Birmingham Civil Rights Tour

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 5
Mobile ticket


On this three hour WALKING & DRIVING tour, you’ll travel around Birmingham to learn about the struggle for equal rights from the end of the Civil War up through the Civil Rights movement. Your tour will begin at the statue of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, the leader of the local movement Civil Rights struggle. We’ll discuss why the Civil Rights movement was needed and what led to segregation's fall. As you visit the major churches, parks and houses, you'll learn about a few groups who fought for Civil Rights in Birmingham and who fought against it.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Civil Rights District, Birmingham, AL 35203

Guests will walk around Kelly Ingram Park, see 16th Street Baptist Church, and learn about the Civil Rights movement in Birmingham

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kelly Ingram Park, 5th Ave N at 16th St, Birmingham, AL

Walk around the park to see the statues and learn about those who marched for freedom in Birmingham

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 16th Street Baptist Church, 16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL 35203-1850

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Linn Park, 710 20th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-2216

See where the march protests ended in Birmingham and learn about groups fighting for Civil Rights in Birmingham

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Boutwell Auditorium, 1930 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

Guests will learn about Bull Connor and his clashes against those fighting for Civil Rights

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Smithfield, Birmingham, AL, USA

Visit Dynamite Hill to see houses and churches that were bombing in Birmingham during the Civil Rights movement.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Bethel Baptist Church, 3200 29th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35207, USA

Guests will see the church where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth led the movement from

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Eddie Kendrick Memorial Park, 1727 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

See the Black Business District to learn about Black life in Birmingham during its heyday.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: John Herbert Phillips Academy, 2316 7th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA

Guests will see where Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth attempted to integrate schools in Birmingham

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Wells Fargo ATM, 316 18th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA

See where the Freedom Riders where attacked in Birmingham.

Duration: 10 minutes


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Additional information

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Masks are required while on our transporation
  • Not recommended for those that cannot walk at least a mile.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for those affected by cold/hot weather.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Masks covering the nose and mouth are required by all individual while in transportation at all times. Gaiters, handkerchiefs, or similar face coverings are not acceptable masks. There are no exceptions. No refunds will be given to guests that refuse to comply.

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May 2022

Red Clay Tours guide was exceptional!! I highly recommend anyone and everyone to contact them for this amazing experience.

May 2022

There were 6 of us on the tour led by Mike, a long time Alabama resident and father of Clay, the owner of Red Clay Tours. They have put together a thoughtful and well researched tour of the major civil rights sites in Birmingham. The tour consists of both a walking tour of and a driving tour (...

May 2022

Our guide Mike was very knowledgeable and answered all questions we had. He even agreed to go around the block again so I could get a picture I had missed.

April 2022

Did a stop in Birmingham as we travelled from Nashville to New Orleans. We opted to do the Birmingham Civil Rights Tour and we did not regret it. Best tour we have done in recent memory and worth the stop in Birmingham. Mike, our tour guide, was excellent. The content and sights were A1.

April 2022

Mike did a terrific job of explaining the civil rights movement and the oppression it faced in Birmingham back in the day. A multi-pronged and very moving tour. I'm glad I went and I highly recommend it.

April 2022

Clay, owner of Red Clay Tours, was our guide for this Civil Rights tour. He is extremely knowledgeable and gave detailed background for the events of the 50s in Birmingham. Although I knew the broad strokes, his tour and explanation filled in details and brought to life the times and actors of ...

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