Just as visitors and locals alike are getting outdoors to enjoy the spring weather, theHuntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB)’s guided, historic district walking tours are returning for 2022. The tours highlight the stories behind two of the area’s many historic districts. The spring walking tours take place the first four Saturdays in April and explore the Twickenham Historic District (April 2 and 9) and the Downtown Madison Historic District (April 16 and 23).
The tours are free, and no reservations are required.
All walking tours depart at 10 a.m. The Twickenham walking tours will leave from Alabama Constitution Hall Park at 109 Gates Avenue SE in downtown Huntsville, and the Madison walking tours will depart from the Little Roundhouse (gazebo) in downtown Madison along Front Street.
Twickenham tours will be led by Katie Stamps and Van Brown, with Cindi Sanderson and former Madison City Councilman Gerald Clark serving as guides for the Madison tour dates, respectively.
If the weather is severe or there is rain in the forecast, the CVB will announce cancellations prior to the tour's departure via social media. There will be no replacement date scheduled. For questions regarding cancellations, attendees are encouraged to check the CVB’s social media channels for updates, call the Huntsville/Madison County Visitor Center at (256) 551-2370 (local) or toll-free at (800) SPACE-4-U,or check with the tour guide at the departing location to determine the status of the tour.
Leashed pets and strollers are welcome. Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably and bring snacks, water, sunscreen, and other items as needed. Each tour lasts roughly 1.5 hours.
Among the city’s several historic districts, the downtown Huntsville historic districts (Twickenham, Old Town and Five Points) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This official list contains places considered worthy of preservation for their significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture.
Free walking tours exploring Alabama’s past were initiated statewide by the Alabama Tourism Department in 2003 to foster the exploration of Alabama’s history and culture, especially in downtown areas.
For more information, visitwww.huntsville.org/WalkingTours or contact Charles Winters firstname.lastname@example.org or 256 551-2235.