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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is excellent! We had recently gone to the new Mississippi... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Julie L
New Orleans, Louisiana
Very Good Museum

I thought some of the other civil rights sites in Alabama were a little more powerful in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim A
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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 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

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Reviewed 3 days 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 3 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

The historical context of Birmingham's role in the Civil Rights History of America is well documented. The tours and displays made understanding the importance of civil disobedience clear. A jewel in the ruff.

Thank prevoK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see, take your tissues and wear your walking shoes. The place will take several hours to go threw. History, history, history,

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to have an experience in Civil Rights this is the place. The only way I think it can be better is that maybe if there was a guided tour. But it’s very casual and Family friendly. I think all kids that don’t...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Community Readers program is great for teaching school-age children about Civil Rights history. They help engage children with a book for each family and a family activity.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited In 1993, shortly after it opened, and came back this weekend to see the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, so we thought we’d stop here again to see what had changed and it was just about everything!...More

Thank romadaro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the stories at the museum and amazed at the beautiful churches that were featured. The city was doing quite well at some point and unfortunately evil reared its’ ugly head. The museum did a great job covering all of the...More

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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.