If you are in the area this place is a must see. They offer tours at an affordable price, very beautiful church with a lot of history.
About 16th Street Baptist Church
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We were on a car trip and got to Birmingham after all the sites and museums were closed. I wanted my children to see this location which is so pivotal in our nation's recent history. I'm glad we stopped. There are plaques that explain some...More
Was a good reminder of the past and provided an extra touch with the video. They take large groups and sometime hard to hear everything during the tour, but loved the personal stories and attention to details.
I'd recommend going to the Civil Rights Institute (across the street) first to get the full impact. There are some photos and historical items in the church, but not many. Going upstairs to see where the worshipers gathered before the attack was a powerful, unforgettable...More
This church played an important role in the history of blacks in Birmingham. You visit in the basement first to view artifacts and then you may proceed to the church itself. Directly across the street from the Civil Rights Institute and Kelly Ingram Park.
It was perfect how the museum flowed right into this church. I'm so glad they were next to each other so we could experience it all together. It was very simply presented and the people there were wonderful. The film was moving and well done....More
We visited the 16th St Baptist Church, as well as the Civil Rights Institute and adjacent park on a school field trip with about 20 seventh and eighth graders. All of us were impacted. To stand at the site of the cowardly bombing that led...More
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