Statewide "Walking Tours" set for Saturdays this month | Community Spirit
Some 25 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 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Towns and starting places for the April Walking Tours are: Abbeville, Abbeville Welcome Center; Ashland, Ashland City Hall; Athens, Athens Visitor Center; Atmore, Heritage Park; Birmingham, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Butler, Jackson’s Jewelry & Gifts; Courtland, Park on the Square; Cullman, Cullman County Museum; Decatur, Delano Park Rose Garden; Enterprise, Rawls Hotel; Eufaula, various locations; Fairhope, Fairhope Welcome Center; Gadsden, various locations; Hartselle, Historic Depot.
Huntsville, Constitution Village (April 7 & 14 only); Madison, Madison Roundhouse (April 21 & 28 only); Monroeville, Old Courthouse Museum; Montevallo, Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery; Montgomery Visitor Center; Prattville, Autauga County Heritage Center; Selma, Dallas County Public Library; Sylacauga, B.B. Comer Memorial Library; Tallassee, Mt. Vernon Theatre; Tuscumbia, ColdWater Bookstore; Wetumpka, Chamber of Commerce.
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 1,500 walking tours since the beginning of the program nine years ago and they keep increasing in popularity every year,” Jones said.
More information about the April Walking Tours is available by going online at www.alabama.travel.
Source: Alabama Tourism Department