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Statewide walking tours begin in April

Alabama is one of the most historic states in North America. From Civil Rights to ghost stories, we’ve got it all. In fact, there’s so much history surrounding the Yellowhammer state that you probably don’t know the half of it! Well, don’t fret – there’s a great opportunity to get more acquainted coming up in April. The Alabama Tourism Department is coordinating efforts to provide us with statewide walking tours.

Read on to find out more!

More than 30 towns across Alabama will strut their stuff as part of the Tourism Department’s walking tours. Community leaders from each will lead these free tours through historic districts or courthouse squares. Each tour is set to be around one hour a piece, and begin at 10:00 a.m. on April 6, 13, 20, and 27.

Here are all of the locations you’ll be able to visit on the tours:

  • Athens
  • Attalla
  • Bayou La Batre
  • Birmingham
  • Courtland
  • Cullman
  • Decatur
  • Elba
  • Elkmont
  • Enterprise
  • Eutaw
  • Eufala
  • Fairhope
  • Florence
  • Foley
  • Huntsville
  • Livingston
  • Madison
  • Mobile
  • Monroeville
  • Montgomery
  • Mooresville
  • Moulton
  • Pell City
  • Prattville
  • Selma
  • Sheffield
  • Shelby
  • Springville

If there aren’t a couple of spots on that list that pique your interest, then… I’m not sure why you’re even here.

“Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours,” said Brian Jones, who works for the Alabama Tourism Department. “These walking tours are a great way to get out and enjoy the spring weather and find out about the history of our state.  More than 36,000 people have participated in the walking tours since the beginning of the program 16 years ago and the tours keep increasing in popularity every year,”

You can find out more about the tours by visiting the Alabama Tourism Department website.

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