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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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16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
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"civil rights institute"
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"across the street"
in 54 reviews
"street baptist church"
in 23 reviews
"innocent children"
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"can feel the history"
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"sunday morning service"
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"kelly ingram park"
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"sunday school"
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"horrific events"
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"their lives"
in 4 reviews
"first hand"
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"historic landmark"
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"an absolute"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is where it all began and it was very moving to see this location in person. We were able to go in and out but did not have a tour scheduled. This really is a must see.

Thank cocobog
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed that the church was under construction and was not open to touring however, just being there was a humbling experience.

Thank Erika N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wealth of history here can be seen outside and inside. Place to visit, enjoy and to get to know.

Thank lstrong2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Birmingham, and visiting the Civil Rights Center and the 16th Street Baptist Church were must-do's.

Thank OmahaRoyal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place where four angels gained their wings and the place where Brother Dr King was. This is history that we should never forget!!!

Thank mhavis1959
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was inspirational to see the church, but we did not have a tour reservation and could not go inside. Definitely worth it to stop by and read the plaques outside and sit on the steps to contemplate the significance of this church. Then go...More

Thank Kelley9733
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Just finished a 10-day road trip, and this was at the top of my list. I loved the historical importance and atmosphere. We visited for Sunday morning service and were welcomed and loved. Beautiful church, beautiful people, and beautiful service.

Thank lmellott
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Visit the historical place where hatred sparked a movement for change in America. The loss of some young black girls lives changed how many people viewed hate groups. These outlaws was eventually caught and punished after many years.

Thank Clyde B
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

My wife and I attended the Black & White Good Friday service at 16th Street Baptist Church and it was amazing. What a total blessing it was for both of us.

Thank Thomas O
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

It still sends chills through my body to remember young babies that did not get the chance to live their lives to see their dreams materialize. The parents that had to endure the pain of losing one so young. Very emotional place to visit, no...More

Thank 257donnak
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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
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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
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