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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"
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"street baptist church"
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"innocent children"
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"can feel the history"
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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"
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"first hand"
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"historic landmark"
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"an absolute"
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"the lower level"
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"guided tour"
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"take pictures"
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Call ahead for a tour. If you are going to the civil right institute, make the time to add this on to your tour. It takes less than an hour but is a story you must hear if you are interested in the civil right...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

If possible- do the guided tour and try to pick a day when no school groups are doing the same. We chose to limit our visit this time to,surveying the building from outside

Thank jfadds
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This was part of a church event, this was such an honor to visit a place where a tragic event happened in our history. I was very moved by the pictures and the story of what happened. A great place to see African American history.

Thank Suun12
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Was just able to walk by briefly and didnt have a chance to read on the history but the building itself is some very nice old style architecutre with a grand set of steps leading up to the doors. Also many beautiful stained glass windows...More

Thank Speedracer61
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We took 10 high school students here as part of a civil rights tour. While, unfortunately we couldn’t go into the upper part of the church due to some restoration, we had a great discussion with the docent in the museum downstairs. He was great...More

Thank Meby C
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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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