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Walking Tours


Walking Tour 2014


Did you know that Huntsville is home to the South's largest concentration of antebellum homes? Or that the Madison Historic District is home to the jail turned restaurant Main Street Café?  The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau sponsors these free guided tours that take place every Saturday in the month of April. You won't want to miss exploring the beauty and history of Huntsville and Madison's storied past.


Tour Date Tour Location    Tour Leader
April 5th   Twickenham    Jan Williams & Jacque Reeves
April 12th Twickenham Van Brown, Convention Services Manager
April 19th       Madison       Cindi Sanderson
April 26th Madison Charles Sturdivant


When: Saturday mornings in April at 10 a.m. April 5th - April 26th

Where: The Huntsville Twickenham tour departs from the Confectionary Shop at                    Alabama Constitution Village (located at 109 Gates Avenue in downtown                    Huntsville).  The Madison tour departs from the Little Roundhouse in                                        downtown Madison.

Length: The walking tours last 1 - 1 ½ hours.

Reservations: Nope. Just show up. Walking tours are FREE.

A sneak peek of a few homes to be seen on the Twickenham Walking Tour:

Van Valkenburgh House, ca. 1902
This house is an excellent example of Classical Revival styling by the architect Herbert Cowell. The majestic two-story home has several beautiful stained glass windows.

205 Williams Avenue, Public Inn, ca. 1818
Opened around 1818, as a "public house" for "travelers and a few boarders in the best manner and on the most reasonable terms." How convenient it might have been for the overworked legislator working on the state's Constitution, to retire for food, drink and a room to share. The building was restored in 1926 and has been in its current location since.

603 Adams Street, Moore-Rhett House, ca. 1826
The Moore house was the scene of one of Huntsville's most famous social events, a formal party in 1892 honoring the cow "Lily Flagg," the world champion butter fat producer!


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