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Brown Chapel Experience

First of all you need to schedule a tour. This is a working church not just a historical site. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynn J
Living History

We were fortunate enough to hear two of the "foot soldiers" who participated in the Voting Rights... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Patricia B
Charleston, SC
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Headquarters for the 1965 voting rights marches.
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410 Martin Luther King St, 36703, Selma, AL 36703-3141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all you need to schedule a tour. This is a working church not just a historical site. We were guided on our tour by a very kind member of the church. She shared with us the history both past and current. To stand...More

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We were fortunate enough to hear two of the "foot soldiers" who participated in the Voting Rights March. What inspirational stories they have to share.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 25 March 2018

The church wasn't open the day we stopped in Selma. But after visiting the Interpretive Center, we gained an appreciation for this beautiful and meaningful part of the Civil Rights battle.

Thank Glenda1947
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We only drove by the church. It's a beautiful building. Sad to see the surrounding neighborhood in such poor condition.

1  Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Where it all began. It was especially moving to see this church surrounded by a neighborhood so deep in poverty.

1  Thank Jodie K
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were returning to Indiana from Florida, and my mom mentioned driving through Alabama. I immediately knew we needed to go to Selma. Drove over the Edmund Pettus bridge, drove by the First Baptist Church, and made a stop here. We did not go inside,...More

2  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The church was not open so we stood outside and read the story board about how the citizens gathered here for strength and unity of purpose.

1  Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I visited the Brown Chapel AME Church while in Selma to see the various civil rights sites in the city. The church is easy to find and is near the Edmund Pettus Bridge. This such an iconic part of the civil rights struggle.

1  Thank TravelFanaticJGM
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We arranged a personal tour with Joe. He was a wealth of knowledge and had inside knowledge to all of those events that happened at this historic church. In fact he has family members who housed Martin Luther King and other Nobel peace prize winners...More

3  Thank RetiredTravelsEnid
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This historic church is located right next to a housing project area. One of the little kids asked us why we were taking pictures of the church. It is a sad commentary that he lives so close to history and not know its significance.

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Gordon F
12 June 2015|
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Best to call or email the church directly. We visited during an anniversary open house. The NPS visitor center downtown may be able to help if you arrive in Selma and haven't yet contacted the church. They are very warm and... More