Some 22 towns across Alabama, including Mobile, will be on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department's April Walking Tours.
A variety of community leaders will lead the free tours through the historic districts or courthouse square areas of their hometowns. The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. on April 6, 13, 20, and 27. Tours in Mobile will start at the Downtown Mobile Alliance.
All towns and starting places for the April Walking Tours are as follows: Athens, Athens Visitor Center; Atmore, Heritage Park; Birmingham, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Butler, Jackson's On The Square; Courtland, Town Square; Cullman, Cullman County Museum; Decatur, Old State Bank; Eufaula, various locations; Fairhope, Fairhope Welcome Center; Florence, various locations; Huntsville, Constitution Village (April 6 & 13 only); Madison, Madison Roundhouse (April 20 & 27 only); Mobile, Downtown Mobile Alliance; Monroeville, Chamber of Commerce; Montevallo, Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery; Montgomery Area Visitor Center; Phenix City; Amphitheater; Prattville, Autauga County Heritage Center; Sheffield, Sheffield Municipal Building; Sylacauga, B.B. Comer Memorial Library; Tuscumbia, ColdWater Bookstore; Wetumpka, Elmore County Museum.
The tours are being coordinated by Brian Jones with the Alabama Tourism Department. "Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours. These walking tours are a great way to get out and enjoy the spring weather and find out about the history of our state. We have done more than 1,700 walking tours since the beginning of the program ten years ago and they keep increasing in popularity every year," Jones said.
More information about the April Walking Tours is available on the Alabama Tourism Department website at www.alabama.travel .
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