Unique Montgomery Tours

Unique Montgomery ToursGiven the fact that Montgomery is the site of the proclamation of the beginning of the Civil War as well as several significant events that mobilized the Civil Rights Movement, there are numerous points of historical interest you will not want to miss. But to make sure you get the full story on all of these places, it's a great idea to take advantage of the specialized tours that accompany your visit. From the steps of the Alabama State Capitol to several pivotal sites that played a part in our nation's Civil Rights Movement, hear about the people and events in greater detail as your guide adds an even deeper dimension of understanding to these important landmarks.

The Alabama State Capitol is one of only a few state capitols designated as a National Historic Landmark. This is the very spot where Jefferson Davis took the oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America and also where the Civil Rights March ended its historic trek. Admission is free and tours are scheduled regularly throughout the day on Mondays through Saturdays.

Address: 600 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104 - MAP
Phone: (334) 242-3935
Web: www.preserveala.org

Despite the economy's effect on the auto industry, Montgomery's commercial fortunes remain bright due to the fact the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Factory makes its home here. The company offers a highly interesting tour if their facility. Learn firsthand about how cars are made, but be prepared to be surprised at some of the methods of operation. This is truly a cutting-edge operation that utilizes both robots and people working together as cars are assembled. The tours are offered daily.

Address: 700 Hyundai Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36105 - MAP
Phone: (334) 387-8019
Web: www.hmmausa.com

Take a relaxing tour of some of Montgomery's natural beauty when you get on board the Harriot II Riverboat. Cruise along the Alabama River for either an afternoon or evening cruise and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of an unforgettable journey. The views are spectacular along the surface of the calm river waters as you enjoy a great meal and listen to excellent live musical entertainment that provides the perfect soundtrack for your trip.

Address: Riverfront, Montgomery, AL - MAP
Phone: (334) 241-4400
Web: www.montgomeryal.gov

Retrace the steps of some of our nation's bravest and most fervent believers in equal rights when you find your way on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. This trail was indeed blazed by those seeking equal voting rights as well as other civil rights issues. The trail was established by Congress in 1996 to commemorate the people, events and route of the 1965 Voting Rights march in Alabama. While you can drive the historic route from Selma to Montgomery, make sure you stop into the Selma Interpretive Center that offers a Martin Luther King, Jr. Street Walking Tour.

Address: 7001 US Highway 80, Hayneville, AL 36040 - MAP
Phone: (334) 877-1983
Web: www.nps.gov

The F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum offers a chance for both history buffs and fans of great literature to peer into what domestic life was like for author F. Scott and his wife Zelda Fitzgerald. This impeccably restored home features not only artifacts from Fitzgerald's life but also a complete collection of first editions of his works. Tours must be arranged at least one week in advance with the Executive Director of the museum.

Address: 919 Felder Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106 - MAP
Phone: (334) 264-4222
Web: www.fitzgeraldmuseum.net

When you tour the First White House of the Confederacy, you will get a chance to learn more about one of the most tumultuous chapters in our nation's history. This structure was occupied by the Jefferson Davis family during the early days of the War Between the States. The home was built in the early 1930s and when you take this highly interesting tour, you will see various items that date back to the Civil War artfully displayed among the beautifully decorated bedrooms and stunning parlors.

Address: 644 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL - MAP
Phone: (804) 649-1861
Web: www.firstwhitehouse.org

The minute you set foot inside the Martin Luther King home, you can feel the sense of historical significance. This unassuming house was home to Dr. King and his family and most assuredly the site of many highly dramatic and tension-filled moments. When you walk in, you enter the gift shop and then begin by seeing a video of King and other significant figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Your tour guide will be happy to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Address: 315 South Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL - MAP
Phone: (334) 261-3270