We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
All reviews street baptist church civil rights across the street eye opening moving experience freedom riders jail cell kelly ingram park african americans american history jim crow martin luther king short film two hours great museum learn something united states
My 10 year old and I drove from New Orleans to visit the Institute (playing hooky from school for the day!) It was well worth the unexcused absence. We learned more in two hours here than he probably has in his entire education so far....More
We visited the Institute, spending an entire afternoon there. The mixed media exhibits are compelling and the interpretive signage was excellent. Striking views of the 16th Street Baptist Church from the Institute as you read the history of the bombing and the aftermath. Inspiring and...More
We were on a civil rights crawl through Alabama and the exhibits at this Institute give a great overview whereas the other museums go into more depth about certain aspects. This is complemented by the statues at INGRAM Park across the street. We started our...More
This is a very nice educational exhibit on many key events in history during the Civil Rights Era in the south. Just leave your backpack elsewhere, or they won't let you in. The Kelly Ingram Park across the street is also worth a visit. There...More
It's easy to spend all day in there. It's self guided so you can take your time to absorb the information. I would have liked maybe a 30 min guided tour to give a brief overview so I could have an idea of what I...More
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.
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
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
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 displays can be very emotionally compelling and you might want to take your time with that. Often a tour doesn't allow you to do that.