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16th Street Baptist Church

16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
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Birmingham after hours

We were on a car trip and got to Birmingham after all the sites and museums were closed. I wanted... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Nice personal touch tour

Was a good reminder of the past and provided an extra touch with the video. They take large groups... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were on a car trip and got to Birmingham after all the sites and museums were closed. I wanted my children to see this location which is so pivotal in our nation's recent history. I'm glad we stopped. There are plaques that explain some...More

1  Thank cohappyfeet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a good reminder of the past and provided an extra touch with the video. They take large groups and sometime hard to hear everything during the tour, but loved the personal stories and attention to details.

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'd recommend going to the Civil Rights Institute (across the street) first to get the full impact. There are some photos and historical items in the church, but not many. Going upstairs to see where the worshipers gathered before the attack was a powerful, unforgettable...More

Thank katbruce1989
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church played an important role in the history of blacks in Birmingham. You visit in the basement first to view artifacts and then you may proceed to the church itself. Directly across the street from the Civil Rights Institute and Kelly Ingram Park.

Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was perfect how the museum flowed right into this church. I'm so glad they were next to each other so we could experience it all together. It was very simply presented and the people there were wonderful. The film was moving and well done....More

Thank BBBBTravel
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

What history! Glad to have had the opportunity to see it. Sad part of U.S. events during Civil Rights movement.

Thank kurteg
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This wasn't my first visit, but every time I'm in Birmingham I stop by. This church is full of history that is portrayed through pictures and other artifacts. It's such a pleasure bringing a history lesson to life.

1  Thank Indi C
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We visited the 16th St Baptist Church, as well as the Civil Rights Institute and adjacent park on a school field trip with about 20 seventh and eighth graders. All of us were impacted. To stand at the site of the cowardly bombing that led...More

1  Thank TravelerMJY
Reviewed 25 May 2017

After visiting the Civil Rights Institute across the street, we were glad we took a few more minutes to visit this historic church across the street. Easy access on the right of the big steps. Very nice people inside to guide you. Just a beautiful...More

Thank Rlwclark
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

It was a great moment in history to share with family that isn't taught in school in today's society.

Thank wbush3579
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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.
Jama H
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