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Historical and Civil Rights Road Trip

Overview

  • 3 destinations
  • 7 nights

Stay 7 days experiencing some of the most iconic moments in American history. Birmingham is home to “the Oscars of dining” with James Beard Foundation Award winners and nominees. From the Civil War to civil rights, Montgomery and Selma.

  • Start in Birmingham, known for its prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
  • Birmingham quickly grew into Alabama's largest city and earning the nickname
  • Then from the Civil War to civil rights, stay 4 days in Montgomery and Selma.
  • Both places played a role in some of the most significant events and achievements in Alabama history
  • Places on the Tour

    Each destination is carefully selected to ensure you have the best possible holiday experience.
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    • Days 1 - 3

      Founded in 1871 as a steel-making centre, Birmingham exploded almost overnight, quickly growing into Alabama's largest city and earning the nickname "The Magic City." Today, it is a medical and financial centre, as well as a bustling hub of culture and heritage that's famous for its beautiful golf courses, year-round calendar of entertainment, fabulous shopping and world-class dining.
      Visit Birmingham’s Civil Rights Institute. This state-of-the-art, multi-media facility houses exhibitions of historical events from post-World War I racial segregation to present-day racial progress.
      Places to stay
      Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa
      Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park
      Springhill Suites by Marriott Birmingham Colonade
      Hilton Garden Inn Birmingham SE – Liberty Park.

      What to see and do
      Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
      Moundville Archaeological Park
      Lake Lurleen State Park
      American Village
      Vulcan Park & Museum

    • Days 4 - 7

      From the Civil War to civil rights, Montgomery and Selma have played a role in some of the most significant events and achievements in Alabama history. Topping the list of must-see attractions is the historic state Capitol building, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his moving speech following the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which served as the walkway for that same march.

      Places to stay
      Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Centre
      Hampton Inn and Suites Montgomery Downtown

      Selma - The “Queen City” of Alabama’s Black Belt, Selma played a role in the Civil War and struggle for civil rights
      Places to stay
      Hampton Inn Selma
      St. James Hotel

      What to see and do
      State Capitol
      Selma to Montgomery Trail Interpretive Centre
      Edmund Pettus Bridge
      Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church & Parsonage
      National Voting Rights Museum & Institute
      Alabama Department of Archives & History

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