(Montgomery, Alabama) Community leaders from 25 towns and cities that stretch from Florence to Enterprise and Fairhope to Bridgeport will guide residents and visitors on walking tours through historic neighborhoods on the five Saturday mornings in April, the Alabama Tourism Department announced today.
Tour coordinator Pam Smith said each of the 125 tours will begin at 10 a.m. and is offered free of charge.
Communities participating in the 2022 Walking Tours include:
The Athens tour will begin at the Athens Limestone Visitors Center. Contact Teresa Todd at 256-232-5411.
Bayou Le Batre’s tour will begin at Maritime Park. Contact Beth Fox at 251-709-7687.
In Birmingham, tours will begin at the Fred Shuttlesworth statue outside of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Contact Gina Mallisham at 866-328-9696, ext. 211.
The Bridgeport tour will begin at the walking bridge, located at 2 Bradley Ave. Contact Lt. Col. John M. Walker at 256-845-3281.
Courtland tours will begin at the Courtland Heritage Museum in the Downtown Square. Contact Linda Peebles at 256-637-2707.
Tours in Cullman will begin at the Cullman County Museum. Contact Drew Green at 256-739-1258.
In Decatur, the April 2 tour will begin at the Morgan County Archives on Bank Street; April 9 at Turner-Surles Community Center; April 16 at Decatur City Cemetery; April 23 at Delano Park Rose Garden; and April 30 at Old State Bank. Contact Danielle Gibson at 256-350-2028.
The Elba tours will begin at the Elba Chamber of Commerce. Contact Sandy Williams at 334-879-3125.
Enterprise tours will begin at the Pea River Historical Society on Main Street, near the Boll Weevil Monument. Contact Tammy Doerer at 334-389-1554.
Tours in the Fairhope area will begin downtown at the Fairhope Welcome Center, located at 20 N Section St. Contact Gabriel Gold-Vukson at 256-740-4141.
In Florence, the April 2 tour will begin at the Florence City Cemetery; April 9 at the Walnut Street Historic District; April 16 at The Forks of Cypress; April 23 at the intersection of North Court and Seminary Streets; and April 30 will take place on the University of North Alabama campus. Contact Linda Jones at 256-740-4141.
Foley walking tours will begin at the Foley Welcome Center. Contact LaDonna Hinesley at 251-943-1200.
In Huntsville, tours will take place on April 2 and April 9 and will begin at Alabama Constitution Hall Park. Contact Pam Williams at 256-551-2368.
Madison tours will begin downtown at the Madison Little Roundhouse on April 16 and April 23 only. There is not a tour on April 30. Contact Pam Williams at 256-551-2368.
Tours in Mobile will begin at the Visit Mobile Welcome Center located inside the History Museum of Mobile. Contact Michael Dorie at 251-208-2017.
Monroeville tours will begin at the Monroe County Museum, housed in the former Monroe County Courthouse in the downtown square. Contact Penelope Hines at 251-743-2879.
Downtown Montgomery tours will begin at the Winter Building at Court Square near the fountain. Contact Jennifer Grace at 334-261-1107.
Tours in Mooresville will begin at the historic Mooresville Post Office. Contact Nikki Sprader at 256-509-0422.
In Moulton, tours will begin at the Lawrence County Archives. Contact Loretta Gillespie at 256-476-1166.
Pell City tours will begin at Pell City City Hall and will take place on April 2, April 9, April 23 and April 30. There is no tour on April 16. Contact Urainah Glidewell at 205-338-3377.
Downtown Prattville tours will begin at the Prattaugan Museum on Main St. Contact Barbara Gaston at 334-361-0961.
Selma tours will begin at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library. Contact Sheryl Smedley at 334-875-7241.
In Sheffield, tours will begin at Sheffield City Hall located on N. Montgomery Ave. Contact at Jimmy Austin 256-627-2953.
The Springville tours will begin at Springville Museum. Contact Carol Waid at 205-837-2586.
Tuscumbia tours will begin at the The Palace Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop, located at 100 S. Main St. Contact Susann Hamlin at 256-383-0783.
Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours. More than 38,000 individuals have participated in the walking tours since the beginning of the program 19 years ago.
For more information about the April Walking Tours, or Alabama Tourism Department, please visit www.Alabama.Travel.
Andi Martin, Public Relations Manager, Alabama Tourism Department