Some 27 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 4, 11, 18, and 25.
Towns and starting places for the June Walking Tours are: Abbeville, Abbeville Welcome Center; Ashland, High Points Coffee & Books; Athens, Athens Visitor Center; Atmore, Heritage Park; Birmingham, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Butler, Jackson’s Jewelry & Gifts; Courtland, Park on the Square; Cullman, Cullman County Museum; Decatur, Old State Bank; Enterprise, Rawls Hotel; Eufaula, Chamber of Commerce; Fairhope, Fairhope Welcome Center; Gadsden, Pitman Theater; Hartselle, Historic Depot; Huntsville, Constitution Village (June 4 & 11 only); Madison, Madison Roundhouse (June 18 & 25 only); Mobile, Fort Conde Welcome Center; Monroeville, Old Courthouse Museum; Montevallo, Chamber of Commerce; Montgomery; Montgomery Visitor Center; Prattville, Autauga County Heritage Center; Selma, Dallas County Public Library; Sheffield, Sheffield City Hall; Sylacauga, B.B. Comer Memorial Library; Tallassee, Mt. Vernon Theatre; Tuscumbia, ColdWater Bookstore; Wetumpka, Chamber of Commerce.
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 1,200 walking tours since the beginning of the program eight years ago and they keep increasing in popularity every year,” Jones said. More information about the June Walking Tours is available by going online at www.alabama.travel or by calling 1-800-ALABAMA.