Explore Selma, Alabama. Get an insider’s tour of this historic city known for Voting and Civil Rights. These insightful audio tour options peel layers away, revealing Selma, her people and her world changing story. Tour Selma offers a taste of this 12 later cake we call home. Let this tour be your concierge offering an overview of Selma’s 200 year history from native Americans to present day and everything in-between. Explore and discover Selma.
Tour Selma is designed to bring you closer to the sites and sounds of our community allowing you to walk or drive in the footsteps of our nation’s history with 3 self-guided audio tours. Purchase one or if time permits all 3.
Each tour features:
An Interactive map
Photographs of each stop
Narration from local busy body, AC Reeves.
AC’s Selma Sampler Tour - This comprehensive overview option lasts approximately 90 minutes covering 2.5 miles of historic downtown Selma.
See sites like where the first Suffragette meeting occurred in the State of Alabama. The photography studio of Edgar Cayce. known as the Father of New Age Spirituality, the spot where famous French General Lafayette came to visit, Historic homes like the home of Abraham Lincoln’s fiery sister-in-law Martha Todd White. And of course Walk the Edmund Pettus Bridge where 3 of the 4 Voting Rights Marches in Selma took place plus so much more. There are a total of 25 stops on this tour.
Old Live Oak Cemetery Tour - This tour lasts approximately 45 minutes covering about 1 mile of this cemetery which rivals any for it’s beauty and history. You will see the burial site of one of our Nation’s Vice Presidents, Alabama’s first African American Congressman as well as Alabama’s first woman elected to public office plus many more!!! There are a total of 12 stops on this tour.
Historic Home Tour - Lasting approximately 45 minutes, this tour covers 1.5 miles of the Old Town Historic District. Old Town is one of 4 Historic Districts in downtown Selma, comprising the largest Historic District in Alabama and one of the top 5 in the country. This tour gives you a taste of the family stories and architecture of this beautiful neighborhood.
Go to the menu in the app and click on “AC Picks” for more information on Selma’s attractions, hotels, restaurants, tour guides and more to help you navigate this 12 layer cake we call home.
Ratings and Reviews
Gem Insider Tour
My husband and I took a chance on this tour, initially skeptical about the quality, length, and perspective of the guide. However, we were blown away by the balance of depth and pace, the high quality, and viewpoint of the tour. Highly recommended as a self-paced, feet-on-the-ground introduction to Selma. Beautiful views of historic churches, buildings, and homes intertwined with influential people and entities that made Selma what it was, and is. We asked the guide, AC, why she did not include venues on the African-American side of town, as the tour seemed imbalanced. Her answer was encouraging, which is that it is not “her story to tell.” While I disagree slightly, she has concrete plans to bring in local voices whose story it *is* to tell. I hope to be back again to take more tours with the rest of the story! Go visit Selma, everyone.
Special way to see Selma
We came across this app because our Airbnb host had built it for her guests as a way to experience Selma through her eyes. We were only in Selma on a Sunday, when most of the town is closed, and AC’s Sampler Tour was a really great way to learn about its history. She’s still working on adding in as many perspectives from other Selma residents as possible, led by the firm belief that listening to each other’s stories will be the only way to properly represent the deep history of Selma. Without her walking tour, we probably only would’ve seen the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Don’t miss out on this one!
A must have for your Selma adventure!
AC is a born storyteller! She weaves nuggets of history, humor and local folklore into her tours to give you a fresh new view on this historic city. Amble along to AC’s melodic voice, and you will fall in love with Selma. Once you’ve completed one tour you’ll be back for more. Experience Selma through AC’s lens and you will surely open your heart to this beautiful spot on the Alabama River. And whatever you do- make sure to visit the studio of Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas. He is a national treasure living right in Selma. Go ahead- download Tour Selma and book your trip!
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- AC Selma Sampler, LLC
- 76.2 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © 2019 AC Selma Sampler, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Selma Sampler Tour $14.99
- Old Town Historic Tour $7.99
- Old Live Oak Tour $7.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.