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National Voting Rights Museum and Institute

6 US Highway 80 E, Selma, AL 36701-7307
+1 334-526-4340
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Nobody answering phone calls

While it is stated that when the museum is closed (Friday, Saturday & Sunday), arrangements can be... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Good Place for a Visit

The museum has a good overview of the Selma-Montgomery March. There was a lot of specific... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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6 US Highway 80 E, Selma, AL 36701-7307
+1 334-526-4340
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While it is stated that when the museum is closed (Friday, Saturday & Sunday), arrangements can be made to visit it. Unfortunately, nobody is answering the calls! This IIs very unprofessional and inconsiderate of the management, who has to realise that people come from different...More

Thank Polyglot4
Reviewed 27 December 2017

The museum has a good overview of the Selma-Montgomery March. There was a lot of specific information about the many people involved--much more than I could read.

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 20 November 2017

An slightly out of date guidebook lead us to the old address for this museum, but that just meant we had a chance to walk across the famous Edmund Pettus Bridge to find it. Unfortunately the water had just been cut off and the museum...More

Thank joanneh2000
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Such an unassuming place. I visited the museum with my family. There were 12 of us and we were completing the Civil Rights Trail in Alabama. We were blown away by the museum. The breadth of the history exhibited was awe inspiring. We booked the...More

Thank dbm20403
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This museum is a self guided tour. It requires a lot of reading to gather the facts of history that took place in Selma. As you go through you learn that black people are resilient and strong. To see what most endured during that time...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Located just before the Edmund Pettus bridge, this museum is both larger than I expected and much more emotionally draining. The coverage focuses on the struggle for voting rights, but it ultimately encompasses much more than that; it provides a strong overview of the movement...More

Thank TravelerMJY
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very simple museum operated by local volunteers. Tell the grasping story of the voting rights struggle in Selma, Alabama. The Selma- Montgomery marches, the first one ending in 'Bloody Sunday', but eventually starting the final steps to right for African Americans. It's a shame that...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is only Open Mondays through Thursdays. I called ahead to see if we could visit on a Friday. The unfriendly executive director informed me it would be $100 plus the cost of admission. I told her I was disappointed to not to be...More

Thank JTSpiel
Reviewed 6 February 2017

There are museums throughout the South that focus on the horrors of slavery and the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement. What stands out with this one is how it highlights voting specifically, and how voter disenfranchisement occurred throughout the South up until the 1960s....More

3  Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We tried to visit the museum on our visit to Selma. Although the website indicated that it would be open, it was not. Not sure it is ever open.

Thank Sfgallagher
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25 March 2017|
Response from Ryan V | Reviewed this property |
$6.50 for an adult.There's a student and senior discount but I doubt that there are any beyond that, but if you wanted to phone ahead to ask, you could.