April Walking Tours

Some 33 towns across Alabama will be on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours.

A variety of community leaders will lead the free tours through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns.  The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. on April 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Towns and starting places for the April Walking Tours are: Albertville, Chamber of Commerce; Arab, Stephen Tuttle Thompson Park; Ashland, City Hall; Athens, Athens Visitor Center; Atmore, Heritage Park; Bessemer, Debardeleban Park; Birmingham, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Columbia, Old Bank Building; Columbiana, M & F Bank, Courtland, Park on the Square; Cullman, Cullman County Museum; Decatur, Rose Garden at Delano Park; Dothan, Wiregrass Museum of Art; Eufaula, various locations; Fairhope, Fairhope Welcome Center; Florence, various locations; Greensboro, Hale County Courthouse; Heflin, Ross Park.

Huntsville, Constitution Village (April 5 & 12 only); Madison, Madison Roundhouse (April 19 & 26 only); Mobile, Cathedral Basilica; Monroeville, Chamber of Commerce; Montevallo, Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery; Montgomery Area Visitor Center; Mooresville, Mooresville Post Office; Phenix City; Amphitheater; Prattville, Autauga County Heritage Center; Selma, Selma-Dallas County Library; Sheffield, Sheffield Municipal Building; Sylacauga, B.B. Comer Memorial Library; Troy, Chamber of Commerce; Tuscumbia, ColdWater Bookstore; Wetumpka, Elmore County Museum.

The tours are being coordinated by Brian Jones with the Alabama Tourism Department.  “Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours.  These walking tours are a great way to get out and enjoy the spring weather and find out about the history of our state.  We have done more than 1,800 walking tours since the beginning of the program eleven years ago and they keep increasing in popularity every year,” Jones said.

More information about the April Walking Tours is available on the Alabama Tourism Department website at www.alabama.travel.