Birmingham, Alabama – Vulcan Park and Museum is once again offering a Spring Walking Tour Series to Birmingham residents that will underscore the beauty, vibrant life and history of Birmingham.
On March 24 the tour series kicks off with a walk through downtown Birmingham’s historic loft district. The historic loft district has the largest and most complete grouping of 19th and early 20th century buildings in the city. Over the past several decades, their conversion into living spaces has been a substantial economic boost while transforming downtown after dark. We’ll walk through over one hundred years of changes to this area that is once again a bustling, enterprising part of the city.
Participants in the April 14 tour will have the opportunity to explore the Redmont Park neighborhood. Redmont Park follows the ridge of Red Mountain with grand homes in classic styles overlooking downtown Birmingham. Built by some of the city’s most prominent families, these homes mirror the history of the city.
Our third and final tour of the season, on May 5, is of the Woodlawn neighborhood. Participants in this walking tour will learn how the people of Woodlawn cultivated partnerships that improved their housing options, academics, health services, green spaces, healthy foods and retail shopping. The Woodlawn neighborhood transformation now serves as a national model to help communities improve their quality of life by working together to build communities that serve all of its residents.
All tours will begin at 9:00 am and run approximately 2 hours. The cost to participate in the tours is $10 for Vulcan Park and Museum members and $12 for non-members. Space is limited, register at visitvulcan.com. Participants will be notified of where to meet for the tour the week prior to the date of the tour.
The Spring Walking Tour Series is presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and is sponsored by the Alabama Center for Architecture and Coca-Cola.