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Historical Highlights of Birmingham

Historical Highlights of Birmingham
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Tour snapshot
Multiple stops and photo ops around Birmingham
Duration:
150–180 minutes
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Get to know Alabama's biggest city and gain insight into Southern history with this tour of Birmingham’s most important historic sites. Learn more about the Civil Rights Movement as you visit key sites such as Kelly Ingram Park; discover Birmingham’s industrial history at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and Birmingham's Railroad Park; and find out about the city’s passion for baseball at the Negro Southern League Museum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 150-180 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Magnificent views of Birmingham from the Railroad Park
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of six people
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 150-180 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Magnificent views of Birmingham from the Railroad Park
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of six people
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56778P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • All activities
  • Air conditioned transportation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
150–180 minutes
Departure details
  • 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA We meet in front of the Railroad Park sign
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • Any sight temporarily closed will be substituted with another sight in town
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • All activities
  • Air conditioned transportation
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA We meet in front of the Railroad Park sign
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • Any sight temporarily closed will be substituted with another sight in town
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Mar 10, 2021
A note from Historical Highlights of Birmingham
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.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1600 1st Ave S
    1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    We meet in front of the Railroad Park sign
    See address & details
  • 1
    Birmingham's Railroad Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Heaviest Corner on Earth
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Kelly Ingram Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Civil Rights District
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    16th Street Baptist Church
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Rickwood Field Park
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Alabama Theatre
  • 8
    Vulcan Park and Museum
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Alison K
Richmond, VA310 contributions
This tour was fabulous! Clay does a great job showing you the highlights and speaking to the city’s history. Enjoyed all the photo stops, especially the included stop and your at Sloss Furnace site. Picked up from hotel. Learned a lot, left w Birmingham locally made snacks which was nice touch.
Written May 22, 2021
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Karen McCulley
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Friends
Clay is very knowledgeable about Birmingham and was able to answer any questions we had. A great experience for the start of our girlfriends get away. This gave us a good overview of a city we didn't know anything about and he offered us many tips about things to do and places to eat.
Written June 19, 2021
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susanshearer13
Fernandina Beach, FL13 contributions
Couples
Red Clay Enterprises are professional and knowledgeable. Our guide, Clay, enjoys his job and made it fun and interesting for us. We drove to different sights throughout the city and then walked around learning facts and history. I highly recommend this tour. It is the best way to learn about Birmingham on this three hour tour. Also, they will pickup and drop off at your hotel within the city.
Written October 31, 2020
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Janyce M
State College, PA157 contributions
My husband found out about this natl historical landmark that explains the history of the iron industry in Birmingham. Inside movie and gift shop. Outside walking trail weaves in and out of the old factory. If weather is cool, take a jacket! Very interesting part of the city’s past and present. Small admission.
Written January 26, 2020
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TrekkerTT
Indianapolis, IN4 contributions
Excellent tour! Clay is a fantastic tour guide! We learned a lot about the history of Birmingham and other little known facts. Clay is passionate about his work and strives to provide an excellent experience for his guests. If you come to Birmingham, you’ll want to sign up for this tour.
Written November 7, 2020
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Climber813621
Marietta, GA12 contributions
Family
We have done lots of tours all over the world. We always prefer smaller guided tours with locals sharing their knowledge. This was absolutely the best tour of this kind that we have ever experienced, period. It was like participating in a Ken Burns documentary! The amount of information provided in a comfortable, casual, conversational style was amazing. Forget trying to remember it all to recount it to your friends-just immerse yourself in the experience. Birmingham has a powerful history to share and I can't imagine anybody better at sharing it than Red Clay Tours. Every detail of your experience has been considered and provided for. Don't be put off by the image of the rusty industrial stuff in the tour's description. That's Sloss Furnace and it is one of the many fascinating sites you will visit!
Written March 14, 2019
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Freethinker
Guadalajara, Mexico4 contributions
Friends
We took the Red Clay Tour in June on a stop during a 22-day train tour. The Civil Rights tour of Birmingham, from all the rest, is what stands out in memory after several weeks of hindsight. This was one tour the quality of which cannot be overstated. Clay has encyclopedic knowledge of the history, although he doesn’t sound like an encyclopedia. His explanations and descriptions are more like an understated passion; still, he can answer any possible question. Be sure to ask him for a bottle of the local ginger soda. It’s startling and delicious. It’s too bad that every major city doesn’t have a Red Clay tour.

Fred Mittag and Floyd Redix
Written August 2, 2018
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Rena T
Cheltenham, UK8 contributions
Couples
Clay enterprises, father and son tour business. Brilliant, this particular tour run by the son and like the father very informative, whilst taking us around full of interesting information and facts and they also welcome any info that they hadn't covered, very obliging when needed toilet break, and whilst traveling to next sight see, he pointed out all places of interest and the history. Would highly recommend them. The father does the civil rights tour which I also recommend excellent.
Written December 29, 2019
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Sunny10486
State College, PA2 contributions
Couples
We spent our Saturday afternoon with Clay (owner/operator) exploring much of Birmingham through his Magic City Tour. As many of his tours sell out, especially the Civil Rights tour, we were lucky enough to be the only two on this particular afternoon excursion which was such a treat. From the moment we met Clay, his attention to detail (including having sun umbrellas to protect his guests from the scorching Alabama sun) was beyond professional and impressive.

We started at railroad park where we were fascinated by the history of the town as he pointed out many of the consequential buildings along Birmingham's skyline. Because of the expansive nature of the locations covered, Clay provides comfortable transport to and from, complete with snacks and cold beverages which made this pregnant lady's day! It was the perfect combination of walking and driving without sacrificing the quality of the tour.

Clay's personality and knowledge was very engaging as he took us to the heaviest corner, Alabama Peanut, Sloss Furnaces, Legion Field, Rickwood Field, and Vulcan Park.

If we ever find ourselves in Birmingham again, we would make certain to take his Civil Rights tour.
Written July 9, 2018
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Hey Sunny, Thanks for visiting for the day, all the way from State College. We had an absolute blast showing y'all around the city and really enjoyed getting to know y'all. We would love to have y'all back down, especially when there are three of y'all. Thanks again, Clay
Written July 25, 2018
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Dawn W
Birmingham, UK5 contributions
Couples
Absolutely brilliant afternoon learning about and seeing the Magic City. Clay is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining offering an in depth insight into Birmingham's history and present day. Will also plan the tour around any particular interests or requests. Very highly recommended.
Written May 30, 2018
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ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I wasn’t sure about what to expect from this tour, but, I literally can’t say enough how highly I recommend it! Our
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Wonderful
My tour guide was on point and was very knowledgeable of what he was saying. Enjoyed it all very educational.
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Knowledge is power.
Thorough. Knowledgeable. Real. This tour was an excellent source of education about a violent and tragic time in B
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Great tour!
We went with our 3 teenage children, & HIGHLY recommend it. It is a very honest, factual & informative tour about
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Superb experience! Excellent riding and walking history lesson
The tour guide was so knowledgeable and willing to share the history of Birmingham even back to the 1800. It was we
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A tour you must take
What a wealth of information Clay has to share! Highly recommend taking his tour whether you are visiting Birmingha
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Great host for sobering topic!
Clay did a great job expanding our knowledge of the Civil Rights activities in Birmingham. He was interested and in
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Please go on the tour!!
The Civil Rights Tour was amazing!! Mike was an incredible tour guide. I learned so much! A MUST do!
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Mike is an exvellent tour guide!
Mike was an excellent and very informative tour guide. I would highly recommend this over 2 hour tour even for thos
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Perfect way to learn about Birmingham
Red Clay was the perfect tour guide. He was there to greet us in the designated spot on time. He was a walking ency
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Outstanding Tour!!
This tour was full of fascinating and interesting information about the city at Birmingham and the civil rights mov
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Red Clay Civil Rights Tour
This tour was very interesting and educational. Clay is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to answer quest
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An excellent way to learn about the civil rights movement in Birmingham
This tour was excellent. We all learned so much. Clay did an excellent job of designing the tour to tell a story th
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Very interesting and delivered with sincerity
Our tour guide, Mike, made the tour very interesting because of his detailed knowledge. But, what I appreciate the
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Our guide was very informative and thorough.
Great information that really puts a true perspective on the past. Our guide showed us parts of history that textbo
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