Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there a fee?
A: No, but the Foundation does accept donations at all levels to help defray the expenses of the tour guide and the bus.
Q: What is the bus capacity?
A: No more than 20; however, we can take a charter bus or your own bus, if you have one.
Q: Is the bus handicap accessible?
Q: Is the bus air-conditioned?
Q: Is there a lot of walking involved?
A: There are two or three stops where the attendees will get off the bus for a brief walk to a marker and/or memorial. Most will be on level sidewalks, but one stop will involve walking on grass and a gravel pathway.
Q: How long will the tour last?
A: An abbreviated guided tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Your tour, however, can be tailored based on how much time your group has available, whether more or less than 90 minutes.
Q: Who will be our tour guide?
A: The guided tours are given by members of the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History and Reconciliation Foundation and trained tour guides. If time allows, foot soldiers and/or activists of the Civil Rights Movement will be made available at certain stops on the Trail to give their first-hand accounts.
Q: Will we have handouts or a map?
A: Yes, a Trail guidebook with map will be given to each participant. The guidebook has detailed information for each stop on the Trail, yet we recommend also visiting our website at www.civilrightstuscaloosa.org for additional information and interviews of foot soldiers and local activists who were part of the Civil Rights Movement story in Tuscaloosa.
To request a guided group tour of the Civil Rights Trail for groups of 10 to 20 people, please complete this form. Donations of any amount are welcome.
For individuals or small groups, we invite you to view our trail brochure for a self-guided tour. You may also pick up a printed copy at the Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Office, 1900 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.