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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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A walk through history

Walking across this bridge has been a lifelong dream of mine. I was a child when Bloody Sunday... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeanette G
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Civil Rights History

Before leaving Selma we took the opportunity to walk the Edmund Petty’s Bridge. So much history... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
FlaBikerBob
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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+1 334-418-0800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walking across this bridge has been a lifelong dream of mine. I was a child when Bloody Sunday happened, and I remember watching the television coverage, seeing helpless peaceful people beaten with clubs by the police. My walking across this bridge was very moving, knowing...More

Thank Jeanette G
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Before leaving Selma we took the opportunity to walk the Edmund Petty’s Bridge. So much history here and quite sobering to visit the site of the confrontation that was at the center of voting rights. You walk very close to traffic so keep that in...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Walking over this bridge, which I had seen in so many newsreels, photos, and movies, was still a surprisingly moving experience.

Thank STEVEN F
Reviewed 24 September 2017

If you are viewing this as just a bridge, you will probably be disappointed. But if you are looking at its history of segregation & fighting for equal rights, you will probably be moved, as I was. Seeing this bridge & what it represents to...More

Thank redundantecho
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Great experience for my grandson husband and I. My father and mother inlaw enjoyed seeing it for the first time.

Thank Susan B H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I can't describe the feeling you get when you approach this bridge. When you consider the history and realize what it means, it's overwhelming. I honestly can't imagine a time when people of color were so mistreated and to think it happened in my lifetime...More

Thank c685710
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Phenomenal place to experience my history and to walk in the steps of those who fought and struggled for my rights! Awe inspiring place to reflect on our progress. Humbled...

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My family members and I took a tour of the historic scenes of Selma and you can't leave Selma without going to the bridge.

Thank jancarr2013
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Simple-looking yet full of history. There's a civil-rights interpretative center and small park at the north end, while there's some shops and small museums at the southern end. I suggest parking on the north side and walk down the other side. The bridge is part...More

Thank visi2r1
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The bridge is just a bridge. It's the history that's so important. I can close my eyes and see annual marches as well as the footage from times past. I was in Selma teaching, trying to assist with some problem solving in my field. I...More

3  Thank 1Sunny111
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William M
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Response from RachelSpahr | Reviewed this property |
It's all free parking. No meters or pay to park parking lots. They do have assigned parking spaces for certain restaurants or stores along Broad Street or hourly parking. If your question is in regards to the bridge, there... More
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Bobby W
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Response from maccogirl | Reviewed this property |
I doubt if there is a time that wouldn't be a good time! We were there between Christmas and New Year's and had very nice weather (surprising us). Make sure you check the hours of the NPS information center there--it is... More
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