Civil Rights Landmarks Tour

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Trip Highlights

  • Stand in the shadow of the earliest Public School in the State of Alabama to Desegregate

  • Stand on the grounds of the First Private School in Alabama to Integrate

  • Discover the streets and city blocks where lunch-counter sit-ins occurred

  • Walk the city spaces where street picketing took place

  • Walk in the shadow of segregated libraries

  • Discover the dynamic of segregated healthcare

  • Drive through neighborhoods that used Redlining to sustain segregation

  • Discover where Martin Luther King walked, stood, spoke and slept in Huntsville

  • Understand the military impact of The Buffalo Soldiers in Huntsville

  • Discover where an American Historic Icon lived and worked in Huntsville

  • Learn the civil rights strategy, its leaders and its successes

Description

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
Boxed lunch
Private Driver
Comfortable Transportation
Sharable photo album
Comfort stops along 4 hour journey
Guided Driving Tour

Itinerary

Meet at agreed upon location. Give overview. Distribute box lunches.

Visit over 10 Civil Rights Landmarks and Black History Sites. Experience local narratives.

Grant a review of the tour. Return the Group to its parking location.

 

Tour info

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
At least 2
Price starts at
884 USD
Languages
English

Why take this tour?

Included

  • Private driver

  • Private Transportation from Rocket City Shuttles

  • Leadership by a professional tour guide

  • Immersive Learning Experience

  • Engaging discussion on significant spaces

  • Civil Rights landmarks and narratives

  • Black History landmarks and narratives

  • Boxed Lunch

  • Sharable photo album

Things to know

Testimonials

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Price

$884 Private Vehicle up to four people
$1380 Private Vehicle up to 13 people

$884 Private Vehicle up to four people
$1380 Private Vehicle up to 13 people

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Private vehicle is available for larger groups.

Private vehicle is available for larger groups.

Customer Reviews

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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!

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I had a fantastic experience! The tour was both informative and impactful. To be so enlightened about a city I called home for over a decade is priceless!

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Very informative and insightful tour! Definitely learned some things about Huntsville’s history, after living here for 10+ years.

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Wonderful tour filled so many memorable sights that I never knew about in Huntsville. Highly recommended tour! Denise was amazing!

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The Civil Rights Landmarks tour was AMAZING. Not being from Huntsville but having lived in the city off an on for awhile, gave me a new appreciation for the history of the city. I learned sooooo much. Denise is an extremely knowledgeable guide and made the information interesting and impactful. I especially enjoyed learning about the first public school in Alabama to desegregate and having an opportunity to stand on the actual steps. 10 out of 10 I would recommend!!!

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Denise is a fabulous tour guide! She is professional and prepared, and does all she can to ensure you have a good experience. Denise knows her Huntsville history, and it is clear that she has done a significant amount of research for her tours. She is sharing stories that need to be told and the Rocket City is lucky to have her tour services!

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