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National Voting Rights Museum and Institute

6 US Highway 80 E, Selma, AL 36701-7307
+1 334-526-4340
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Such an unassuming place. I visited the museum with my family. There were 12 of us and we were... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Deer Park, Illinois
History in one place

This museum is a self guided tour. It requires a lot of reading to gather the facts of history that... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Angie C
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 US Highway 80 E, Selma, AL 36701-7307
+1 334-526-4340
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Such an unassuming place. I visited the museum with my family. There were 12 of us and we were completing the Civil Rights Trail in Alabama. We were blown away by the museum. The breadth of the history exhibited was awe inspiring. We booked the...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is a self guided tour. It requires a lot of reading to gather the facts of history that took place in Selma. As you go through you learn that black people are resilient and strong. To see what most endured during that time...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Located just before the Edmund Pettus bridge, this museum is both larger than I expected and much more emotionally draining. The coverage focuses on the struggle for voting rights, but it ultimately encompasses much more than that; it provides a strong overview of the movement...More

Thank TravelerMJY
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very simple museum operated by local volunteers. Tell the grasping story of the voting rights struggle in Selma, Alabama. The Selma- Montgomery marches, the first one ending in 'Bloody Sunday', but eventually starting the final steps to right for African Americans. It's a shame that...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is only Open Mondays through Thursdays. I called ahead to see if we could visit on a Friday. The unfriendly executive director informed me it would be $100 plus the cost of admission. I told her I was disappointed to not to be...More

Thank JTSpiel
Reviewed 6 February 2017

There are museums throughout the South that focus on the horrors of slavery and the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement. What stands out with this one is how it highlights voting specifically, and how voter disenfranchisement occurred throughout the South up until the 1960s....More

3  Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We tried to visit the museum on our visit to Selma. Although the website indicated that it would be open, it was not. Not sure it is ever open.

Thank Sfgallagher
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This a very small museum with a lot of history. It is a must see for all kids and adults to understand what our forefathers went through to so we will have the right to vote and the planning it took to organize some events....More

2  Thank Malcolm J
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

First this was the second time we had been to the National Voting Rights Museum. Both times have been great experiences. We have gone on the Footprints To Freedom tour with Sam both times. He is a great guide. We loved talking to Sam about...More

3  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We came to Selma on a Sunday and found most everything closed - all the Civil Rights sights we wanted to visit. We went to the Edmund Pettus Bridge and walked across. At the end, you see the museum. I saw someone going in and...More

2  Thank Lonny B
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25 March 2017|
Response from Ryan V | Reviewed this property |
$6.50 for an adult.There's a student and senior discount but I doubt that there are any beyond that, but if you wanted to phone ahead to ask, you could.