Birmingham Historic Tours

Explore the rich history of Birmingham, Alabama through our historic guided tours.
Experience the Historic Highlights of the Magic City, our Architectural heritage, our deep sports heritage, local culture, Cemeteries, and much more.  Scroll down to see the diverse collection of tours we offer and book your tour now!
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Discover the rich history of Birmingham, Alabama, on a guided tour that takes you through the city’s most iconic landmarks. Visit Arlington House, our only remaining plantation house in the city limits.  The Alabama Theatre, a beautifully restored 1927 movie palace, and the Lyric Theater and learn about its role in the city’s cultural history. Explore the Civil Rights District, where pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement took place, including the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingraham Park. Step back in time at the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, once a bustling pig iron production site, now an open-air museum. Finally, marvel at the beautiful architecture of the Vulcan Park and Museum, home to the world’s largest cast iron statue.

Please note that this tour does not include the interior of the 16th street Baptist Church or The Alabama and Lyric Theaters.

This 3 – 4 hour tour gives the best overview of the history of the Magic City.

Tuesday Thru Saturday at 10 AM

$100 adult – $50 Children (7 – 12)

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Experience downtown Birmingham, Alabama’s stunning architecture on our architectural tour. Marvel at the historic and modern buildings that make up the city’s skyline, including the iconic Alabama Theatre, the historic John Hand Building, and the incredible Florentine Building. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the design and history of each structure, revealing the stories behind the city’s most impressive buildings. We’ll take you through the heart of downtown, pointing out hidden gems and architectural details you might otherwise miss. Whether you’re an architecture enthusiast or appreciate beautiful design, this tour is to be noticed. Book your spot today and discover the beauty of downtown Birmingham!

Walking tour offered every day

10 AM – 2 PM – 4 PM

$30 per person

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Experience the beauty and diversity of the architecture of our Pioneer Downtown Houses of Worship on this walking tour that explores the four remaining original churches of Downtown Birmingham (and visits the site of the fifth).  We discuss the founding of the churches and their history, from their original simple wooden buildings to the towering edifices of brick and stone that exist today.

Please note – that this is an outdoor walking tour –  we will not access the interiors of any given place of worship.

Also, note that these are active places of worship and not “tourist attractions,” and the utmost respect for ALL places of worship is required on this tour.

Offered Monday thru Saturday

10 AM – 2 PM – 4 PM

$30 per person

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Discover the fascinating history and hidden stories of Birmingham, Alabama through the Cemeteries Tour. Join us on a journey through time as we explore some of the city’s oldest and most beautiful cemeteries. Learn about the lives and legacies of the individuals buried there, from prominent civic leaders to unsung heroes. Hear stories of tragedy and triumph, of love and loss. Admire the beautiful sculptures and monuments, and gain a new appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship of these timeless memorials. This unique tour is a celebration of the city’s rich heritage and a reminder of the enduring legacy of those who came before us.

Summer 2023

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On this tour, we will dive into taverns and brothels both famous and infamous that have populated the streets and back alleys of the Magic City during its day and tales of the neer-do-wells and law enforcement that constantly danced around each other creating many legends that are still felt today. This tour will actually end and one of our current watering holes so that we may reminisce with a specially constructed historic cocktail!

Come and learn about our famous red light district, the Madam’s who marched on City Hall, and all the other hidden bits of City history that you’re not going to learn anywhere else!

This tour is generally held on the first Saturday of each month in the afternoon, or by request for small groups.

The price of the cocktail is not included in your ticket and is of course, not required.

Returning Summer 2023

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