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Civil Rights District

Birmingham, AL 35203
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Amazing interpretation of history and now

The thing about history is that it doesn't stay in the past, even if you might want it to. And in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
wombat1223
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Journeying Back in Time

My daughter and I decided to take a quick trip to Alabama to take in a little history. Little did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sheryl w
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The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at its center.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Birmingham, AL 35203
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The thing about history is that it doesn't stay in the past, even if you might want it to. And in Birmingham there is a lot of history. This district and the paths that move through it is a testament to people who were willing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I decided to take a quick trip to Alabama to take in a little history. Little did we know that we were going to be surprised by our finds. The Civil Rights District is a four square block of gut wrenching details...More

Thank sheryl w
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best tour and tour guide you can find in Birmingham Alabama. Like most people we looked at this site. I can honestly say Clay was very engaging and treated the subject with compassion. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anyone....More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

an amazing history location we as adults loved the place we walked in the path of Dr martin Luther king jr saw amazing photos and visited the 16tth street Baptist church

1  Thank latisha n
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

This area is especially moving for those of us who remember the events of the Civil Rights Movement. Even though I was a child in the '60s, these times are deeply imprinted in me. If you were moved by these events, or love to explore...More

Thank RNDMD
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Wonderful historical district. I was saddened to see the number of homeless. My only regret is not enough time to explore more.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

For a midwestern farm kid not exposed the the racial turmoil of the Sixties, this area of town was both moving and heart-breaking. Of special note, the abstract sculptures of the police dogs and the life-sized water cannons. Just tragic.

1  Thank Todd_Wilson_NE
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The Birmingham Heritage Civil Rights Trail in the city's downtown civil rights district is an impressive self-guided tour with several dozen signs commemorating important events that happened on or near various spots. The trail includes signs for different themes (the children's crusade, boycotts, etc.), each...More

1  Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Do park and walk around to see all that is here We enjoyed a walk thruout the park with excellent signage explaining its place in civil rights history There still is much restoration to do for the planned national historic park to come

Thank jfadds
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

For many visitors, the main reason to put Birmingham on your itinerary is for the history of the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s. Once visiting this hallowed spots, you will gain greater understanding and realize that there's far more to this struggle than the...More

2  Thank moviegeekjn
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Plenty of street parking on weekends. I can't help re parking during the week, sorry.
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Between 10-12 minutes if you take I-65 normally.
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