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National Voting Rights Museum and Institute

6 US Highway 80 E, Selma, AL 36701-7307
13345264340
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Humble setting, impactful visit

Located just before the Edmund Pettus bridge, this museum is both larger than I expected and much... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TravelerMJY
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Seattle, Washington
Must see!

Very simple museum operated by local volunteers. Tell the grasping story of the voting rights... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Peter K
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6 US Highway 80 E, Selma, AL 36701-7307
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located just before the Edmund Pettus bridge, this museum is both larger than I expected and much more emotionally draining. The coverage focuses on the struggle for voting rights, but it ultimately encompasses much more than that; it provides a strong overview of the movement...More

Thank TravelerMJY
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Very simple museum operated by local volunteers. Tell the grasping story of the voting rights struggle in Selma, Alabama. The Selma- Montgomery marches, the first one ending in 'Bloody Sunday', but eventually starting the final steps to right for African Americans. It's a shame that...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The museum is only Open Mondays through Thursdays. I called ahead to see if we could visit on a Friday. The unfriendly executive director informed me it would be $100 plus the cost of admission. I told her I was disappointed to not to be...More

Thank JTSpiel
Reviewed 7 February 2017

There are museums throughout the South that focus on the horrors of slavery and the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement. What stands out with this one is how it highlights voting specifically, and how voter disenfranchisement occurred throughout the South up until the 1960s....More

3  Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We tried to visit the museum on our visit to Selma. Although the website indicated that it would be open, it was not. Not sure it is ever open.

Thank Sfgallagher
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This a very small museum with a lot of history. It is a must see for all kids and adults to understand what our forefathers went through to so we will have the right to vote and the planning it took to organize some events....More

2  Thank Malcolm J
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

First this was the second time we had been to the National Voting Rights Museum. Both times have been great experiences. We have gone on the Footprints To Freedom tour with Sam both times. He is a great guide. We loved talking to Sam about...More

3  Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We came to Selma on a Sunday and found most everything closed - all the Civil Rights sights we wanted to visit. We went to the Edmund Pettus Bridge and walked across. At the end, you see the museum. I saw someone going in and...More

2  Thank Lonny B
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the slightly shabby, nondescript exterior of this place. Like all good museums its strength lies in its eclecticism. A collection of varied and interesting artefacts and audiovisual displays which leave the visitor amazed, moved, intrigued, puzzled, challenged and horrified. This place...More

2  Thank CazBrogz
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a great combination of documentation that continues to tell the American History story. Read about unsung heroes and heroines and the events that lead up to the "peaceful" march to Montgomery. It's all about the freedom to vote. Museum budget is probably minimal,...More

3  Thank Sally S
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Dfedens
Admission price? Teacher discounts?
26 March 2017|
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Response from Ryan V | Reviewed this property |
$6.50 for an adult.There's a student and senior discount but I doubt that there are any beyond that, but if you wanted to phone ahead to ask, you could.
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