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Civil Rights District

Birmingham, AL 35203
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If your enjoy a good walk.

This area is for walking and reading about our pass. Every street corner has some thing to read... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott B
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
newly minted

this is a very nice area that includes the BHM Civil rights Museum, and 16th St Baptist church... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
James W
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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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.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is for walking and reading about our pass. Every street corner has some thing to read about Civil rights and the movement that moved the State.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a very nice area that includes the BHM Civil rights Museum, and 16th St Baptist church. also includes other Civil Rights era buildings

Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my son with me and I wanted him to see the civil rights district. Alabama was full of civil rights controversy. He enjoyed the visit and learned a lot. It was like he was experiencing the events.

1  Thank Frank W
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Little did we know that the downtown hotel we stayed in was conveniently located to stroll around the Civil Rights District. (Little did we know there IS a Civil Rights District!) So much is revealed on nearly every block, and countless signs, plaques, and dioramas...More

Thank desrlmt
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Had the opportunity to visit the Civil Rights District while playing softball this month. Amazing and emotional displays and a lot of information. Staff is friendly and helpful. This is a not to miss exhibit of an important part of American history! We were lucky...More

1  Thank RegieSV
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We've all viewed the photos in our history books. We've all read the stories of courage. We get to walk where heroes marched...Children, adolescents, women and men. This feels like sacred ground. Thank you to those that came before us!

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Civil Rights District, now a National Monument, is a compact area in central Birmingham that was ground zero for the Civil Rights movement, a place essential and formative to our history and identity as a nation. It encompasses the old Black Business district, Kelly...More

2  Thank birminghampastor
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We are dedicated walkers when vacationing. We like how the slow pace lets us appreciate the sounds and smells as well as the sites. The Civil Rights District did not disappoint. We spent about two hours one cold, drizzly day walking in the footsteps of...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I enjoyed my tour of the museum. I love the facts shared and the artifacts on display at the museum. This was a lifetime experience and which all individuals should have. I learned a lot about the Civil Rights period. Well done exhibit!

Thank j0hns0nje
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Sobering. Depressing. Eye-opening. Hopeful. These words all describe the civil rights district of Birmingham, which recently became a national monument under former president Obama. The district, which includes the BCRC, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, and parts of the historic 4th Ave business...More

1  Thank UberUbu
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5 March 2017|
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Response from Pam C | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of street parking on weekends. I can't help re parking during the week, sorry.
Dequandra O
7 June 2016|
Response from Jay B | Reviewed this property |
Between 10-12 minutes if you take I-65 normally.
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2 April 2015|
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Response from 0504Traveller | Reviewed this property |
the civil rights museum and walking trail are about a 15-20 minute walk (depending on your walking speed) from the Birmingham Museum. You can google map it or the Birmingham Museum can provide you with directions. Once you... More