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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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Somber part of history, worth a stop

It was very sobering to cross this bridge, and I can’t even imagine how the marchers felt. It’s a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jennifer Z
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Historic Site

I drove down to Selma from Montgomery to specifically eat at a restaurant. You much cross over... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
petehunt
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Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“bloody sunday” (36 reviews)
“civil rights” (27 reviews)
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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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+1 334-418-0800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was very sobering to cross this bridge, and I can’t even imagine how the marchers felt. It’s a little dangerous to cross it by foot- cars zip past you. It’s worth a stop.

Thank Jennifer Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drove down to Selma from Montgomery to specifically eat at a restaurant. You much cross over this bridge to inter into the city. Much civil rights history is attached to this bridge and city.

Thank petehunt
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

You can feel the presence of the courageous people who risked so much to make our country a better country.

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We walked across the bridge, brought back the stories I’d heard and the video footage I’d seen. Sad part of our history.

Thank IllinoisTravelbug
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We decided to jump off the Interstate to make a pilgrimage to the Pettus Bridge. It felt surreal walking across a bridge with such historic significance. We were in awe. We wished the local museums had been open (we drove through on a Saturday).

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Walking along the bridge gives you the feeling of the significance and sacrifice so many made in our country's Civil Right Movement.

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Today, to those who don't know the story (which is thankfully kept alive lest we repeat such atrocities) would just think this is a rusty old bridge with too-narrow sidewalks leading to what really looks like a wasteland; a ghost town. But of course, this...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Beautiful spring day in Selma, to walk across the bridge, go to the interpretive center to view videos and pictures, then walk back to the church where the congregation met and the marches started. It is all free of charge so enjoy the walk and...More

1  Thank claude_monnier
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Walked over the bridge and it reminds me how far we've come, and still not at all in many ways. Impactful.

Thank shane c
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

For many years we've seen pictures of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, knowing how significant it was in the Civil Rights March. Pleased to come away from Selma with photos and a new appreciation of it.

1  Thank Glenda1947
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PGL06
16 May 2018|
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Response from shane c | Reviewed this property |
If no mobility concerns it should take ten minutes back and forth but really emotional to be honest and stood on the bridge for quite some time. Also be aware there is not a lot of space on the side to walk . It's safe but... More
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William M
5 April 2017|
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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
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Bobby W
28 June 2015|
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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
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