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Alabama Offering Free Statewide Walking Tours in April

For 14 years, Alabama has been offering a unique way to get to know that state and enjoy the spring weather at the same time: Saturday morning walking tours held throughout the month of April at numerous locations statewide.

This year's batch of weekly hourlong tours begins at 10am on April 1 in 28 participating towns, and will continue each Saturday morning in the month, ending on April 29. 

Organized by the Alabama Tourism Department, the tours are free and will be guided by "community leaders" through the state's historic districts and courthouse squares. 

Among the noteworthy places you can learn more about: Mobile, which has a rich maritime history; the state capital of Montgomery; and civil-rights flash points Birmingham and Selma.

You can learn more about the tours at the Alabama Tourism Department's website.