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Civil Rights District

Birmingham, AL 35203
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The district has always been very special. The history located there has driven our country. Now... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, Alabama
see our history up close and personal

the Civil Rights movement the walk about in the MLK district was beautiful. and free the day we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris H
Utica, New York
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The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute at its center.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Birmingham, AL 35203

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The district has always been very special. The history located there has driven our country. Now, through the work of locals and Mayor William Bell the district is a National Monument. The Civil Rights story will continue to be told.

Thank DTL0323
Reviewed 1 week ago

the Civil Rights movement the walk about in the MLK district was beautiful. and free the day we were there. To see the home of MLK, the church , the fire house where he played and the eternal flame are memorable

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A have visited this museum several times in the past 10 years. It speaks of the history of the civil rights movement, particularly in "Bombingham"!! In fact, the museum is directly across the street form the 16th Street Baptist Church where an act of white...More

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Kelly Ingram Park is a good starting point to explore the Civil Rights District. It contains impressive and graphic sculptures from the Civil Rights riots and movement. The 16th Avenue Baptist Church is across the street as is the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Good signs...More

3  Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Nice signs explaining the history of the area and the U.S., really. Police appear to patrol the area quite well. Maps are available online to view while walking.

1  Thank badgergirls
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We, I have been traveling with my son across the south of the United States with my son for his 21st birthday, learned a lot about, and getting inspired, about the civil right movement in he United States. If you would like to know about...More

1  Thank memochciago
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This area is for walking and reading about our pass. Every street corner has some thing to read about Civil rights and the movement that moved the State.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

this is a very nice area that includes the BHM Civil rights Museum, and 16th St Baptist church. also includes other Civil Rights era buildings

Thank James W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I had my son with me and I wanted him to see the civil rights district. Alabama was full of civil rights controversy. He enjoyed the visit and learned a lot. It was like he was experiencing the events.

1  Thank Frank W
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Little did we know that the downtown hotel we stayed in was conveniently located to stroll around the Civil Rights District. (Little did we know there IS a Civil Rights District!) So much is revealed on nearly every block, and countless signs, plaques, and dioramas...More

Thank desrlmt
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6 March 2017|
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Response from Pam C | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of street parking on weekends. I can't help re parking during the week, sorry.
Dequandra O
8 June 2016|
Response from Jay B | Reviewed this property |
Between 10-12 minutes if you take I-65 normally.
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3 April 2015|
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Response from 0504Traveller | Reviewed this property |
the civil rights museum and walking trail are about a 15-20 minute walk (depending on your walking speed) from the Birmingham Museum. You can google map it or the Birmingham Museum can provide you with directions. Once you... More