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 10 AM and last one hour, and 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 Montgomery's history. 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 be 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.

Rain or shine, the adventure awaits, so don't let a little weather dampen your spirits. Whether donning rain boots and ponchos or armed with umbrellas, head to the Montgomery Visitor Center to unearth the hidden treasures of Montgomery's past. 

Register in advance to secure your place now. For more information, don't hesitate to contact the Montgomery Visitor Center at 334-262-0013. No need for concern if you make a last-minute decision; feel free to join us as a walk-in on the day of the tour.

A few historical markers you might see on the

Montgomery walking tour