Spring is here and we’re on the move! The April Saturday tours are back and were made for walking! These tours are designed to accommodate all ages and are perfect for anyone looking to be active, have fun, and learn about this beautiful city.
1. Join a community of walkers!
Grab your comfortable walking shoes and explore the rich history of Montgomery walking tours are led by the highly accomplished Valerie Smedley every Saturday in April. Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours, with over 38,000 individuals participating. So grab your comfortable walking shoes and join the movement!
2. Have fun while you learn with this FREE experience!
The Montgomery walking tours are a FREE experience! Tours begin at 10AM and last one hour, they depart from the Montgomery Visitor Center (One Court Square) directly across from the Court Square Fountain. The tour will head towards The Alabama State Capitol Building, stopping to observe several historical markers along the way. These tours will take you through the Civil War and Civil Rights history of Montgomery, telling the stories and contributions made by well-known historical figures and places. Although these tours are offered every Saturday in April, they may have varied stops and hidden gems from week to week, so there is always something new to discover.
3. Experience Montgomery through the eyes of veteran tour guide Valerie Smedley.
Valerie Smedley, a former lawyer, and seasoned tour veteran is the perfect guide to take you on a journey through the history of Montgomery. As the owner of Tours of Montgomery, Valerie is in the historical Centennial Hill district. Her numerous achievements include being the second black female to achieve the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Alabama Army National Guard, the first black female battalion commander, and the first black female instructor at the Alabama Military Academy. Leading these walking tours is now fulfilling her lifelong purpose.
To RSVP or for more information, call the Montgomery Visitor Center at 334-262-0013. Walk-ins are also welcome. Don't miss this opportunity to join a community of walkers and explore the fascinating history of Montgomery. Let's get out and walk!