Birmingham Walking Tours returns this spring with 2 new experiences + an exciting partnership with Freedom Line Tours


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You’ll discover things you never knew about The Magic City during Birmingham Walking Tours. (Vulcan Park & Museum)

Exciting news, Bham! Vulcan Park & Museum’s Birmingham Walking Tours return this spring with two new intriguing locations and additional tours available through a fun partnership with Freedom Line Tours. Read on for details and why you’ll want to attend, then grab your tickets here. Psst—the first walking event takes place on Saturday, April 29.

New Birmingham Walking Tours this spring

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Spring days call for educational walks. (Vulcan Park & Museum)

Vulcan Park & Museum may have new walking tours on the books this spring, but did you know its Birmingham Walking Series has run for the past 17 years? This exclusive walking series features educational, fun tours that explore the architectural beauty and history of the The Magic City. 

If you’re wondering what makes the walking series so successful, here’s some insight: 

  • They give participants an up-close look at Birmingham’s rich history, culture and even hidden architectural treasures.
  • They are chock-full of education as well as fun and invigorating.
  • They are led by local historians and architects who know all there is to know about The Magic City. Meet them here.

Beginning this April, Vulcan Park & Museum’s Birmingham Walking Tours offers two brand-new tours sponsored by The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Spire and Stone Building Company. 

Grab those walking shoes—here’s what’s ahead:

1. Breathing Life into Landmarks

This fascinating trek on Saturday, April 29, highlights some of the Birmingham’s most cherished landmarks including visits to some of the 12 most in-demand properties around the city.

You’ll also explore the strong role tax credits played in revitalizing these buildings and the positive impact they have had on the community.

Event details:

  • What: Breathing Life into Landmarks 
  • When: Saturday, April 29 | 9:30-11AM
  • Walking Distance: 1.5-2.5 miles
  • Cost: Members – $20, Non-Members – $30 | Member Bundle – $35, Non-Member Bundle $50
  • Tickets

2. City Walk | Linn Park

CityWalk BHAM
Have you been to City Walk BHAM? (Ben Johnson / Bham Now)

Past, present and future merge in this all-new, upbeat walking tour. You’ll explore City Walk and historic Linn Park to learn about the design process, place making and a developing vision called Re-vision Linn Park.

Event details:

  • What: City Walk | Linn Park
  • When: Saturday, May 20 | 9-11AM
  • Walking Distance: 1.5-2.5 miles
  • Cost: Members – $20, Non-Members – $30 | Member Bundle – $35, Non-Member Bundle $50
  • Tickets

BONUS: The local favorite Parkside Walking Tour also returns this spring on Sunday, May 7. This intriguing walk explains the transformation of Birmingham’s warehouse district to a thriving mixed-use urban neighborhood. More info + tickets.

Additional tours

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Birmingham Walking Tours are a great way to learn about The Magic City. (Vulcan Park & Museum)

There are more chances to participate in Birmingham Walking Tours this spring. Vulcan Park & Museum has teamed up with Antonia Revell, Chief History Maker of Freedom Line Tours and Founder of Genesis History Maker CDC Genesis History. The exciting new partnership is bringing additional walking events your way—each highlighting significant spots in Birmingham’s history.

Here’s a peek at the bonus tours offered through this special partnership tour series:

1. Walking Tour: Historic Churches

16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Downtown Birmingham is filled with some of the most awe-inspiring churches around. The coolest part is that many of them date back as far as the city’s founding. 

When you participate in this special walking tour with Freedom Line Tours, you’ll see first-hand some of the original congregations that are still prospering today, like:

Event Details

  • What: Walking Tour: Historic Churches
  • When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays + Saturdays beginning in April | 9AM
  • Cost: Vulcan Park & Museum Members – $40 | Non-members – $60
  • Tickets: Visit Freedom Line Tours, click “Book Now” + select your tour.

2. Walking Tour: Center Street-Dynamite Hill

Dynamite Hill played a prominent role in civil rights history. In fact, the area is designed as an official part of the Civil Rights Tour. During this informative and eye-opening walk with Freedom Line Tours, you’ll discover the important work of history makers and living legends from this Bham neighborhood.

Event Details

  • What: Walking Tour: Center Street-Dynamite Hill
  • When: Thursdays, Fridays + Saturdays beginning in June | 10:30AM
  • Cost: Vulcan Park & Museum Members – $40 | Non-members – $60
  • Tickets: Visit Freedom Line Tours, click “Book Now” + select your tour.

To stay up to date on all the happenings at Vulcan Park and Museum, visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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