Tours and Excursions

2017 Civitan International Centennial Celebration
Sheraton Birmingham Downtown Hotel

Attending a convention is a tremendous opportunity for learning, celebration and connecting with Civitans outside your local involvement. You should also take the time to see the local sites and experience the flavors of the area. Civitan International has arranged for a few optional excursions for your consideration:

 

Civil Rights Experience (full day)
Saturday, June 24
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Begin the day departing via motor coach for a tour of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham’s most famous Civil Rights landmark due to the 1963 bombing which killed four young girls. Now, the church is a reminder of man’s inhumanity and his capacity for love and forgiveness.  After lunch, your tour will proceed to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute with richly detailed exhibits revealing slices of black and white life in Alabama from the late 1800s to the present.  The powerful Movement Gallery presents the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1963.  The tour will conclude with a guided tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail winding through downtown marking significant locations along Civil Rights March routes. $95 per person (includes lunch)

Sports Lover Tour
Monday, June 26
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

If you love sports, this tour is for you. Journey to the beautiful campus of The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where you will enjoy a tour of the Paul W. “Bear” Bryant Museum.  A docent will introduce you to the museum and be available for any questions. After returning to Birmingham for lunch, tour Regions Field which is the home field for the Birmingham Barons of the Southern League. The final stop will be the The Negro Southern League Museum which tells the story of African-American baseball in America through the eyes of Birmingham, Alabama.  The museum features the largest collection of original Negro League baseball artifacts in the country. Whether you are a baseball enthusiast or a novice, the Negro Southern League Museum has something for you. $75 per person (excludes cost of lunch)

Civil Rights Experience (half day) 
Tuesday, June 27
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This shorter experience begins with a tour of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham’s most famous Civil Rights landmark due to the 1963 bombing which killed four young girls. Now, the church is a reminder of man’s inhumanity and his capacity for love and forgiveness.  After lunch, your tour will proceed to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute with richly detailed exhibits revealing slices of black and white life in Alabama from the late 1800s to the present.  The powerful Movement Gallery presents the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 to 1963.  The tour will conclude with a guided tour of the Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail winding through downtown marking significant locations along Civil Rights March routes. $60 per person (excludes lunch)

 

To register for these optional tours, click here.

For more information on the 2017 Civitan International Centennial Celebration, please contact Mary Luck, VP of Conventions, Meetings & Awards at 1-800-CIVITAN, ext. 121, or via email at maryluck@civitan.org.