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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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A Long Struggle Chronicled

I was a child when the major events that are chronicled here at the Birmingham Civil Rights... read more

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Calabasas, California
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I can't visit this attraction with out feeling a powerful tug on my heart. History is meant to... read more

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This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the...more
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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was a child when the major events that are chronicled here at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute began. As I grew older, I read of the struggles of the people in the South to gain the right to vote, to attend quality schools, to...More

Thank J A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While the museum might have been good I was very uncomfortable from the moment I went thru “security.” Was told I had to leave my pocketbook bc it was not allowed in museum. Could not get a good reason for this policy and ,against my...More

Thank Cat52905
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can't visit this attraction with out feeling a powerful tug on my heart. History is meant to learn from not forget. Definitely something I recommend everyone do. Also walk the park outside and see the church.

Thank April B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best museums I have been to. After an opening film, the screen rises to reveal the entrance into the exhibits - a unique touch. The photos, exhibits, and quotes are wonderful. And the staff were all very polite and professional....More

Thank joefromcincy1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this amazing place 2 weeks ago and it was an awesome experience!! There is a lot to see including videos, pictures, sculptures and the people are also very nice and helpful. There is definitely a lot to soak in. I was very, very...More

1  Thank Pauletta R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had hoped to experience the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum & it's history within. I personally made a reservation for a group of 65-70 people. When I spoke with the reservation person on the phone, she took our information, and confirmed prices for our...More

1  Thank Kaneshia B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is outstanding, the exhibits inside are fantastic especially for someone from abroad who really had no idea about any of this history. Not only do you have this wonderful museum but you also have the 16th Baptist Church and the Kelly Ingram Park...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in the state of Alabama and as a child lived through a great deal of experiences there. I visited the exhibit with my daughter who did not grow up in the state but has grown up hearing about the state, the era,...More

1  Thank Z5090NIkarenc
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to know about the civil rights movement from ground zero, this is the place. The BCRI has an amazing collection of artifacts, and presents the history of civil rights in great detail. People who have visited say this is better than any...More

1  Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are anywhere near the National civil Tights District in downtown Bham, AL. don’t miss the museum. It’s worth the time to tour.

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21 July 2018|
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Response from Diane S | Reviewed this property |
It was 10 or 15 dollars per adult. Well worth the money.
Kimberly P
6 May 2018|
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Response from moviegeekjn | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, parking spaces were plentiful around the civil rights areas of town.... but it will be more challenging in downtown shopping/restaurant areas (not impossible)
Steph P
27 April 2018|
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Response from Frog P | Reviewed this property |
the music is on the credits.