Vulcan Park & Museum Birmingham Walking Tours
Vulcan Park & Museum (VPM) announced the expansion of its annual tour programming, the Birmingham Walking Tours.
Beginning April 10, visitors and residents alike can experience the history and beauty of Birmingham’s neighborhoods and cultural districts in a fun, invigorating way.
40 Additional Tours
Due to the high demand of the offerings and the increased interest in more outdoor activity, VPM staff expanded the tours and will now offer 40 tours on Saturdays and Sundays over the next year. As much about people as place, the walking tours invite participants to step into the shoes of the architects, visionaries, socialites, and entrepreneurs who sparked the magic in the ‘Magic City’. The first three tour offerings will be Center Street, The Retail/Theatre District and Five Points South led by Brian “Voice Porter” Hawkins, Gary Bostany and Allison Vosicky, respectively.
Much Needed Program
VPM Museum Programs Manager, Casey Gamble, believes these tours are a much-needed program for citizens and visitors to explore historic areas of the most populated city in Alabama.
“As Birmingham’s only comprehensive history museum, it seemed fitting for us to find innovative ways to connect people with our history outside of the museum,” Gamble said. “These offerings complement the arts and culture scene, and the many culinary spots throughout the city. The research that has been conducted in creating these programs will leave everyone loving the city a little bit more.”
New Take on Limited Walking Tours
From historical homes to new retail developments, VPM traditionally has offered limited walking tours over the past 16 years unlocking and discovering the fascinating, uniqueness of the city. A brainchild of Phillip Morris, a beloved historian and author, these tours allow participants to dive into the rich history and culture discovering hidden architectural treasures in the greater Birmingham region. The tours are made possible through The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Protective Life Corporation and Spire.
How to Sign Up
Registration is $25 for Vulcan Park and Museum members and $40 non-members. All tours follow social distancing guidelines and participants are required to wear masks. Tour groups will not exceed 20 participants. Space is limited. Reservations and payment are required in advance.
For more information or to register go to Birminghamwalkingtours.com.
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