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Birmingham, Alabama

Kelly Ingram Park

Alabama State Capitol Building

Birmingham, Alabama

Your journey will take you on a definitive and emotional story of the civil rights era that changed the fabric of American life. You will visit important sites that defined the Civil Rights in America and sparked a movement.

Established

1871

Population

209,880

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

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Day 1

Morning – Upon arrival in Birmingham you’ll meet your tour guide at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, an interpretive museum that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Take a stroll through Kelly Ingram Park where sculptures depict the reality of the police dogs and fire hoses that were turned on demonstrators who gathered here to protest segregation laws.

Afternoon – A welcome lunch is served. Continue on to historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, a landmark that was bombed by Klansmen in 1963 killing four little girls.

Evening – Make your way to the hotel for check in. Group will enjoy dinner at one of Birmingham’s best barbecue restaurants.

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Day 2

Morning – After breakfast board bus and depart for the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame. Continue on to the Old Depot Museum.

Afternoon – Enjoy lunch on your own. Prepare yourself for an immersion into Civil Rights history. Travel to Selma across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where the civil rights march began in 1965. Continue on to Brown Chapel AME Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. launched the voting rights march.  Next stop tour the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute.

Evening – Group enjoys dinner. Your evening begins with a stop at the Old Live Oak Cemetery. Meet your ghost guides and begin the lantern lit tales of woe ghost tour.

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Day 3

Morning – Enjoy breakfast then check out.  Depart for Montgomery and follow the Selma-to-Montgomery Trail. Your tour guide will point out various locations including the Viola Liuzzo historic marker, the location where Mrs. Liuzzo was shot and killed while she was giving black marchers a ride back to Selma.  Once in Montgomery, you will visit the Selma-to-Montgomery Trail Interpretative Center.

Afternoon – Lunch will be in downtown Montgomery.  Afterwards group is admitted to the Rosa Parks Museum. Continue on to the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached. Next stop will be the Dexter Parsonage Museum, the residence once occupied by Dr. King and his family. Make a stop at the Civil Rights Memorial before visiting the Alabama State Capitol.

Evening – A farewell dinner is enjoyed before we begin our safe journey home.

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