Civil Rights Tour of Hope and Healing

Experience a historical trip through the South. See Civil Rights landmarks such as the Pettus Bridge and the Brown Chapel AME Church. Learn all about the Selma to Montgomery March and the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII. Visit the Rosa Parks Museum, The Legacy Museum, and more.
Tour Inclusions: 4 nights’ accommodation; 4 breakfasts; 2 lunches; 4 dinners; admissions, entrance, and guide fees as stated in the itinerary, including taxes, and gratuity, except gratuity for guide fees is not included on adult tours unless otherwise requested.
  • Kickback Reception
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center
  • Rosa Parks Museum
  • Freedom Rides Museum
  • Dexter Parsonage Museum
  • The Legacy Museum
  • Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
  • Pettus Bridge
  • Brown Chapel AME Church

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 - Kickback Reception
  • Arrive in Atlanta, GA. Check-in, relax, and recharge in the afternoon with an included Kickback Reception. Hotel guests may enjoy a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine mixed drinks, and soft drinks. (Meals: Kickback Reception)
Day 2 - Tuskegee Airmen & Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. Arrive and meet your Full Time GUIDE at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Before the first African American military pilots became known as the "Red Tails" they wore striped tails as they began their flight training in the Army's PT-17 Stearman bi-plane.
  • Visit the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center. Explore the intertwining pasts of Macon County's Native American, European American, and African American cultures. Depart for Montgomery, AL with box lunch.
  • Visit Rosa Parks Museum on the Troy University satellite campus. See exhibits and artifacts from the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Visit the Freedom Rides Museum which used to be the Montgomery Greyhound Bus Station building, site of a violent attack on participants in the 1961 Freedom Ride during the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Enjoy dinner included at a Southern eatery featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet with rotating entrees & sides. Depart and check-in to your local area hotel. (Meals: B, L, D)
Day 3 - Museums & Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. See the Dexter Parsonage Museum where Martin Luther King, Jr. lived in the 1950s.
  • Visit the National Memorial for Peace & Justice, a memorial commemorating the victims of lynching in the U.S.
  • Visit The Legacy Museum. Spotlighting the history of lynching during post-Civil War Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras, The Legacy Museum displays horrific photos of the publicized hangings which often drew crowds of spectators.
  • Enjoy lunch on own at the museum café or local restaurant.
  • Stop at the Lowndes Interpretive Center serving as a repository of information for the unfortunate and significant events occurring in Lowndes County during the Selma to Montgomery March.
  • Learn about the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. As both White and Black non-violent supporters led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the right to vote in Central Alabama, today, you can trace their march toward freedom on the 54-mile trail and connect with their struggle.
  • Enjoy dinner included at a restaurant with traditional dishes mixing both international and European styles & bringing you a dining experience taking the meaning of 'fine dining' to a new plateau. Depart and check-in to your local area hotel. (Meals: B, D)
Day 4 - Pettus Bridge, Civil Rights Trail, & Church Visits
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out. Depart and meet your GUIDE and Walk across Pettus Bridge, site of the brutal bloody Sunday beatings of civil rights marchers during the first march for voting rights. It is named after Edmund Pettus, a Confederate brigadier general, U.S. Senator, and grand wizard of the Alabama Klu Klux Klan.
  • Visit the National Civil Rights Trail Selma Interpretive Center, located at the foot of the Pettus Bridge, marking the beginning of the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.
  • See the Voting Rights Museum & Institute, the cornerstone of the contemporary struggle for voting rights and human dignity located at the foot of the famous Pettus Bridge.
  • See Brown Chapel AME Church, a starting point for the Selma to Montgomery marches in 1965, and meeting place and offices of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) which played a major role in the events that led to the adoption of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
  • Depart for Birmingham, AL with boxed lunch. Meet your GUIDE and visit the Civil Rights Institute, a large interpretive museum and research center depicting the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Enjoy a Guided Tour of 16th Street Baptist Church, site of a supremacist terrorism bombing before Sunday morning services on September 15, 1963 at the predominantly black congregation.
  • Stop at Kelly Ingram Park, serving as a threshold to the Civil Rights District. During the Civil Rights Movement, this public park became the focal point of a grassroots resistance to the inhumanities of racism and discrimination by law and by custom.
  • Enjoy dinner included this evening at a local favorite! (Meals: B, L, D)
Day 5 - Breakfast & Depart
  • Enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to checking out and departing for home. (Meals: B)


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