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Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama

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Birmingham: Civil Rights Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Birmingham: Civil Rights Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Discover Birmingham's Civil Rights Story. The tour never expires. You can take it as many times as you want. And after taking the on-location tour, you'll unlock a virtual tour you can listen to anytime. Did you ever think, "What did the tour guide say?" With our Walking Tours app, you can listen anytime and keep the stories forever. You'll see the historic civil rights spots in Birmingham associated with Martin Luther King Jr., Fred Shuttlesworth, Project C, the Children's Crusades Marches, and much more. You will see the historic Kelly Ingram Park, the stop by the 16th street baptist church, the AG Gaston Motel, Lyric, Kendrick Memorial park and much more! You'll learn about Jim Crow laws and how people fought for civil rights in Montgomery.

Montgomery: Walk of Freedom Audio Walking Tour

Montgomery: Walk of Freedom Audio Walking Tour

Use this specially-curated audio tour to take a trip down the long road from the Jim Crow segregation laws all the way to modern American civil liberties. Learn about the hard battles fought, the stands made, and the people who made them, from Martin Luther King Jr to Rosa Parks. See the spot and listen to the story of how Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat for the color of her skin. Learn about how Martin Luther King, the Freedom Riders, and many others fought for the same cause, and eat a hotdog at the same restaurant Dr. King used to eat his. Start and stop when you wish and go as swiftly or as smoothly as you please. Tune in to this convenient audio tour via an app on your phone and enjoy your own personal guide at exactly the right volume so you won't miss a thing. Save the audio tour and listen back whenever you like.

Alabama: Montgomery/Selma Area Multi-Attraction Pass

Alabama: Montgomery/Selma Area Multi-Attraction Pass

Visit some of the best attractions in Montgomery, Selma, and Tuskegee with a 1, 2, or 5-day all-in-one attraction pass that'll act as your admission ticket to all the venues included. Save yourself the money and time needed to book each specific ticket. Enjoy access to these attractions: Alabama State Capitol, By The River Center For Humanity, Civil Rights Memorial Center, Historic Davis Theatre Tour, The Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery, Tabernacle Baptist Church, Tuskegee History Center, Whippoorwill Vineyards, and Edmund Pettus Bridge. If you're more into museums, you can visit Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, The Hank Williams Museum, The Museum Of Alabama, The Scott And Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, The Selma-Dallas County Museum, Freedom Rides Museum, and Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts. Choose a 1-day pass to see some of your favorites, or select a 2 or 5-day option for more time to visit all attractions.

Montgomery: Morbid Wonders Haunted Walking Tour

Montgomery: Morbid Wonders Haunted Walking Tour

For decades, Montgomery has been known as the city that transformed from the Cradle of the Confederacy to the Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement... but do you know the rest of the story? Join Morbid Montgomery Ghost Tours for a thrilling journey through 200 years of history — from a deadly duel at the Capitol to the infamous Red Lady of Huntingdon College. Share a beer with former country legend, Hank Williams, at Chris’s Famous Hotdogs! Hear the chilling tale of the city’s most haunted restaurant: Lucas Tavern. And dive into the disturbing Civil War history of Maxwell Air Force Base. By the end of the tour, you’ll have plenty of spooky stories to share with friends and family back home. Are you brave enough to step into the shadows of Montgomery? The ghosts are waiting. All tours meet at Civil Rights Memorial 400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104. Your guide will be wearing a US Ghost Adventures t-shirt and carrying a lantern. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour start time.

Montgomery & Civil Rights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Montgomery & Civil Rights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

As both the birthplace of Civil Rights and the Cradle of the Confederacy, Montgomery played a pivotal role in slavery, the Civil War, and the rise of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s practically an open museum with historical sites on almost every corner. You’ll see most of them on this walking tour as I introduce you to this important city’s humble beginnings. The tour begins with emotional heft outside the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, dedicated to the country’s victims of racial lynching. From there, you’ll wind your way through the city center and see a smattering of museums dedicated in some aspect to the Civil Rights Movement, including the Freedom Rides Museum, Rosa Parks Museum, Civil Rights Memorial Center and the Legacy Museum, where our tour ends. Along the way, you’ll visit the almost 200-year-old Court Square Fountain, which served as the starting point of Montgomery when two independent towns merged to form the new city. You’ll hear how the picturesque square surrounding the fountain was one of the most prominent slave auction sites in the South. I’ll also show you the First White House of the Confederacy where former president Jefferson Davis resided in 1861. From there, you’ll walk down the historical Dexter Avenue and away from the Alabama State Capitol, where the march from Selma culminated in a passionate speech by Dr. Martin Luther King in 1965.

Alabama: 3-Day Montgomery City Multi-Attraction Pass

Alabama: 3-Day Montgomery City Multi-Attraction Pass

See all Montgomery has to offer with a 3-day pass for Alabama State Capitol, Civil Rights Memorial Center, Freedom Rides Museum, Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum, The Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery, The Hank Williams Museum, and The Scott And Zelda Fitzgerald Museum.Discover the only museum dedicated to the lives and legacies of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, located in their former home. Visit the Civil Rights Memorial Center and Freedom Rides Museum to see Montgomery’s effort towards education, reflection, and action for civil and human rights. Step back into the life of country music's first superstar at the Hank Williams Museum. Come up close to over 400 animals from five continents with barrier-free exhibits Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum.Head inside Alabama State Capitol, officially recognized as the First Confederate Capitol. Discover the works of local artists both past and present in the exhibits of the Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery.Along with your pass, get information on how to visit attractions like the Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University, the Historic Davis Theater Tour, and Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts, which are always free to enter.

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(2 reviews)

This walking tour was the perfect way to explore the town and hear that history. The walk has shaded spots along the way in the summer, but is mostly in the sun. The sound effects in the audio were so real. The only thing I would change/be aware of his the hot dog restaurant might not be a good fit for everyone. Looking forward to more yours!

Loved the tour & information provided. Everything was excellent except the quality of the recording. It skipped every so often, similar to how a cd skips if it’s scratched. That bummed me out bc it made me wonder if some of the info was skipped as well. :( Otherwise, it was very worthwhile and I’m so glad I listened as I walked.

Great self guided tour. Informative, interesting, enlightening. Really glad we stopped through Montgomery to do this tour.

We had a wonderful time with the tour. We enjoyed the information and the clear directions. Great job!

Excellent. A great, in expensive, self-paced way to learn about the sights.