We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Civil Rights Memorial

400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
+1 334-264-0286
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$70.00*
and up
Full Day Black History Day Trip to Alabama...
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation, and 1968, the year of the assassination of Martin Luther King, are embedded forever in this round, flat, granite sculpture. Water flows gently over the surface of the inspiring memorial, designed by Maya Lin, who also created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“civil rights” (44 reviews)
“maya lin” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-4344
CONTACT
Website
+1 334-264-0286
Write a ReviewReviews (175)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"who lost their lives"
in 12 reviews
"civil rights"
in 44 reviews
"maya lin"
in 12 reviews
"southern poverty law center"
in 11 reviews
"washington dc"
in 4 reviews
"small exhibit"
in 2 reviews
"moving tribute"
in 5 reviews
"white man"
in 2 reviews
"vietnam veterans"
in 2 reviews
"water flowing"
in 2 reviews
"equal rights"
in 2 reviews
"baptist church"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"dexter avenue"
in 2 reviews
"state capitol"
in 2 reviews
"martin luther king"
in 3 reviews
"names"
in 25 reviews
Filter

11 - 20 of 167 reviews

Reviewed January 2, 2018

Continuing our short tour of Montgomery we stopped at this memorial. It tells the story of people who lost their lives just prior to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. It reiterates the difficulty experienced by both black and white people just trying to...More

Thank Curtis S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

The piece looked nice but the water was off. You can’t park in front just to get a picture. A loud voice comes on and shames you away. Even if you are just dropping off. Still worth stopping. It was closing when we came by.

Thank Elizabeth E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

This memorial records the names of 40 individuals killed during the fight for civil rights. Very moving. Free of charge. I recommend also going to the museum it stands in front of, where for $2 you can learn about the individuals in question.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Just off Dexter Ave, definitely see this beautiful memorial fountain. One block from the State Capitol and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. The Center is closed on Sunday but you can still visit the fountain. Worth it!

Thank claybournx2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Love the Southern Poverty Law Center. This was a moving memorial and experience. There is a room where you type in your own name to join the pledge and your name is projected on the wall. My kids LOVED it.

Thank AandJReed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Some places have a spirit of their own. This one does. The pain of the 60's is everywhere. Must see place.

Thank Scott J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

One place to see if you are in town visiting. It is a very nice memorial. Plan on a couple of hours if you have the time.

Thank bless235
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Very simple, elegant, yet moving memorial. The water has started to wear away some of the inscriptions, but it is still easy to read the chronology of events.

Thank Tammy W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed June 3, 2017

This simple, elegant memorial outside the offices of the Southern Poverty Law Center stands as a silent testimonial to those brave men and women who lost their lives in the struggle for freedom and equality. An adjacent waterfall carries a quote from Dr. Martin Luther...More

1  Thank Steven B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 7, 2017

This is a simple but moving depiction in stone of a timeline of key events in the civil rights movement.

Thank Christine H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 72 hotels in Montgomery
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Montgomery Downtown
726 reviews
.50 km away
Capitol Inn & Suites
4 reviews
.65 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Montgomery-Downtown
767 reviews
.77 km away
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
639 reviews
.91 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hamburger King
80 reviews
.59 km away
Chris' Hot Dogs
230 reviews
.36 km away
NYC Gyro's
46 reviews
.68 km away
Irish Bred Pub
122 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home
459 reviews
.75 km away
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
336 reviews
.14 km away
Civil Rights Memorial Center
332 reviews
.06 km away
Alabama Department of Archives and History
182 reviews
.26 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Simonejolly39
May 6, 2018|
Answer
Response from DoreExplorer | Reviewed this property |
I believe their website is still current- I remember feeling like I underpaid to enter. Civil Rights Memorial Center hours of operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission $2
1
Vote
;