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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 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
Reviewed 21 July 2017 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 10 July 2017

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 7 July 2017

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 28 June 2017

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
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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