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.

16th Street Baptist Church

16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
Review Highlights
Goes hand in hand with Civil Rights Institute

After visiting the Civil Rights Institute across the street, we were glad we took a few more... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Reviewing Historical Moment

It was a great moment in history to share with family that isn't taught in school in today's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 228 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
Write a Review
Reviews (228)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 228 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

After visiting the Civil Rights Institute across the street, we were glad we took a few more minutes to visit this historic church across the street. Easy access on the right of the big steps. Very nice people inside to guide you. Just a beautiful...More

Thank Rlwclark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great moment in history to share with family that isn't taught in school in today's society.

Thank wbush3579
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This church is beautiful inside and should be visited by all outside and local visitors. The church is a reminder of a terrible tragedy in Birmingham so long ago. I visit each Good Friday as the pastor of my church along with other local pastors...More

4  Thank Marti B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

You may have seen the documentary or the event of the bombing. However there is nothing like seeing history like this first hand. We both were totally overwhelmed as soon as we visited the church. It is a moving experience in civil rights history that...More

4  Thank Baylor1
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The church has a tour ministry that provides a talk, a tour, and a movie about the bombing that took place there that killed 4 young girls. It was moving, interesting and unbelievably, free!

Thank LJ3543
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This Baptist Church should be part of any visit to Birmingham. It is a very powerful and moving experience to see the spot where four young girls died in a dastardly bombing. This church is filled with history and memories of the Civil Rights movement.

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We weren't sure you could enter the church ( the main doors were locked) But the glass doors going into the basement were open. There was a delightful church staff who let us tour the sanctuary. ( check out the sobering model of the Amistad...More

1  Thank drydink
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We missed the indoor tour but seeing the plaques exactly where these girls died was still a holy site.

1  Thank Leora H
Reviewed 19 March 2017

My family and I came here last week. I had called the previous week and spoken with a very nice woman who said we would be able to join a group at 1pm the day we would be in town. We arrived at the church...More

2  Thank J_H8011
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Birmingham earned the nickname "bombingham" during the Civil Rights struggle as white supremacist groups frequently bombed locations in African-American neighborhoods. The saddest case was the bombing of this church, which killed four young girls. The tour guides are knowledgeable, there is a good film and...More

1  Thank GailBracci
Nearby Restaurants
Roots & Revelry
13 reviews
.57 km away
Gus's Hot Dogs
17 reviews
.60 km away
Edgar's Bakery
10 reviews
.65 km away
Green Acres Cafe
23 reviews
.37 km away
Nearby Attractions
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
824 reviews
.07 km away
McWane Science Center
718 reviews
.60 km away
Birmingham Museum of Art
398 reviews
.77 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jama H
how to schedule a tour the week before Christmas or between Christmas and New Years
5 December 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
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
Just curious. Our church group is headed there next weekend, and trying to also book a tour at Civil Rights Institute. How long is the 16th Street tour? I don't want to rush our group through. Many thanks!
13 March 2016|
Answer Show all 7 answers
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