Montevallo joins state walking tour program

Published 12:38 pm Monday, March 18, 2013


MONTEVALLO – Montevallo is one of 22 towns across Alabama that will be on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department’s April Walking Tours, according to a press release from the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce.

Each tour will have a special topic including Civil Rights history in Montevallo, the stories behind the ghosts on the University of Montevallo campus, trees at UM and how to care for trees in your own yard, and the Arts Fest in Orr Park on April 13.

The hour-long tours will start at 10 a.m. on April 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Across the state tours are being coordinated by Brian Jones with the Alabama Tourism Department.

“Alabama is the only state in the nation to hold statewide, simultaneous walking tours. These walking tours are a great way to get out and enjoy the spring weather and find out about the history of our state,” Jones stated in a press release. “We have done more than 1,700 walking tours since the beginning of the program ten years ago, and they keep increasing in popularity every year.”

More information about the Montevallo tours is available at the Chamber website, Information about the statewide April Walking Tours is available on the Alabama Tourism Department website at

The tours in Montevallo are sponsored by the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce, and will begin at the Chamber’s office at 845 Valley St. across from the Trustmark parking lot.