April in Mobile is the "golden hour" of the Port City's year when it comes to the ideal time for a morning outdoors adventure. Visit Mobile is pleased to announce the return of free walking tours, taking place every Saturday in April 2024. Locals and visitors are invited to explore the city and enjoy a guided tour designed to educate participants on a variety of topics involving Mobile culture, ecology, art and more!

All tours will begin at 10 a.m. each Saturday, departing from the Visit Mobile Welcome Center (located inside the History Museum of Mobile) in Downtown Mobile unless otherwise noted. The tours will return around 11 a.m. and are free to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, please contact mdorie@mobile.org.

Tour Schedule
April 6:  Africatown Experience Givers

Africatown Freedom Tours

Welcome to the Downtown Mobile Walking Tour with Africatown Experience Givers, where history comes to life as we trace the footsteps of those who were impacted by the transatlantic slave trade.

Our tour will highlight the legacy of slavery in Mobile, from the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the rediscovery of the Clotilda, the last American slave ship. Throughout the tour, knowledgeable guides join us as we embark on a journey through time to uncover the untold stories of downtown Mobile and honor the resilience of those who endured unimaginable hardships in the pursuit of freedom.


April 13:  An Introduction to Brookley by the Bay

City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department

The City of Mobile has been working to design a new waterfront park on Mobile Bay since 2022. The 98-acre park site is located along the western shore of the bay. “Brookley by the Bay” will be integral to Mobile’s continued growth, providing waterfront access to residents and showcasing some of our city’s most cherished natural resources. Come explore the site and learn about the future plans for this exciting new edition to Mobile’s waterfront scene.

This tour will meet at: 254 Old Bay Front Dr, Mobile, AL 36615.  Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to check in, the tour departs promptly at 10 a.m.. This tour will cover approximately one mile over uneven terrain. Alternate transportation is available for those with mobility issues.

April 20: Mobile Public Art Experience

Mobile Arts Council

Join the Mobile Arts Council for a Public Art Walking Tour throughout Downtown Mobile. Utilizing a website that maps out public art throughout the downtown area, we will discuss sculptures, murals and more created in the early 1900s through the last year. Learn about the artists, their inspiration and how their works contribute to telling Mobile’s story. 

April 27: National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico 

The National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico is the only museum in the world dedicated to the rich history and traditions of “America’s Sea.” The museum boasts more than 80 interactive exhibits spanning 8 decks all located inside our replica of a container ship.

During the April Walking Tour, guests will witness the piloting of a ship up the Mobile River with their "Take The Helm" boat simulator. Guides will introduce you to a replica of E.O. Wilson’s field lab.  You'll also catch a show at “Ocean Planet,” a six-foot globe that displays interactive lessons on sharks, hurricanes, tornadoes, the planet and more. There is something here for every maritime enthusiast. So please, “Come and Sea”

Everyone visiting as part of the tour with Visit Mobile will receive one complimentary ticket to visit the museum!

This annual event series is organized by the Alabama Tourism Department in an effort to promote the state’s diverse history during one of the most beautiful seasons to be outdoors. Each tour is free to the public and no reservations are required. For more information, please contact mdorie@mobile.org.