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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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A Long Struggle Chronicled

I was a child when the major events that are chronicled here at the Birmingham Civil Rights... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Calabasas, California
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I can't visit this attraction with out feeling a powerful tug on my heart. History is meant to... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
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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 14 August 2018 via mobile

I was a child when the major events that are chronicled here at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute began. As I grew older, I read of the struggles of the people in the South to gain the right to vote, to attend quality schools, to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J A
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

While the museum might have been good I was very uncomfortable from the moment I went thru “security.” Was told I had to leave my pocketbook bc it was not allowed in museum. Could not get a good reason for this policy and ,against my...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I can't visit this attraction with out feeling a powerful tug on my heart. History is meant to learn from not forget. Definitely something I recommend everyone do. Also walk the park outside and see the church.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MsAprilBeep
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is one of the best museums I have been to. After an opening film, the screen rises to reveal the entrance into the exhibits - a unique touch. The photos, exhibits, and quotes are wonderful. And the staff were all very polite and professional....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joefromcincy1961
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I visited this amazing place 2 weeks ago and it was an awesome experience!! There is a lot to see including videos, pictures, sculptures and the people are also very nice and helpful. There is definitely a lot to soak in. I was very, very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Pauletta R
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Our family had hoped to experience the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum & it's history within. I personally made a reservation for a group of 65-70 people. When I spoke with the reservation person on the phone, she took our information, and confirmed prices for our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Kaneshia B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This museum is outstanding, the exhibits inside are fantastic especially for someone from abroad who really had no idea about any of this history. Not only do you have this wonderful museum but you also have the 16th Baptist Church and the Kelly Ingram Park...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anne B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I grew up in the state of Alabama and as a child lived through a great deal of experiences there. I visited the exhibit with my daughter who did not grow up in the state but has grown up hearing about the state, the era,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Z5090NIkarenc
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you want to know about the civil rights movement from ground zero, this is the place. The BCRI has an amazing collection of artifacts, and presents the history of civil rights in great detail. People who have visited say this is better than any...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

If you are anywhere near the National civil Tights District in downtown Bham, AL. don’t miss the museum. It’s worth the time to tour.

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.