An Insider's Look At Huntsville, AL
Visitors to Alabama looking for Huntsville tours need not look any further. We offer a variety of different tours of the Huntsville area, including walking tours, an informative Old Town Tour, tours of downtown Huntsville, and food tours.
If your small group is looking for fun in Huntsville AL, even if you're only visiting for a day, one of our tours is sure to have what you need. The town of Huntsville, which can be found in Madison County, is host to a wide range of activities that are fun, enjoyable, and exciting for guests.
Tickets for our tours are available throughout the year, and our tour guides are not only well-versed in Huntsville's history and lore, but they also call the city home!
Explore our activities
Historic Homes Walking Tour
Huntsville's Old Town Historic District is Huntsville's only neighborhood primarily composed of Victorian-era homes.
Now you can hear the stories behind some of Huntsville's earliest city-dwellers and discover how this neighborhood has played an integral role from the 1800s to the present day.
Pre-Civil War Homes Walking Tour: Twickenham
On this 3 Hour Tour, you will discover 20 of Alabama's largest collection of Pre-Civil War homes and structures. You will see the buildings and homes that are among the earliest in the state. Hear the stories of the people and structures that carved Alabama history. Within the Twickenham Historic District, there are homes of various architectural styles. Our focus is on those built prior to 1860.
Walking Tour + Art Museum Ticket
Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes that are uniquely southern. Get up close and go behind the scenes and discover the narratives, the lifestyle and the culture in and around Huntsville. Explore Huntsville like a local. Discover significant spaces in Downtown Huntsville. Extend our Downtown Tour with a Art Museum Experience
Downtown Food Tour
Enjoy a delightful evening with friends and family as you survey the flavors of Downtown Huntsville and discover spectacular sites.
Support Small Business and Discover 3 Local Eateries while exploring spaces along a Downtown Food Tour.
Historic Homes Driving Tour: Old Town - Group Rate
Discover over 20 historic homes and historic structures
Encounter 3 Pre-Civil War homes
Drive through Huntsville's only predominantly Victorian-era neighborhood
Narratives about local history
Narratives about significant events
Stories about the historic home
Overview of the neighborhood impact on Huntsville
Guided driving tour
Opportunity to walk historic streets
Pre-Civil War Homes Immersion Driving Tour: Twickenham - Group Rate
On this immersive 4 Hour Tour, you will discover 20 of Alabama's largest collection of Pre-Civil War homes and structures. You will dine inside the 1848 Humphries Rodgers House. You will explore the art and furnishings within the 1819 Weeden House. You will see the buildings and homes that are among the earliest in the state. Hear the stories of the people and structures that carved Alabama history.
Civil Rights Landmarks Driving Tour: Group Rate
The struggle for justice and the battle against hatred happened in Huntsville, Alabama. Now you can experience the landmarks in Huntsville that tell the story of our local Civil Rights Movement. Stand in the shadows of the earliest Public School in Alabama to Integrate; The first Private School in Alabama to Integrate; and Segregated Libraries.
Discover the original locations of Strategy and Organizing Meetings; Sit-ins and Street Marches; Healthcare Segregation; and Redline Neighborhoods designed to prevent integration.
Pay homage to sacred cemeteries for enslaved people; Discover the valiant military impact of Buffalo Soldiers; Celebrate the vision and the footprint of William Hooper Councill.
Expand your comprehension while visiting local sites that tell the story of American History within the Deep South.
Request your preferred date and we will partner with Rocket City Shuttles to schedule your tour.
Your photo memories are free and included in the cost of the experience.
Narratives about civil rights events
Narratives about local black history
Visits to locations where history occurred
Discussion on diversity topics
Overview of Huntsville’s role in Civil Rights Movement
Opportunity to walk along historic sites
Sharable photo album
Comfort stops along 4 hour journey
Guided Driving Tour
Private Tour Guide
Enjoy a customized tour designed by a local guide.
Experience an insider's view of the Huntsville area
Step on Guide
Invite us to jump onboard and tag-along with you! Scenethat Tours will connect with your existing group. We will utilize the existing transportation that is provided for your group and by your group. Scenethat Tours will “ride-along” with you for a fully narrated experience.
Your professional tour guide is able to join your pre-existing group and pre-existing transportation to tour the areas that are most important to you. Crunched for time? Our step-on-guide services can be for 1+ hour, 2+ hours or more: fully dependent on your schedules.
We know the area and we are happy to show you highlights and introduce you to locals who offer first-hand narratives about the must-see spaces.
Why choose us?
See More With Our Knowledgeable Local Guides!
Our knowledgeable guides are familiar with every nook and cranny of Huntsville. Our tour guides are locals who have lived in the city for a significant amount of time, and as a result, they are quite familiar with all of the attractive and one-of-a-kind aspects that contribute to the city's overall uniqueness.
Whether you have an interest in Civil War sites, Southern cuisine, the Civil Rights struggle, or history, we have you covered. Our tours run continuously throughout the year, and each one is designed to be educational as well as experiential.
Our guides provide profound and accurate information about the city's history, culture, and attractions. We'll share local narratives, highlight some of the most popular attractions, and give you an insider's look at Huntsville's distinctive culture.
The tours take you to different parts of the city and allow you to experience the local culture firsthand. We believe that experiencing a place is better than just reading about it, so our tours are designed to take you right into the heart of a location and help you feel like you could live there yourself! You will hear untold stories. You will be introduced to people left out of history books.
Our local city tours involve more than just sitting back— they involve interaction between our guides and our guests, making the tour more enjoyable and memorable.! Our guides will ask questions and give you opportunities to share your own thoughts about the places we visit together on the tour.
Words from our customers
In only 2 days our tour guide, Denise, led us on a tour of Huntsville that uncovered layers of historical significance, geographic beauty, multicultural cuisine, and civic pride that let us see Huntsville as the hidden gem that it is. Well done! Thank you.
29th April 2023
Denise is very enthusiastic about history and Huntsville. We were constantly learning and laughing together during our expeditions. Highly recommend. Thanks, Denise.
27th April 2023
Denise was our tour guide for the last 2 days. We've had a wonderful time and she has share some really great places with us.
27th April 2023
We had a great time with Denise Swain on our trip to Huntsville. Her knowledge and passion for Huntsville shows in her tours. I highly recommend Denise!
27th April 2023
Wonderful. Entertaining and a true learning experience. Knowledge was great and it was a joy being with Denise
27th April 2023
Don’t miss this tour. Absolutely first class Denise is outstanding
25th January 2023
We had an amazing tour! I highly recommend Denise - she did an amazing job!
17th January 2023
Denise was awesome. She was authentic, knowledgeable, and kind to everyone in the group. She did a great job to represent a warm-hearted southerner. Miss her already!
16th December 2022
Denise accommodated my request to host a corporate event that focused on local Black History. The tour was filled with good information. She is an engaging facilitator. Highly recommend!
29th November 2022
Denies Swan was a welcoming and knowledgeable tour guide. As a longtime resident of Huntsville, AL, she highlighted the rich history and culture of Huntsville and provided perspective on issues impacting the city. We made several photogenic stops and she pointed out local artist installations as well as historical sites. She provided refreshment which was need on this hot summer day and even recommended a locally owned restaurant for a hearty lunch afterwards. I highly recommend Denies and Scenthat Tours for a fantastic walking tour.
E. M. Cobbett
13th September 2022
Huntsville, Alabama, is a city with a rich history and a variety of attractions and activities for tourists to enjoy. Huntsville is surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, including state parks, hiking trails, and lakes, making it a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and the city is home to a variety of cultural attractions, including art galleries, museums, and historic landmarks, especially in downtown Huntsville.
Visitors can choose from a wide range of restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines, from local Southern dishes to international flavors, and visit a number of events and festivals throughout the year, including music festivals, food festivals, and art fairs.
Huntsville has a variety of shopping and entertainment options, including malls, movie theaters, and live music venues, and its close proximity to other attractions in Alabama, such as Birmingham and the Gulf Coast, makes it a convenient base for exploring the state.
Frequently asked questions
We have a one hour walking tour. We have a two hour historic homes tour. We have a three hour food tour. We have a four hour driving tour.
It is imperative to wear comfortable, cushiony shoes. We will be walking across historical cobblestone paths, historic uneven sidewalks, some gravel area.
There are scheduled breaks within our three hour tour and four hour tour. We bundle in time for a comfort stop and photo opportunities. Regarding our one hour tour and two hour tour, there are no breaks for these shorter length tours.
Huntsville is a full of visual markers that are free to explore. What Scenethat Tours provides a private, all-inclusive experience with commentary, local perspective and a professional tour guide. We introduce you to people who make the local experience come alive. Additionally, we share insights and stories and local flavor.
We offer a three-hour food tour.
If Scenethat Tours is serving as your Step-on Guide, we will be friendly to whatever pet is in the vehicle. However, pets are not included within Scenethat Tours planning.
Let’s have a personal discussion during the tour planning process.
Several organizations have asked Scenethat Tours to conduct an experience for their youth group. Let’s have a personal discussion during the tour planning process.
When you book from our website booking platform, all tours are cancellable within 6 hours notice.
There will be no tours during persistent thunderstorms or persistent severe weather. In our area we always stay weather aware. It would be our joy change the dates and start times to accommodate you.
Each of our tours feature a group rate. Driving tours are priced to accommodate up to 13 passengers. If you require a larger vehicle, we will build a price for you.
Scenethat Tours and its affiliated entities and its employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns, neither own nor operate any person or entity which is to, or does provide goods and services for these trips or tours. Because Scenethat Tours does not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment or operations of these suppliers, Scenethat Tours assumes no responsibility for and cannot be held liable for any personal injury, death, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of (1) any wrongful, negligent, willful, or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any of the tour suppliers, or other employees or agents, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrument owned, operated or otherwise by any of these suppliers, or (3) any wrongful, willful, or negligent act or omissions on any part of other party not under the supervision or control of the Operator.
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