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16th Street Baptist Church

16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
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Know Your History

Anyone living in Birmingham or passing through should stop here. It is a solemn place, and if you... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
GuyFromAtlanta_GA
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Atlanta, GA
A Sobering Reminder of the Fight for Civil Rights

We can't forget the sacrifices made in the fight for equal Civil Rights. What happened at this... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2016
RushCubFan
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Spokane, WA
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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 historic church.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Anyone living in Birmingham or passing through should stop here. It is a solemn place, and if you don't know the history please do some research. As a Boomer the era is still etched in my mind even after all these years. I am a...More

8  Thank GuyFromAtlanta_GA
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We can't forget the sacrifices made in the fight for equal Civil Rights. What happened at this church is unforgiveable. These children didn't deserve their fate but it helped to galvanize people and move the fight forward. The memorial is very moving and the church...More

2  Thank RushCubFan
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We got to the 16th Street Baptist Church in the afternoon and there were no tours scheduled for the interior so we were limited to the exterior of the building. My wife began talking to a fairly unkempt older black man who had all the...More

2  Thank Dee W
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you are visiting Birmingham, do not miss the opportunity to visit the 16th Street Baptist Church, the site of a tragic bombing that represented one of the pivotal points of the civil rights movement. Learn the full story of the events that took place...More

3  Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The 16th Street Baptist Church is a "must visit" in Birmingham. It serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience of the people of the Civil Rights Movement.

3  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

In this political climate it is more important than ever to remember our past, lest we have to repeat it. This site is a landmark that puts substance to the stories of the Civil Rights movement.

4  Thank Anne L
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I am not a religious person, and even if you're not, you should visit the 16th Street Baptist Church. This was a central location in the struggle for civil rights for minorities, especially in the South. It is the site of the deadly bombing that...More

1  Thank CameronGrayVA
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Even though it was a horrible time in our countries history, the history and experience of touring the church is a wonderful thing. It will make you think very seriously about the sacrifice those folks went through to secure basic American rights. The presentation was...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This church is located directly across the street from the civil rights institute. We were not able to go inside because we did have a reservation, but we did marvel in the solemn history.

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This was the one place in Birmingham I wanted to see. We weren't dressed in Sunday attire to attend church. We waited until the service was over at 1 pm & then we were allowed in as the parishioners departed. The people were all dressed...More

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Jama H
how to schedule a tour the week before Christmas or between Christmas and New Years
5 December 2016|
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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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CK M
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|
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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
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