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16th Street Baptist Church

16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is right next to the Civil Rights Institute. We weren’t able to go in as a service was taking place but it was definitely worthwhile reading the plaques and contemplating the atrocity which had taken place here and the impact on the civil rights...More

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An absolute must to allow you to judge where Birmingham was during the Civil Rights Movement and where Birmingham is going. 4 young innocent children died here one day for no other reason than they were black and their story needs to be heard.

1  Thank samster396
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A beautiful church and a somber reminder of how far we have come in recent history towards equal rights for all. The civil rights district, and kelly ingram park round out a must see tour.

1  Thank Sarahbelle341
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The church was locked so we could not go in. There was not much to see except a plaque dedicated to the 4 girls who died there. Glad to see that history is preserved at that spot, but I wish we could have gotten into...More

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 26 August 2017

People is still worship in this church, not much to see inside, there is plaq outside the church talk about the sad event happened here. the human's right museum is right accross the stree; so we visited both site. It located in a quiet neighborhood.

Thank LadyNoRush
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

As a girl I saw the news about the bombing on TV. Wanted to see for myself. Moving. Park across street is also important in Civil Rights history.

Thank dkorwood
Reviewed 5 August 2017

One of the things that amazed me about the church is that rather than turning inward and not inviting others into their church, they have chosen instead to invite us all in to share the experience. The gentleman that conducted our tour (older gentleman, unfortunately...More

1  Thank dbm20403
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A beautiful and solemn church full of history. It will never be separated from its tragic past but it should always stand as a reminder of what the USA has been through. Highly recommended. It's an active church so be mindful of services throughout the...More

Thank visi2r1
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The tour was closed unfortunately when we arrived. However able to climb the steps and take pictures. There is a memorial on the side of the church of the 4 girls along with information to read. Also, across the street in the park is a...More

Thank vincent
Reviewed 26 July 2017

If you are in the area this place is a must see. They offer tours at an affordable price, very beautiful church with a lot of history.

Thank Amanda N
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4 July 2017|
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Response from GailBracci | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are a few exhibits there and on the day we visited, there were a couple of guides available to answer questions.
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6 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
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