Birmingham, Alabama

Aside from the modern city that you'll find today, Birmingham was at the epicentre of the Civil Rights movement, and no trip is complete without visiting the city's cultural heritage museums.

Birmingham, Alabama Tours

Birmingham, Alabama ToursThe 'Magic City' of Birmingham, Alabama, gets its namesake from the UK city of the same name. Founded in 1871, it became a hub for industrial activity.

However, it's also recognised for its history in civil rights and the arts, with attractions today showcasing Alabama's contributions in those areas. 

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Birmingham, Alabama

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Birmingham Tour Highlights

Civil Rights Institute
With exhibits depicting the Civil Rights Movements in the 1950s and 60s, this is a great place to find out about the history of the Deep South, charting lessons learnt in the past and positive new directions for the future.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame gives an insight into the state's most notable jazz musicians. Memorabilia includes paintings, instruments and personal effects belonging to artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and W.C Healy.
Birmingham Museum of Art
The largest municipal art museum in the Southeast offers over 24,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and decorative arts. In particular, their impressive Asian art collection is widely regarded as one of the best in the region.

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