We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
Review Highlights
A welcome surprise!

We were on our way from Birmingham to Vicksburg,Mississippi by way of Montgomery when we picked up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Miami, Florida
via mobile
Iconic Structure

If you're interested in the Civil Rights Movement, you'll enjoy a trip to Selma to see the bridge... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Read all 213 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bloody sunday” (33 reviews)
“civil rights” (26 reviews)
US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
Write a ReviewReviews (213)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way from Birmingham to Vicksburg,Mississippi by way of Montgomery when we picked up route 80. I knew about the famous march from Selma to Montgomery and how important this area was in the struggle for civil rights. And I vaguely knew...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're interested in the Civil Rights Movement, you'll enjoy a trip to Selma to see the bridge and perhaps the AME church as well.

Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 19 December 2017

We grew up in the county. Way back in 1965 Selma had a bustling downtown and you should have seen it at Christmas time. Now much of it is an empty shell. The bridge hasn't changed over the years. But if you are walking with...More

Thank JGinLA_loweralabama
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were on our way to Montgomery and knew the one place we wanted to stop was the bridge. What a humbling experience. We came from the Haynesville side as we were driving in from New Orleans. As you approach the bridge, there is a...More

4  Thank Jodie K
Reviewed 23 November 2017

I guess you could say it's "just another bridge", but the truth of the matter, is that history was made here and we wanted to experience it. The civil rights movement had many defining moments and the March across the bridge was one of them....More

2  Thank mjfoster
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Recommend going first to the Selma Interpretative Center which is right by the bridge. It’s free and gives you an overview of the marches, plus a good view of the bridge. Then walk over the bridge. I don’t have a vivid imagination but as you...More

2  Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Walking across this bridge has been a lifelong dream of mine. I was a child when Bloody Sunday happened, and I remember watching the television coverage, seeing helpless peaceful people beaten with clubs by the police. My walking across this bridge was very moving, knowing...More

3  Thank Jeanette G
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Before leaving Selma we took the opportunity to walk the Edmund Petty’s Bridge. So much history here and quite sobering to visit the site of the confrontation that was at the center of voting rights. You walk very close to traffic so keep that in...More

1  Thank FlaBikerBob
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Walking over this bridge, which I had seen in so many newsreels, photos, and movies, was still a surprisingly moving experience.

1  Thank STEVEN F
Reviewed 25 September 2017

If you are viewing this as just a bridge, you will probably be disappointed. But if you are looking at its history of segregation & fighting for equal rights, you will probably be moved, as I was. Seeing this bridge & what it represents to...More

Thank redundantecho
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in Selma
St. James Hotel
64 reviews
.14 km away
Luxury Inn & Suites
24 reviews
2.73 km away
Comfort Inn
38 reviews
2.97 km away
Budget Inn
8 reviews
3.06 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Side Porch Sandwiches
33 reviews
.08 km away
The Coffee Shoppe
15 reviews
.50 km away
Charlie's place
12 reviews
.10 km away
Lannie's Bar-B-Q
47 reviews
1.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Old Live Oak Cemetery
36 reviews
1.15 km away
Brown Chapel AME Church
38 reviews
.73 km away
Selma Interpretive Center
27 reviews
.07 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
William M
6 April 2017|
Response from RachelSpahr | Reviewed this property |
It's all free parking. No meters or pay to park parking lots. They do have assigned parking spaces for certain restaurants or stores along Broad Street or hourly parking. If your question is in regards to the bridge, there... More
Bobby W
28 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from maccogirl | Reviewed this property |
I doubt if there is a time that wouldn't be a good time! We were there between Christmas and New Year's and had very nice weather (surprising us). Make sure you check the hours of the NPS information center there--it is... More