June Walking Tours begin Saturday

Some 30 towns across Alabama will be on display during Saturday mornings in June as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s June 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 June 6, 13, 20, and 27.  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. The beauty of the June Walking Tours is that any community, whether big or small, can do this. We have done more than 900 walking tours since the beginning of the program six years ago and they keep increasing in popularity every year,” Jones said.
Towns and starting places for the June Walking Tours are: Ashland, High Point Coffee & Books; Athens, Limestone County Courthouse Annex Parking Lot; Birmingham, Civil Rights Institute; Butler, Jackson’s Jewelry and Gift; Centerville, Bibb County Courthouse; Cullman, Cullman County Museum; Dadeville, Tallapoosa County Courthouse; Decatur, Old State Bank Building; Demopolis, City Hall; Dothan, Salute to the Peanut Industry Mural; Enterprise, Rawls Hotel; Fairhope, Fairhope Welcome Center; Fayette, Fayette Historical Depot; Florence, various starting locations; Gadsden, City Hall Gazebo; Gilbertown, The Village Shoppe; Guntersville, Chamber of Commerce; Hartselle, Downtown Historic Depot.
Huntsville, Alabama Constitution Village (June 6 & 13 only); Madison, Clay House Museum (June 20 & 27 only); Mobile, Cathedral of Immaculate Conception; Montevallo, Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery, Downtown Train Shed; Ozark, Confederate Monument/Courthouse; Prattville, Autauga County Heritage Center; Scottsboro, Jackson County Heritage Center; Selma, Selma-Dallas County Public Library; Sheffield, Sheffield Municipal Building; Tuscumbia, ColdWater Bookstore;West Blocton, Cahaba Lily Center; Wetumpka, Chamber of Commerce.
More information about the June Walking Tours is available by going online at www.alabama.travel or by calling 1-800-ALABAMA.

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