Thirty-three towns in the state of Alabama are offering free guided walking tours on each Saturday in April (with a couple of exceptions—Huntsville and Madison are only offering the tour on the two Saturdays indicated below).
The tours are intended to provide some insight into both the culture and the history of each town. According to the "April Walking Tours" pamphlet (obtained from the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau):
Community leaders will escort you through the historic districts or courthouse square of their hometowns, sharing their personal remembrances and some tall tales from the old days.
According to Alabama.Travel, the following cities are hosting tours (at the meeting locations listed, where known):
Albertville – Chamber of Commerce (Download this PDF for more info.)
Arab – Stephen Tuttle Thompson Park (Download PDF for more info.)
Ashland – City Hall
Athens – Athens Visitor Center
Atmore – Heritage Park
Bessemer – Debardeleban Park
Birmingham – Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Columbia – Old Bank Building
Columbiana – M & F Bank
Courtland – Town Square
Cullman – Cullman County Museum
Decatur – Rose Garden at Delano Park
Dothan – Wiregrass Museum of Art
Eufaula – various locations
Fairhope – Fairhope Welcome Center
Florence – various locations (For locations, visit www.VisitFlorenceAL.com or call 256.740.4141.)
Greensboro – Hale County Courthouse
Heflin – Ross Park
Huntsville – Constitution Village (April 5 and 12 only.)
Madison – Madison Roundhouse (April 19 and 26 only.)
Mobile – Cathedral Basilica
Monroeville – Chamber of Commerce
Montevallo – Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery – Montgomery Area Visitor Center
Mooresville – Mooresville Post Office
Phenix City – Amphitheater
Prattville – Autauga County Heritage Center
Selma – Selma-Dallas County Public Library
Sheffield – Sheffield Municipal Building
Sylacauga – B.B. Comer Memorial Library
Troy – Chamber of Commerce
Tuscumbia – ColdWater Books
Wetumpka – Elmore County Museum
WHAT: April Walking Tours
WHO: Suitable for all ages.
WHY: You love history and are curious about a town.
WHEN: Every Saturday in April (April 5, 12, 19, and 26), 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: See list above.
HOW: Free; just show up at the designated location by 10:00 a.m.
FOR MORE INFO: Visit the Alabama Tourism Department online, or call 334.242.4169. You can also find the Department on Facebook and Twitter. (For information on a particular town's tour, try contacting the local visitor's bureau or chamber of commerce.)