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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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Take time to honor the past, well worth stopping to pay your respect.

In reading some of the reviews I think people have forgotten, or never understood the importance of... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
glendale215
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Timeless Reminder

Welcome to Selma. If you were alive in the Sixties, the sight of this bridge is seared in your... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Michael G
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Somers Point, NJ, United States
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

In reading some of the reviews I think people have forgotten, or never understood the importance of this place in time. This is not a place to come play, this is where you come and pay respect to a time in history. It is well...More

Thank glendale215
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Welcome to Selma. If you were alive in the Sixties, the sight of this bridge is seared in your memory. The Alabama state police attacked a group of peaceful protesters after they crossed this bridge in what became a turning point in the Civil Rights...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 21 April 2017

You'd have to have a knowledge of history to understand the importance and significance, otherwise just a bridge. I made a special trip here to get a better feel rather than just from books and the movie.It might take some imagination to put yourself back...More

1  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I visited Selma traveling in my class A motorhome. As many times as I searched for a place to park my RV I couldn't find any Internet information. I pulled into the lot next to the Selma interpretive center and bottomed out. I was not...More

Thank NanaKat46
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We took an extra hour on our trip to drive to Selma and visit the bridge and surrounding areas. It is sad to see how run down much of the area is for such a historically significant place. We enjoyed visiting the Selma Interpretive Center...More

Thank Caitlin S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This bridge of history was an amazing stop. We're so glad we took the time to travel to Selma to walk this bridge of history. It was an emotional time for us there as we had the chance to re-live the Selma civil rights walk....More

1  Thank Baylor1
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This bridge is one of the most recognized symbols of the Civil Rights Movement. On March 7, 1965 Reverend Hosea Williams and John Lewis led 600 marchers towards Montgomery. They were attacked by police with nightsticks and tear gas as they attempted to cross this...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Selma has a beautiful Interpretive Center which was closed the day we went because of tornado threats. However, the remembrances on side of the bridge where marchers were stopped by police have been sadly neglected and need some TLC desperately. Hard to find places to...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 7 April 2017

For my husband and I, it was a moving experience walking across the Edmund Pettus bridge. These were brave people who stood up for inequities of the laws and discrimination. More people should take this civil rights journey and experience the sacrifice of these people...More

1  Thank gracewilton
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My daughters and I walked across the bridge and we talked about the brave people who walked across this bridge. How they wanted to ensure that people could vote; and how they were met with violence and cruelty. So glad we honored those who walked...More

Thank TobinToner
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William M
5 April 2017|
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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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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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