Walk this way to 3 Birmingham Walking Tours this fall

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Have you bought your tickets for Vulcan Park & Museum’s Birmingham Walking Tours? Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

Get ready to grow your brain and score some amazing views and exercise, too. Vulcan Park & Museum is offering three Birmingham Walking Tours—plus a few more cool programs—this fall, and you won’t want to miss out. Scoop your tickets now.

Birmingham Walking Tours

1. Woodlawn Tour

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Birmingham Walking Tours take you through up-and-coming area of Woodlawn. Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Birmingham’s Woodlawn area over the past few years. To learn why, Vulcan Park & Museum’s Woodlawn Tour is for you. 

On this unique tour, you’ll gain insight into the area’s humble beginnings as a farming community and how it’s now one of Birmingham’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. 

When: Sunday, October 3 | 2-4PM
Price: Vulcan Park & Museum Members – $25 | Non-members – $40
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2. Downtown Churches Tour

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Cathedral Church of the Advent. Photo via Vulcan Park & Museum

Downtown Birmingham is filled with some of the most gorgeous churches around. But did you know many of them date back as far as the city’s founding days? Cool, I know. 

During Vulcan Park & Museum’s Downtown Churches Tour, you’ll have the chance to see first-hand some of the original congregations that are still prospering today, including:

  • Cathedral Church of the Advent
  • Cathedral of St. Paul
  • 16th Street Baptist Church
  • First Presbyterian Church 
  • First United Methodist Church

When: Sunday, October 10 | 2-4PM
Price: Vulcan Park & Museum Members – $25 | Non-members – $40
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3. Birmingham Mineral Railroad Tour

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Kiwanis Vulcan Trail. Photo viaFreshwater Land Trust

Ever wondered how the location of the City of Birmingham came to be? Then hop aboard an imaginary train for the Birmingham Mineral Railroad Tour. 

What you’ll discover:

  • The history of local mining and iron-making companies.
  • The purpose the Railroad once served.
  • Plant life and beautiful views of the area that is now known as the Kiwanis Vulcan Trail. 

When: Sunday, October 17 | 2-4PM
Price: Vulcan Park & Museum Members – $25 | Non-members – $40
Buy your tickets now

Further your knowledge of Birmingham

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From Factory to Field: The Dream of Baseball in Birmingham exhibit at Vulcan Park & Museum. Photo via Riley Campbell for Bham Now

Want to find out even more about The Magic City? Then say hello to baseball.

Birmingham played a prominent role in the sport and Vulcan Park & Museum offers an exciting look into the famed Black Barons and Barons with their coolest exhibit yet—From Factory to Field: The Dream of Baseball in Birmingham.

Here’s a peek at what the exhibit highlights:

  • Early baseball with the Industrial League, club baseball and amateur league play
  • The construction of Rickwood Field and the golden age years of baseball in Birmingham
  • Great players + events from 1900-1950
  • The Birmingham Black Barons + the 1948 Negro League World Series
  • The Postwar + Modern Era with greats like Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan + Rollie Fingers

Here’s a closer look inside the exhibit.

When: Now-January 7, 2022
Time: Daily | 10AM-6PM
Where: Linn-Henley Gallery at Vulcan Park & Museum, 1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209
Price: Included in cost of admission. Adults (13+) – $6 | Seniors (65+)/Military – $5 | Kids (5-12) – $4 | Kids 2 + under – FREE

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