hotel or Airbnb as your guide drives to Kelly Ingram Park to begin your historical tour of Civil Rights sights in Birmingham. Pickups are 5-15 minutes before the tour begins. If you have not scheduled a pickup meet your guide at the Fred Shuttlesworth statue in front of the Civil Rights Institute. The tour starts promptly at 10:00AM.

Our small group of no more than 6 will walk around the park as you learn about the origins of segregation in the city of Birmingham and state of Alabama. We then visit the following sights: Linn Park, Boutwell Auditorium, Parker High School, Dynamite Hill, Bethel Baptist Church, Phillips High School, sight of Freedom Riders attack, Kelly Ingram Park, Gaston Motel, 16th Street Baptist Church. Depending on availability we may access the interior of Historic Bethel Baptist Church. While being driven around Birmingham your guide will lead you every step of the way and talk about what made Birmingham so integral to the fall of segregation.

Hotel pickup and drop-off within downtown Birmingham, which include:

  • Elyton Hotel
  • Redmont Hotel
  • Hampton Inn - Tutwiler
  • Sheraton Birmingham
  • Westin Birmingham
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB
  • Hotel Highland Downtown - UAB
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Birmingham Downtown Near UAB
  • Courtyard by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Birmingham Downtown at UAB
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Loved this tour of Birmingham

I saw that Clay's Tours received excellent reviews so signed myself and husband up. Clay met us at the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham and that day there were only 3 of us on the tour with Clay. Clay relays the Civil Rights in a...More

Thank johnpG3048XE
Reviewed 5 days ago
Sign up in advance for one of Clay's custom tours

Joined Clay's tour on a very rainy Monday in July when I saw him leading a few others around the 16th Ave Baptist Church. Mondays in Birmingham are days when museums and tourist destinations are closed, so it's a wise option to get a private...More

Thank LPC1_13
Reviewed 5 days ago
Wonderful private tour!

My 18-year-old son, 73-year-old mother-in-law, and I started our civil rights history tour in Birmingham two weeks ago with Clay on a private tour. We flew in that morning and Clay graciously set up a private tour for us that afternoon. Clay was prompt, engaging,...More

Thank epibausch
Reviewed 1 week ago
Exceptional and awesome!!

This was a great tour of Birmingham. Clay was exceptionally educated and knowledgeable about the history of Birmingham. He was able to take us to the historical parts of downtown Birmingham as well as other areas throughout Birmingham and explain its history. He was also...More

Thank Pauletta R
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous tour!

We were unable to sign-up any of the scheduled tour times because we had a very tight schedule. Clay agreed to meet us for a very early morning tour. Clay's insight into the history of Birmingham and the personalities of the people involved in the...More

Thank plynnesq
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Clay is very easy to work with. Just send him an email and ask if he could start at a different time. If there’s a large group the day you want to go on the tour he may not be able to accommodate another time, but if it’s... More
2 May 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
We had a private tour and Clay was willing to start at any time. I believe the group tour did start at 10am. If you email Clay he’s very responsive and will get back to you right away. He’s a great guy and you’ll love the... More