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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a unique opportunity to walk through history from others... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Anne W
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Amazing journey through the civil rights movement. A must visit in Birmingham. The end of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert M
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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 2 days ago

The self pace tour was a wonderful way to educate ourselves on the rich history of Birmingham. The displays and information were very user friendly and allowed one to spend as much time as needed. I used my AAA card for a discount.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a unique opportunity to walk through history from others’ perspective. We are all human... sentient beings... and should be treated with dignity and respect. It is eye-opening to learn what others had to endure at the hands of ignorant...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing journey through the civil rights movement. A must visit in Birmingham. The end of the museum stops in modern history and brings you full circle.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is not an easy subject to view or read about it is essential to visit and read about these times. I personally travelled and stayed in Birmingham to visit this Institute due to a recommendation. The institute concentrates on the civil rights in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having grown up in Birmingham during the 50s-60s, I thought I was much aware of those turbulent times. It is truly hard for me to find the words to describe what I saw and felt. Please, go see the Institute!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is an amazing experience. The curation of the museum is amazing and walks you through a journey of the civil rights movement. The first part depicts the differences of segregation and puts you in a place to understand how unfair...More

1  Thank Steven Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is excellent! We had recently gone to the new Mississippi civil rights museum in Jackson, MS and weren't sure if it was worth paying admission to go to this one, but we are glad we did! Especially since we went...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought some of the other civil rights sites in Alabama were a little more powerful in presentation, but this was a very good museum -- if in Birmingham, don't miss it.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you've been to other civil rights sites like I have, this is worth the visit since it adds more to the civil rights narrative. Fifteen dollar entry, with senior, child, and military discounts. Begin with a brief video outlining Birmingham's history, then continue...More

Thank yalibrarian
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Spent a late afternoon here. Truly eye opening exhibits that tell the important story of the struggle for civil rights for the Black American community (sad that the struggle is not over). I am a white male and was really moved by what I saw....More

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14 October 2018|
Response from romadaro | Reviewed this property |
Atlanta is a 2 hour drive from Birmingham.
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.
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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)