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Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
+1 205-328-9696
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Very informative

We had already been to the civil rights centre in Montgomery and we weren’t sure that we would... read more

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suzannebrady
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Self guided tour

We enjoyed this thoroughly. So much information that we were never taught in school, which is sad... read more

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Iowa City, Iowa
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This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The struggle for equality for Black Americans is chronicled here, from the Jim Crow laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of the 1960s.
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520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203-1911
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had already been to the civil rights centre in Montgomery and we weren’t sure that we would learn anything new at the Birmingham institute. We were wrong. It was quite different and really interesting in different ways. There are several artefacts on display which...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed this thoroughly. So much information that we were never taught in school, which is sad since this is such an important part of history!! They take very good care of the exhibits. Note: bags larger than a piece of paper aren't allowed inside,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can tell they take a lot of pride in this museum , good exhibits lots of information . Great location

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Compared to the one in Memphis(big picture) this one is small picture of what happened mostly in Birmingham and locally. It was more simple with less reading and really focused on the key events & people of the Civil Rights Era but mostly those in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was a little confused at first because I thought the 16th Street Church was part of the campus but FYI, they are two separate entities with two separate entry fees. The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum itself is a must. On busy days you’ll queue...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have a guided tour, but even without you would be hard pressed not to leave here without having had a moving experience. From the personal narratives to the white tank that Bull Connor used to intimidate children who marched in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!! I had no idea how the afro-americans had been segregated. I really felt quite sad the humans can treat one another like that. It was certainly an eye opener and a place I can highly recommend to visit

Thank Annette S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I deal for field trips. Filled with facts and a terrific meet and relive events of the past. Bus groups and escorted tours are welcome to experience this collection o fall phases of history.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice museum. You can do a self guided tour if you're pressed for time. If you've got time to spare, I suggest that you let the tour guides lead you. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. Ladies, you will have to check in your...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third civil rights facility I've visited and it didn't disappoint. Very modern and clean full of great information. They show a short film before you embark on you'r self guided tour.

Thank April G
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It was 10 or 15 dollars per adult. Well worth the money.
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Kimberly P
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Response from moviegeekjn | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, parking spaces were plentiful around the civil rights areas of town.... but it will be more challenging in downtown shopping/restaurant areas (not impossible)
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the music is on the credits.
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