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Historical Highlights of Birmingham

Birmingham, United States

From $70.00

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Explore Birmingham without the hassle of planning and navigating on a historical highlights tour. In addition to providing stories you won’t find in guidebooks, your guide points out landmarks that visitors often miss if exploring on their own. Snacks, beverages, and air conditioning on board are included for your comfort and convenience.
  • Discover Birmingham's fascinating historical highlights from your informative guide
  • Enjoy multiple stops and photo ops throughout the city
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • All activities
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1600 1st Ave S
    1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA

    We meet in front of the Railroad Park sign

Start time

01:45 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to significant weather (hurricane, tornado, or ice), you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Any sight temporarily closed will be substituted with another sight in town
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Guests should be prepared to walk the equivalent of one mile on the tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Historical Highlights of Birmingham?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Historical Highlights of Birmingham?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Historical Highlights of Birmingham?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Historical Highlights of Birmingham?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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37 reviews
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History of Birmingham
Carol_S, Oct 2022
We learned a lot about the history of Birmingham from a century ago to the present. Tour Guide was very informative and answered all our questions. Highly recommend this tour for visitors and locals.
A premium quality tour with very neat extras.
Joseph_G, Jun 2022
My son and I enjoyed going through and learning about the Sloss furnaces. My wife was fascinated with the historical knowledge of our guide. We had a great time and would love to go again.
Enjoy Birmingham with Red Clay Tours
Carolyn_M, May 2022
My husband and I enjoyed the whole tour. Clay's knowledge of the Birmingham area was fantastic! We especially enjoyed the Sloss Furnace tour. Having lived in the Birmingham area 40 years ago, we didn't fully take advantage of the history of the area back then. I would recommend Red Clay Tours to anyone visiting Birmingham. Dwight and Carolyn Morse Hot Springs, Ar
Great City Tour
Susan_C, Apr 2022
Clay was very enthusiastic about sharing his home town with visitors. He was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. His stories were entertaining and informative. I will certainly recommend him to friends who visit the area.
Local tour
ANA_V, Apr 2022
Clay was very friendly, engaging and informative. He knows the history of Birmingham and loves what he is doing. We really enjoyed the balance of walking and riding on this tour. He went out of his way to answer questions and engage his guests. Highly recommend this tour. We learned a lot about the history of Birmingham!
Best way to see Birmingham!
Michael_K, Feb 2022
Clay did a fantastic job showing us around Birmingham. The sheer variety of things to see, and the rich history for such a young town, really impressed us. His enthusiasm and knowledge were obvious. I would highly recommend going on this tour.
A great tour when you’re in Birmingham
Maria_R, May 2021
We were picked up from our hotel on time. Clay was very knowledgeable and accommodating. It ended up to be a private tour for my husband and myself. We learned a lot the history & culture of Birmingham with the short time we had in the city. The visit to Sloss Furnace was awesome. We were also treated to a little history of the Civil Rights Movement. It was a great tour. We were happy we did it. Highly recommended
Unique And Enjoyable
Edwina_R, Oct 2020
This tour was excellent and Clay with Red Clay Tours was most knowledgeable. I enjoyed learning about the unique history of Birmingham. It was a good mix of the varied high points. Edwina R from Washington DC.
great tour
wfclancy, Nov 2019
We enjoyed the tour with Clay. He is very knowledgeable about the city of Birmingham. WE learned many things that were of interest during our time on the tour
Red Clay Tours was fantastic!
Lezlie_R, Oct 2019
This tour was a great afternoon learning about the historical highlights of Birmingham. Our guide, Clay, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Birmingham and ended the tour with a great dinner recommendation!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best Time Ever in Birmingham
Holly_S, Jun 2019
I have traveled many times to Birmingham to complete my Master's Degree and graduate certificate in low vision rehab. I never had the opportunity to stay and really get to know the town. Because I had extra time, I decided to tour the city. I chose this tour because it fit my schedule. I travel to many cities and I believe this is the best tour I have ever been on. The tour guide was professional, enthusiastic, well versed and interesting. If you have never traveled to Birmingham and would like to enjoy a great day, this is the best tour ever. I am sure this tour guide has other tours that you may also enjoy. Thank you for the wonderful tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Was canceled
Christopher B, Sep 2018
Bus had mechanical problem; owner called and message apologizing for issues and had to cancel the tour. Appreciate the owner reaching out.


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