Mission

Get a taste of the South with Local City Tours!

To deliver an immersive experience in southern culture for inquisitive travelers who desire to explore. We strive to create unforgettable memories for our guests and to educate them through our unique perspective.

We believe that by giving these unique experiences, we can provide our guests with a better understanding and appreciation for southern culture. We love what we do and we hope to share our passion with you.

Team

Meet our guides

Denise Swain, Tour Director

Denise Swain, Tour Director

Having arrived in Huntsville, Alabama in the 1980s, I fell in love with the city. After a lifelong career in advertising, I became a tour director in 2019. Today, I am fulfilling an imbedded passion to share life’s thrilling experiences with others. Given a choice, outside of touring, I’m in the woods on a hike, talking with neighbors on my porch or entertaining friends around the dinner table.

Calvin Havens

Calvin Havens

Unlock the vast knowledge base that Calvin possesses as you experience him as your tour guide. Calvin is passionate about history and telling the Huntsville story. He is steeped in local church history and has led tours on historic Downtown Huntsville Churches. Calvin is an international traveler with abundant stories and life lessons.

Story

Why we do this

Embrace this opportunity to learn why Huntsville, Alabama was named "#1 Best Place to Live 2022-2023' by U.S. News & World Report. Capitalize on this up-close experience of southern culture.

Relax and spend quality time with your family and friends without worrying about getting lost along busy city streets and unfamiliar areas.

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.

Informative

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.

Immersive

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.

Interactive

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.

Location

A slice of paradise Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama is a town full of history, diverse culture and friendly people. The city is also known for its vast greenspace along Land Trust of North Alabama, its spectacular water sports along the Tennessee River as well as its majestic overlooks along Monte Sano Mountain.

Here are a few facts about the area that most people are unaware of:

  • Huntsville has one of the largest collection of Pre-Civil War homes in Alabama
  • The Old Town Historic District is Huntsville's  only remaining predominantly Victorian neighborhood
  • Lowe Mill is the largest privately owned arts facility in the south with 200 artists/makers and 150 studios

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

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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