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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s.
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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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Reviewed yesterday

I took a group of Boy Scouts to the BCRI for a merit badge course. It was very informative and had a lot of memorabilia to look at. I was a little taken back with the video they show. I had a mixed group of...More

Thank Juanita B
Reviewed yesterday

I went with my child on a field trip here and the staff was rude. It was kinda of the same stuff I already known about this era.

Thank stingray44373
Reviewed yesterday

We went to this wonderful museum to begin a "trail" from Birmingham through Selma to Montgomery. I highly recommend starting here! It is extremely well done and very informative.

Thank pelarge
Reviewed yesterday

My visit brought back a flood of memories from the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. The museum is well organized, providing a textbook experience of this aspect of our nation's history. It does not try to dazzle you with technology powered exhibits or a...More

Thank josephmk78
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every exhibit is awesome - the space is beautiful, the exhibits are amazing. Staff is wonderful, and one has a feeling of being in the time that these events happened

Thank louisehb2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best thing to do in Birmingham and a must see for everyone. The museum tells the story of the civil right museum in an easy to follow format. The personal stories they tell really brought the civil right movement alive. Give you...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now more than ever I am grateful for a place like this to take my children (ages 9 and 12) and show them how far the country has come in the struggle for equality, even as we still have so far to go. I wanted...More

Thank a_t_h_13_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stoped in Birmingham on a road trip for the express purpose of checking out this museum. We are a white family, not that it should matter, but maybe it's relevant here. There wasn't a dry eye among us as we left. It doesn't take...More

2  Thank KSarahGH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am so glad that I was able to fit this visit into my trip. It was a powerful visit with so much history tucked into 1 building. Each display was fabulous and there was even a moment when I had to hold back the...More

2  Thank DestinyStL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

self guided tour, some rooms appeared to have more than one direction to go. Learned more about the difficult times in Montgomery and Birmingham areas. It is rather saddening still to see and hear the horrors people have done to each other just because of...More

Thank Jennifer S
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9 September 2017|
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Response from Michelle D | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the 16th Street Church parking lot with no problem although, as another poster responded, there is also parking on the street. Be sure to leave a little extra time to stroll through the park across the street... More
30 December 2016|
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Response from Taji B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I agree with Jessica R. It's not in the best part of town so walk it during the daytime hours.
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23 June 2016|
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Response from dashiell3 | Reviewed this property |
the address is 1520 16th Street North