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Civil Rights District

Birmingham, AL 35203
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Go, Visit, Learn

A have visited this museum several times in the past 10 years. It speaks of the history of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bill D
Start at Kelly Ingram Park

Kelly Ingram Park is a good starting point to explore the Civil Rights District. It contains... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Dallas, Texas
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The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at its center.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A have visited this museum several times in the past 10 years. It speaks of the history of the civil rights movement, particularly in "Bombingham"!! In fact, the museum is directly across the street form the 16th Street Baptist Church where an act of white...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Kelly Ingram Park is a good starting point to explore the Civil Rights District. It contains impressive and graphic sculptures from the Civil Rights riots and movement. The 16th Avenue Baptist Church is across the street as is the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Good signs...More

1  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Nice signs explaining the history of the area and the U.S., really. Police appear to patrol the area quite well. Maps are available online to view while walking.

1  Thank badgergirls
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We, I have been traveling with my son across the south of the United States with my son for his 21st birthday, learned a lot about, and getting inspired, about the civil right movement in he United States. If you would like to know about...More

1  Thank memochciago
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This area is for walking and reading about our pass. Every street corner has some thing to read about Civil rights and the movement that moved the State.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

this is a very nice area that includes the BHM Civil rights Museum, and 16th St Baptist church. also includes other Civil Rights era buildings

Thank James W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I had my son with me and I wanted him to see the civil rights district. Alabama was full of civil rights controversy. He enjoyed the visit and learned a lot. It was like he was experiencing the events.

1  Thank Frank W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Little did we know that the downtown hotel we stayed in was conveniently located to stroll around the Civil Rights District. (Little did we know there IS a Civil Rights District!) So much is revealed on nearly every block, and countless signs, plaques, and dioramas...More

Thank desrlmt
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit the Civil Rights District while playing softball this month. Amazing and emotional displays and a lot of information. Staff is friendly and helpful. This is a not to miss exhibit of an important part of American history! We were lucky...More

1  Thank RegieSV
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We've all viewed the photos in our history books. We've all read the stories of courage. We get to walk where heroes marched...Children, adolescents, women and men. This feels like sacred ground. Thank you to those that came before us!

Thank SanMo
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Pam C | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of street parking on weekends. I can't help re parking during the week, sorry.
Dequandra O
7 June 2016|
Response from Jay B | Reviewed this property |
Between 10-12 minutes if you take I-65 normally.
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2 April 2015|
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Response from 0504Traveller | Reviewed this property |
the civil rights museum and walking trail are about a 15-20 minute walk (depending on your walking speed) from the Birmingham Museum. You can google map it or the Birmingham Museum can provide you with directions. Once you... More