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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Wonderful experience and enhanced by the multiple special events on that special day. I spent... read more

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We spent a lovely (albeit rainy) afternoon here and came away both horrified and hopeful. The... 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
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful experience and enhanced by the multiple special events on that special day. I spent almost 4 hours there given the many special events. The institute is well laid out, and the exhibits and videos are very moving. The staff was incredibly welcoming. I would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marsp0re
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a lovely (albeit rainy) afternoon here and came away both horrified and hopeful. The history that is presented here needs to be remembered and condemned. Everyone should visit if they have time while in Birmingham. It’s right across the street from the 16th...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderfully curated museum. I’m excited to see how the museum will grow as it is now nationally recognized. Bonus, AAA members get a discounted entry.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time here. My cousin and his wife were with us from out of town and they thought it was awesome.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank oatie0816
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone visiting the US and including all US residents should visit this museum. It chronicles the dreadful actions of bigotry and racism throughout the 1900s while at the same time illuminates a spirit of hope for humanity. Really well done.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DrTedV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Toured the museum yesterday and it is a must see in Birmingham. It gives a great history of the civil rights movement and the battles that were fought for freedom. While there visit the 16th Street Baptist Church ( they’re real friendly) and the park...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all of my travels inside and outside this country, this was one of the best experiences. The Institute mixes various forms of media, artifacts, models and constructed scenes to deliver the critically important struggle for Civil Rights. It starts off with a movie that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is located directly across from the 16th street Baptist church and from the Park. It is estimated that you will spend 90 minutes going through the exhibit- however I could have easily spent 3-4 hours there. The museum begins with a short film...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank goodlife123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in west where the events of the South and civil rights movement did not affect me, so I did not know the nuanced history of the civil rights movement. The history of the civil rights movement is chronicled in a tasteful and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank nakamark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I truly enjoyed this experience, as much of the learning really puts you back in the shoes of those in the south to revisit the shameful treatment and resistance to equal civil rights. Really was eye opening to how it took 100 years after the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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30 October 2018|
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Response from imothers | Reviewed this property |
We did not use a tour guide. We found the museum very easy to follow on our own. Really, you want to take in this place at your own pace. What might strike you as important, may not be the same as someone else. Also, the... More
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.