Huntsville, AL Black Travel Guide

Huntsville is home to a thriving community of Black creators, makers, artists, and business owners, and they each contribute to the diverse fabric of our community in their own way. When you visit the Rocket City, enrich your experience by supporting our talented tour guides, restauranteurs, shop owners, and beyond. In the city known for putting man on the moon, we've truly got space for everyone. 

We're always looking to add to the ever-growing list of ways visitors can support Black-owned businesses in Huntsville. Have something we can add? Let us know!

 

Things To Do

 

Scenethat Walking Tours
Scenethat Walking Tours is your source for learning about the history of the community, specifically Downtown Huntsville, Alabama. Beginning in 2019, Scenethat Walking Tours seeks to engage the audience with stories behind familiar places and people within our...
Huntsville Revisited Museum
Home to a wide range of unique artifacts, photos, and stories of the places and families that make up the fabric of our history, Huntsville Revisited has become one of the most talked about cultural attractions in the area. The history museum is located at the...
Rocket City Civil Rights Driving...
The Rocket City Civil Rights driving tour is accessible via app on your smartphone and can also be viewed on a computer, and has both written and audio versions to encourage safe touring. It currently includes 17 sites, spread over central, north and west...
10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldier's...
Following their service in the Spanish-American War, the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry were encamped at Cavalry Hills in Huntsville and commanded by Army legend “Black Jack” Pershing. The historical marker at the site has the following inscription:...
State Black Archives Research...
The Archives/Museum Center is open to visitors Monday through Friday, Special Hours apply during other periods. Group tours and lectures are scheduled throughout the year for public school students, campus groups and the public at large. Individuals may visit...
Weeden House Museum and Garden
Please note: Tours will not be given on June 9. Click here for the attraction reopening guide. Located at 300 Gates Avenue in Huntsville, Alabama, the Weeden House Museum is open to the public. It was originally built around 1819 by Henry C. Bradford and is an...
Burritt on the Mountain
This unique museum of regional history is located at the mountaintop home of Dr. William Henry Burritt. The remarkable 14-room mansion built in the shape of an X in the 1930s is insulated with 2,200 bales of wheat straw. The Historic Park features restored...

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Black-Owned Farms in Huntsville and...
As the Fall season ends, we always hate that most farms begin closing their doors. While pumpkin picking may have to end, the fun of spending a day on the farm feeding animals, going for rides, and
Black-Owned Vegan Businesses in...
Let’s support Black-owned restaurants! Madison County has a lot of great Black-owned vegan and vegetarian restaurants that if you have not tried them already, you’re missing out. Back in 1999, the
H.C. Blake Art & History Center is...
What was once known to Hunstville as Memorial Plaza, has become a wonderful historical resource and art center providing a unique and educational experience in the heart of North Huntsville. For
Like Shooting Fish with a Rocket:...
Top 5 Fishing Spots For beginners and seasoned veterans alike, Huntsville and its surrounding areas are packed with many great and surprising opportunities to relax with a rod and reel. With a wide
Explore the History of the...
Editor’s Note: this article is repurposed from a presentation created by the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) was a business man and philanthropist who, among
Legacy of Dr. William Hooper...
We're all familiar with the famous stories and figures that history books seem to keep on repeat. But what happens to the stories that don't make the books? If not passed down from one generation to
Take a Sip of Dark Side Coffee in...
Not many things can top supporting local businesses this holiday season. In a year where many have struggled to remain open, we must support our local businesses like never before. That's why we love
Best Hikes for Families in...
Photos: Black Adventure Crew Raising a family in Huntsville, AL is one of the best decisions we could’ve made. From the Space & Rocket Center to the abundance of free activities, there’s never a
Historically Black Colleges and...
Huntsville’s historically Black colleges are a vital part of African American history and heritage. The past, present and future of these illustrious institutions are sources of pride for

 

Black-Owned Restaurants

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