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16th Street Baptist Church

16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
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Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this church in 1963. The girls are remembered with a shrine in the crypt where they died, and a vibrant stained glass window donated in sympathy by the people of Wales adorns the historic church.
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16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The church has a tour ministry that provides a talk, a tour, and a movie about the bombing that took place there that killed 4 young girls. It was moving, interesting and unbelievably, free!

Thank LJ3543
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This Baptist Church should be part of any visit to Birmingham. It is a very powerful and moving experience to see the spot where four young girls died in a dastardly bombing. This church is filled with history and memories of the Civil Rights movement.

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We weren't sure you could enter the church ( the main doors were locked) But the glass doors going into the basement were open. There was a delightful church staff who let us tour the sanctuary. ( check out the sobering model of the Amistad...More

1  Thank drydink
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We missed the indoor tour but seeing the plaques exactly where these girls died was still a holy site.

1  Thank Leora H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My family and I came here last week. I had called the previous week and spoken with a very nice woman who said we would be able to join a group at 1pm the day we would be in town. We arrived at the church...More

2  Thank J_H8011
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Birmingham earned the nickname "bombingham" during the Civil Rights struggle as white supremacist groups frequently bombed locations in African-American neighborhoods. The saddest case was the bombing of this church, which killed four young girls. The tour guides are knowledgeable, there is a good film and...More

1  Thank GailBracci
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is an absolute must see and is a Beautiful Church and you can feel and see the History surrounding the Civil Rights Movement.

1  Thank sabor69
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A powerful, poignant reminder of the Civil Rights Movement and the loss of 4 innocent, young lives. This church has been lovingly restored and preserved by its religious community. You can feel the reverence of this place. Lest we forget.

1  Thank JeanYHZ
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Four little girls -- the park across the street -- the firehouses -- the dogs --- let's not repeat this in America by oppressing those whose rights are being suppressed. May we do the right thing in God's eyes.

2  Thank MN_TravellerMsp
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A solemn place to visit to remember the civil rights movement. Beautifully kept, you can feel the history that accompanies this location. It is one thing to read about the Civil Rights Movement. It is another thing to visit and feel the Civil Rights Movement.

1  Thank Coach A
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Response from GailBracci | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are a few exhibits there and on the day we visited, there were a couple of guides available to answer questions.
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6 December 2016|
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Response from Dee W | Reviewed this property |
You have to call the church. The phone number is on their website. Look under tours. They schedule for the middle of the day during the week and not sure about Saturdays. Obviously no tours on Sunday. Absolutely do not... More
13 March 2016|
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Response from lemonbassett | Reviewed this property |
The tour of the church doesn't take very long, I believe it maybe self guided. There was an information number you could call at one time. Here is the church's phone number (205) 251-9402