Tour Guide Buzz Estes(far right) and the Historic Downtown Athens Walking Tour Group pose at the Trinity Cistern
Tour Guide Buzz Estes(far right) and the Historic Downtown Athens Walking Tour Group pose at the Trinity Cistern

Guided Walking Tours of Athens Historic Districts Offered Each Saturday in April

The Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association announces the return of free, guided walking tours each Saturday in the month of April. Residents and visitors are invited to take part in a casual stroll through the 'Beaty' and 'Houston' Historic District and learn about the architecture and history of these charming neighborhoods.

The one-hour free walking tour begins at 10 a.m. at the meeting room of the Athens-Limestone Visitor Center 100 North Beaty Street next to Big Springs Memorial Park. Knowledgeable guides will escort participants through tours featuring routes through historical districts and areas.

Participants are asked to check-in at the Athens-Limestone Visitors Center at 9:45AM and choose a tour at that time.  Comfortable walking shoes and light jacket are suggested for the walk which encounters a variety of terrain.

Participants can experience the culture and history of Athens by taking one of these walks each Saturday.


Beaty Historic District

Houston Historic District

Downtown Athens Historic District

Athens City Cemetery

The Athens’ guided walking tours are part of the “April Walking Tours” coordinated by 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 the history of our state and communities.
Historic Mooresville Post Office in Alabama's Oldest City
Historic Mooresville Post Office in Alabama's Oldest City


Mooresville will be on display during Saturday mornings in April as part of the Alabama Tourism Department's April Walking Tours initiative.  Mooresville joined the tour in 2014 and provides a great glimpse of the town, culture and history from the eyes of a resident.

The tours start time and start location are to be announced.

These walking tours are free.

(Please note: this is a walking tour only - no vendors, exhibitors, events, home tours.)

The entire town of Mooresville, Alabama is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of Alabama's most important and intact villages. Historic homes and buildings, gracious gardens and tree-shaded streets make a visit to Mooresville seem like a step back in time.
April Saturday Walks

Saturday, April 2
(Athens & Mooresville)
Saturday, April 9
(Athens Only)
Saturday, April 16
(Athens & Mooresville)
Saturday, April 23
(Athens & Mooresville)
Saturday, April 30
(Athens & Mooresville)

This April,
the spirits come alive and weave tales
of Limestone County's history when the popular
Athens Cemetery Stroll
springs to life April 17th.

Stay tuned for details.