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Scenethat Walking Tours

Walk. Talk. Learn. Experience historical walking tours around Downtown Huntsville, Alabama.
Huntsville, AL, USA
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About Scenethat Walking Tours
Denise is a tour director with certification from International Tour Management Institute. She is passionate about research, storytelling and keeping the legacy of significant people and places alive.
Why book with Scenethat Walking Tours
  • Researcher, Public Speaker, Teacher
  • Live in & work in historic district, Local resident for over 30 years; Certified by International Tour Management Institute; University of Georgia (BA); North Dakota State University (MA)
  • English
  • Professional tour guide
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Tours and Tickets by Scenethat Walking Tours
Wheel Around Downtown
Experience an easy, short, history-filled walk around Courthouse Square. The walk is wheelchair-friendly, walker-friendly, stroller-friendly, kid-friendly and flat to accomodate easy and simple navigation. The tour is covers one-third mile (0.5 kilometers) and 700 fitness walking steps. It is relatively flat and easy to navigate.
From the 4 corners of the Courthouse square we will discover
1. Issac Schiffman Building
2. Church of Nativity Episcopal
3. Law office of abolitionist James G. Birney
4. Constitution Village
5. First Methodist Church
6. Terry Hutchens Building
7. Madison County Courthouse
8. Cotton Row
9. Commercial Row
10. First National Bank
11. Harrison Brothers Hardware

This is a Easy walk, easy to navigate, wheelchair friendly tour to discover Downtown Huntsville History
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1 hour 5 minutes
from $25.00
Downtown Playgrounds (South)
Downtown Playgrounds is designed to introduce families with children (under age 12) to play places and learning spaces around Downtown Huntsville. We will spend up to 10 minutes at each play space. Children accompanied with adults, parents & guardians will have a chance to explore within the time limit. This is our only tour that is designed with an inclusive price for a family of five. Includes admission for family of five to Huntsville Art Museum for exclusive, private 30 minute docent-led tour of play spaces for children.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $49.00
Bark and Wag
Introduce your pet to welcoming spaces in Downtown Huntsville. Learn a little history along the way while your pet enjoys scenic green spaces and dog friendly spots. Learn about spots that are welcoming to dogs.
1. Bud Cramer Park
2. National Children's Advocacy Center
3. Clemens House
4. Pets Love & Happiness
6. Dogspot
7. Gateway Greenway
8. HuntsvilleTimes Building
9. Greene Street Market
10. Church of Nativity
11. Green Bus Brewing
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60 to 75 minutes
from $25.00
Let Our Rejoicing Rise: Historic African American Churches
Experience the rich legacy of African American worship sites in Downtown Huntsville. Learn about key people and significant places that have made an unforgettable imprint on our city. Discover Georgia Slave Cemetery, The original site of the oldest Negro Congregation in the State of Alabama, the place of worship where Martin Luther King, Jr spoke in 1962, the church organized by education visionary and college founder William Hooper Councill, the place where Pastor Bartley Harris is reported to have baptized 3000 souls along with many other significant sites.
Stops with historic significance include
1. Georgia Slave Cemetery
2. Huntsville African Baptist
3. Franklin Street Church of Christ
4. First Seventh Day Adventist
5. Phillips Christiam Methodist Episcopal
6. St. Bartley Primitive Baptist
7. Big Spring East
8. Lakeside United Methodist.
9. First Missionary Baptist
10. Church Street Cumberland Presbyterian
11. St. John African Methodist Episcopal
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $25.00
African American Churches
Experience the rich legacy of African American worship sites in Downtown Huntsville. Learn about key people and significant places that have made an unforgettable imprint on our city. Discover Georgia Slave Cemetery, The original site of the oldest Negro Congregation in the State of Alabama, the place of worship where Martin Luther King, Jr spoke in 1962, the church organized by education visionary and college founder William Hooper Councill, the place where Pastor Bartley Harris is reported to have baptized 3000 souls along with many other significant sites.
Stops with historic significance include
1. Georgia Slave Cemetery
2. Huntsville African Baptist
3. Franklin Street Church of Christ
4. First Seventh Day Adventist
5. Phillips Christiam Methodist Episcopal
6. St. Bartley Primitive Baptist
7. Big Spring East
8. Lakeside United Methodist.
9. First Missionary Baptist
10. Church Street Cumberland Presbyterian
11. St. John African Methodist Episcopal
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $25.00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Denise was a great tour guide! She is super friendly and knowledgeable about Huntsville and will answer any and all of your questions. Great tour!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

Really enjoyed my day with Denise as we travelled to various places downtown where presidents from the 1800s to present day have visited. She did her research and provided pictures, quotes and tidbits of information to bring the events to life. She has several tours...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed September 28, 2019 via mobile

My dad and I took an amazing tour with Denise! We walked about 1.5 miles and felt like we learned so much about Huntsville, from the various presidents who have passed through, to its history during the civil war and civil rights, to architecture... just...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Denise has such a warming personality and everything she says comes from the heart. If you are in Alabama it's really worth your time to take her walking tours. You will not regret it!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ThomasC1717
ScenethatWalkingTour, Owner at Scenethat Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2019

Thanks ThomasC for your kind words. Having you on our tour was delightful.

Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Denise has such enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for history. It was such a delight having her as a guide. We had an enjoyable experience!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cassandra S
ScenethatWalkingTour, Owner at Scenethat Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2019

Thank you CassandraS for such an uplifting review. We are so happy you enjoyed the Huntsville tour. Come back soon.

Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Denise's happy attitude during the tours was contagious, she kept everyone engaged in her tour and gave a lot of information. You can tell she really knows a lot of history about the places we visit and she makes sure to answer any questions. I'm...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

she speaks from the heart with such eloquence and passion, she will transport you back in time...get ready to learn from the best guide!

Date of experience: May 2019
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ScenethatWalkingTour, Owner at Scenethat Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Thanks for your kind words. It was delightful to have you on our tour.

Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Denise was so fun to tour around the city with. She narrates the history of places I visited with so much passion and makes you feel like a story. A great story teller. Highly recommend her tours!

Date of experience: August 2018
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ScenethatWalkingTour, Owner at Scenethat Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2019

Thanks GVsworld for your kind words. It was a joy to have you on our tour.

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