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Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this church in 1963. The girls are remembered with a shrine in the crypt where they died, and a vibrant stained glass window donated in sympathy by the people of Wales adorns the...more
16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to program in advance to get in. The surrounding area is sobering with a park reminding one of just how much people suffered. A good spot to start a long history walk...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JEnriquez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Sunday service, the reverend gave a great sermon, the choir was excellent, the congregation was welcoming. I had a wonderful experience. Thank you for having me

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 24shinie
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

While in Birmingham - at the minimum, you should drive by the 16th Street Baptist Church. This church unfortunately became an iconic symbol of the Civil Rights, when the KKK placed 10 bars of dynamite, caused an explosion, and killed 4 innocent girls. The church...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank goodlife123
Reviewed 22 November 2018

I’m so glad I spent a few minutes visiting this historic church after touring the Civil Rigths Institute. Setting foot in this beautiful space in which four innocent lives were taken in a horrific hate crime was immensely moving.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LisaB595
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a very good behind the scenes tour and video presentation with questions and answers period- time well spent in Birminghma.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank bonnie j
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Visited this site while on a civil rights trip in Alabama. Very moving to see the site where it actually occurred. Had heard about this through history in school and in family conversations and to stand in the spot was very moving indeed. Wanted to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Tamesha O
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

While we didn’t get to see inside this church, I felt the sense of importance it represents for this City. The loss of four girls at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan was a little overwhelming.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank D-Tektn
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We were not able to visit the Civil Rights Institute because we had only one day - Monday - in Birmingham and that is the day of the week they are closed. But just across the street is this church which was where four young...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank webbgirl49
Reviewed 3 September 2018

. The opportunity to visit this historical church. No admission fee, they do accept donationd. Went up in to the church, sat there prayed and took it all in. There where picture of the four slain girls projected on the wall of the sancuary. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank chodgearmstrong
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Beautiful church with a tragic history just across from the Civil Rights Institue and Kelly Ingram Park, both of which have a significant role in telling the story of Civil Rights in Birmingham and America. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Dee W | Reviewed this property |
You have to call the church. The phone number is on their website. Look under tours. They schedule for the middle of the day during the week and not sure about Saturdays. Obviously no tours on Sunday. Absolutely do not... More
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Response from lemonbassett | Reviewed this property |
The tour of the church doesn't take very long, I believe it maybe self guided. There was an information number you could call at one time. Here is the church's phone number (205) 251-9402