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16th Street Baptist Church

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

We missed the indoor tour but seeing the plaques exactly where these girls died was still a holy... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Leora H
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I suggest coming here, but with a word of caution...

My family and I came here last week. I had called the previous week and spoken with a very nice... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
J_H8011
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Springfield, Illinois
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We missed the indoor tour but seeing the plaques exactly where these girls died was still a holy site.

1  Thank Leora H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My family and I came here last week. I had called the previous week and spoken with a very nice woman who said we would be able to join a group at 1pm the day we would be in town. We arrived at the church...More

2  Thank J_H8011
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Birmingham earned the nickname "bombingham" during the Civil Rights struggle as white supremacist groups frequently bombed locations in African-American neighborhoods. The saddest case was the bombing of this church, which killed four young girls. The tour guides are knowledgeable, there is a good film and...More

1  Thank GailBracci
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is an absolute must see and is a Beautiful Church and you can feel and see the History surrounding the Civil Rights Movement.

1  Thank sabor69
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A powerful, poignant reminder of the Civil Rights Movement and the loss of 4 innocent, young lives. This church has been lovingly restored and preserved by its religious community. You can feel the reverence of this place. Lest we forget.

1  Thank JeanYHZ
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Four little girls -- the park across the street -- the firehouses -- the dogs --- let's not repeat this in America by oppressing those whose rights are being suppressed. May we do the right thing in God's eyes.

2  Thank MN_TravellerMsp
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A solemn place to visit to remember the civil rights movement. Beautifully kept, you can feel the history that accompanies this location. It is one thing to read about the Civil Rights Movement. It is another thing to visit and feel the Civil Rights Movement.

1  Thank Coach A
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a real good stop after visiting the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute as it is just across the street and affords you the opportunity to see the actual site where the September 1963 bombing was done by white supremacists. As it was a turning...More

Thank hsbvim
Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you don't go into the Civil Rights Institute, you can learn history all around starting with this historic landmark. Start your trail here, read the signs and be amazed at all the history that took place in the same steps you're standing in.

Thank JSMD19
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Need to arrange tours in advance. Ted was our tour guide and he spoke from the heart and told the important story of this church. Highly recommend!

Thank mplsman2016
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Nsync
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.
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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
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CK M
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
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