Sample Tours


Freedom Lifted will work to customize a tour to meet the goals of a group. However, if you are not sure where to begin, here are a few options to get you started:

Tour Option A: Journey to Alabama

4 days/3 nights - Roundtrip to/from Birmingham

Sites include:

  • 16th St. Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, AL

  • Equal Justice Initiative’s Memorial to Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum in Montgomery, AL

  • Rosa Parks Museum and Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL

  • Edmund Pettus Bridge and the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma, AL

Optional 1-day add ons:  Memphis, Atlanta, or Tuskegee


Tour Option B: Journey to Mississippi

4 days/3 nights - Roundtrip to/from Memphis

Sites include:

  • Sites in the Mississippi Delta related to Freedom Summer and the murder of Emmett Till

  • Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden and Gravesite in Ruleville, MS

  • Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home in Jackson, MS

  • National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis,TN

Optional 1-day add on:  Little Rock

Optional 2-day add on: New Orleans

Tour Option C: Journey to the South

7 days/6 nights - Roundtrip to/from Memphis

Combines sites in Memphis, Mississippi and Alabama listed above.

Optional 1-day add ons:  Little Rock, Tuskegee, or Atlanta

Optional 2-day add on: New Orleans

Note: For travel from the West Coast, add one day to start of all tours.

For details about sites you can visit, see the U.S. Civil Rights Trail.

Past and Current Travelers

Freedom Lifted has hosted tours for groups of educators, students, clergy, and families. Our clients have included:

Francis W. Parker School

Friends Seminary School

Mt. Vernon High School (Iowa)

New Haven Academy

People of Color of Independent Schools

Prince William County Schools

Rhode Island State Council of Churches

The San Francisco School  

Washougal Public Schools