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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
+1 205-251-9402

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Reviewed yesterday

A must see after your visit to the Civil Rights Museum. The church is right across the street from the museum, and a painful remainder of the church bombing which took the lives of some of Birmingham's finest children. It is a sobering visit, but...More

Thank josephmk78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a nice church in Birmingham. It has a good architecture. We visited the church and found the beautiful structure.

1  Thank schroff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't go inside but it was still a very powerful experience to stand before the church and reflect

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We visit the church which is a key part of civil rights history. You could picture the protestors organizing here and the tragedy of the kids who were killed. Nice that still used as a house of worship!

Thank EJoe
Reviewed 22 November 2017 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

1  Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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
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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