Leeds Trails and Tours

Welcome to Leeds Trails and Tours - Uncover the Heartbeat of Our History!

Leeds Trails and Tours invites you on a captivating journey through the rich historical tapestry of Leeds, Alabama. Our mission is simple yet profound: to celebrate the legacy of our community by animating the stories of its vibrant past. In collaboration with the Leeds Historical Commission, Leeds Historical Society, Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, and Leeds Redevelopment Authority, we proudly present Leeds Trails and Tours—an immersive experience designed to bring our city's history to life.

Past Projects that Breathe:

In 2023, we embarked on a remarkable historical walking tour, celebrating the centennial anniversary of Leeds Jane Culbreth Library. This enchanting journey uncovered the various locations of our public library, delving into its captivating history, the remarkable individuals who shaped it, and other historical markers that make Leeds truly unique.

Walk the Stories of Our Past:

Our next adventure awaits on April 13, 2024 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, with a walking tour that transports you back to Leeds in 1940. Brace yourself for a day filled with re-enactors embodying Leeds residents, offering an immersive glimpse of a bustling Saturday in April 1940. As you stroll through the streets, vintage vehicles, era-appropriate music, and a tour of the Leeds Railroad Depot will surround you, recreating the atmosphere of a bygone era. Engage in the children's area with 1940s games, and let the air resonate with the melodies of the time.

Embark on Your Own Journey:

Soon, we will unveil a self-guided walking trail for those eager to explore Leeds independently. Immerse yourself in the charm of our city at your own pace, uncovering hidden gems and untold stories along the way.

Unlock the Past with Leeds Trails and Tours:

Visit our website to discover soon to be introduced web links to the fascinating history of many historical buildings in downtown Leeds. We're not just preserving history; we're making it accessible and engaging for you. Leeds Trails and Tours is your key to unlocking the narratives that have shaped our city.

Join us as we turn the pages of Leeds' past and invite you to become a part of our living history. Leeds Trails and Tours—the gateway to the heart of Leeds. Your adventure awaits!

Step Back in Time with Our Green Wave Jazz Fest at 2:30p!

?✨ Step Back in Time with the Green Wave Jazz! ✨?

Get ready to swing into history with the electrifying Green Wave Jazz ensemble! Join us for a spectacular afternoon of music and memories with our "Leeds-Swinging into History" concert, a 45-minute journey through the swing and popular tunes of the early 1940s.

? Date & Time: The musical time machine kicks off at 2:30 PM sharp! ? Location: Immerse yourself in the rhythm at the Leeds Green Space, nestled on 1st Ave South between 7th and 8th Streets on Saturday, April 13, 2024 right after the Leeds Downtown Walking Tour that will be held from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Follow the Trails. Discover the Tales. Experience Leeds.

Photo from our most recent walking tour
celebrating 100 years of the library