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
Meeting point 512 16th St N 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.
Start time : 09:45 AM
End Point : This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Civil Rights District
Guests will walk around Kelly Ingram Park, see 16th Street Baptist Church, and learn about the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham
30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Kelly Ingram Park
Walk around the park to see the statues and learn about those who marched for freedom in Birmingham
30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
16th Street Baptist Church
Learn about the role the church played in the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham and the history of the church bombing that tragically killed four little girls. 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
See where the march protests ended in Birmingham and learn about groups fighting for Civil Rights in Birmingham 15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Guests will learn about Bull Connor and his clashes against those fighting for Civil Rights 15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Visit Dynamite Hill to see houses and churches that were bombing in Birmingham during the Civil Rights movement. 15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Bethel Baptist Church
Guests will see the church where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth led the movement from 20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park
See the Black Business District to learn about Black life in Birmingham during its heyday. 5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
John Herbert Phillips Academy
Guests will see where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth attempted to integrate schools in Birmingham 15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Wells Fargo ATM
See where the Freedom Riders where attacked in Birmingham. 10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
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