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Footsteps of History: Guided Downtown Walking Tour

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Event Details:

Date May 18, 2024
Time 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost Free
Categories Historic Preservation, Planning Department

Planning – Historic Preservation

(256) 650-4779


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Led by City Preservation Planner Katie Stamps, the free Downtown Huntsville Walking Tour brings to life the evolution and history of Huntsville’s downtown commercial district from the City’s earliest settlers to the Space Race and beyond. Attendees will learn about local history, notable citizens and a diverse collection of architectural styles. Central to the tour is how urban renewal impacted Huntsville’s city center and how those changes were a catalyst for national and local preservation movements.


The downtown walking tour begins and ends at the historic First National Bank at 216 West Side Square and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Walking tour participants should bring only what they can carry comfortably (water, sunscreen, light snacks). Spring weather can be unpredictable in Alabama, so dress accordingly!

Downtown Huntsville