1.5 hours Walking Tour All Ages Historically Accurate

A Rich and Diverse History

Welcome to Automotive Alley—home to jazz joints, churches, and black-owned businesses in the early 1900s. This tour includes some of the best-kept secret histories of Mobile. Before it was Martin Luther King Boulevard, it was called Davis Avenue—downtown for Mobile’s African American neighborhoods. The area is home to Masonic lodges, fire halls, mardi gras parades, and a huge auditorium that hosted James Brown, the Ink Spots, and Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. It also includes historic churches that were the center of spiritual and social life along “The Avenue.” This 1.25 mile tour covers the northwestern quarter of downtown, including the Cheese Cottage, Old Majestic Brewery, Scottish Rite Temple, the Bettie Hunter House, and the International Longshoreman’s Association Hall. Along the way you’ll find out the hidden history of daily life from preachers to prostitutes, mardi gras balls to piano players. The tour takes 1.5 hours, and begins at the Cheese Cottage.

This Tour Starts at the Cheese Cottage

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Fun and Professional Guides

Our guides specialize in creating an engaging experienced for everyone, and we love questions and comments.

Weather-Proof Guarantee

We will reschedule or refund any tour that in cancelled due to weather. Any cancellations are posted on our Facebook page.

Easy Walking. Bathroom Break!

This tour moves at a relaxed pace and includes a restroom break along the way.

Guest Reviews
I've lived in Mobile for over 10 years and I NEVER knew the kind of history Todd shared with everyone on this tour. He is extremely friendly and knowledgeable and tells Mobile's history with gusto! I highly recommend going on any of these tours! Very fun and affordable.
Amber Lynette
Todd is a wonderful guide.His stories are delightful .He has an amazing knowledge of local history.He is wonderful at finding little gems of information about Mobile’s history.I would recommend his tours to anyone .He is one of Mobile’s hidden treasures .
Gwen Jones
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