We were! After reading a recent post about the trolleys in Lawrenceville, GA providing a tour of historical sites, we wanted to know if we could do the same in Birmingham. We wanted to know where our trolleys go, what the schedule is, and how much is it to ride? Does it stop at Railroad Park? How often does it make a route? And how can we turn this into a benefit for tourists and visitors? Well, here’s the scoop! It was running every 10-20 minutes on the three routes below and The Red Line stops at Terminal Station – near Railroad Park. Currently it travels from the City Center to the Convention Center to Five Points South. What are the tourism possibilities? What COULD they be? Stay tuned! (updated 4/2023)
This image is from the Prize 2 the Future competition sponsored by The Community Foundation of Birmingham for the property adjacent to Railroad Park
“The Magic of Birmingham” – Essential Tour – 90 minutes
Round-trip tours will pick-up and drop-off in downtown Birmingham right outside the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau. Along this 90-minute tour, you will laugh and learn all about Birmingham while viewing the following landmarks:
- Midtown District, including Railroad Park, Regions Field, UAB, the Rotary Trail, and the Negro Southern League Museum.
- Civil Rights District, including the 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the A.G. Gaston Hotel, and the Carver Theater.
- Theater and Fashion Districts, including the Alabama Theater, the Lyric Theater, McWane Science Center, and the Pizitz Building.
- Uptown District, including the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, TopGolf, Protective Stadium, CityWalk BHM, and Birmingham Museum of Art.
- Avondale area, including Pepper Place, Sloss Furnaces and Avondale Park
- Mountain Brook, including the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and The Birmingham Zoo
- Homewood, including Vulcan Park and Museum, Union Hill Cemetery, and the “Hollywood Hills”
- and more!