Local residents and tourists are invited to take part in the June Saturday Walking Tours being offered in more than 30 cities across the state. The tours will place at 10 a.m. on June 7, 14, 21, and 28. These free guided walking tours are designed to take about one hour to complete. Different community leaders will lead the walks through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns, sharing their own personal remembrances and even some local “tall tales.”
“Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours,” said Brian Jones with the Alabama Tourism Department. “This is the sixth year the Saturday Walking Tours have been conducted across the state and they keep increasing in popularity every year. We have done more than 750 tours over the course of the program.” Jones said.
Towns and starting places for the June Saturday Walking Tours are:
Ashland, High Point Coffee & Books; Athens, Limestone County
Courthouse Annex Parking Lot; Birmingham, Civil Rights Institute; Boaz,
Boaz Professional Complex; Butler, Jackson’s Jewelry and Gift;
Centerville, Bibb County Courthouse; Courtland, Park on the Square;
Cullman, Cullman County Museum; Dadeville, Tallapoosa County
Courthouse; Decatur, Rose Garden at Delano Park; Demopolis, City Hall;
Enterprise, Rawls Hotel; Fairhope, Welcome Center; Fayette, Fayette
Historical Depot; Florence, various starting locations; Gadsden, City
Hall Gazebo; Gilbertown, The Village Shoppe; Guntersville, Chamber of
Commerce; Hartselle, Downtown Historic Depot.
Huntsville, Alabama Constitution Village (June 7 & 14 only);
Madison, Clay House Museum (June 21 & 28 only); Mobile, Cathedral
of Immaculate Conception; Montevallo, Chamber of Commerce; Old Cahawba,
Old Cahawba Visitors Center; Ozark, Confederate Monument/Courthouse;
Prattville, Autauga County Heritage Center; Scottsboro, Jackson County
Heritage Center; Selma, Selma-Dallas County Public Library; Sheffield,
Sheffield Municipal Building; Tuscumbia, ColdWater Bookstore; West
Blocton, Cahaba Lily Center; Wetumpka, Chamber of Commerce.
More information on the Saturday Walking Tours is available at http://www.alabama.travel/things-to-do/tours-trails/saturday-walking/