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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Fantastic Experience

Everything is beautifully laid out and interpreted and the stories are told with incredible... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Just, wow!

My 10 year old and I drove from New Orleans to visit the Institute (playing hooky from school for... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
new orleans
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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 5 November 2018

Everything is beautifully laid out and interpreted and the stories are told with incredible dignity. A great way to learn about the civil rights movevent in Birmingham.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank M H
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Well done museum outlining the civil rights of Birmingham as well as other key areas in the south. Recommend spending a couple of hours here. Note that the museum is closed on Mondays.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kretpa
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Julie S
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fivestroke
Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ae1017
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Annexoxo
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne W
Reviewed 8 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 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.