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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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Wonderful experience

We walked across the bridge with our little ones and friends. It was an amazing experience to walk... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jess R
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Piece of history

Our kids had just recently completed a subject on the civil rights movement here on the west coast... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
vacationaholic
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“civil rights” (26 reviews)
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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked across the bridge with our little ones and friends. It was an amazing experience to walk where history was made. Depending on what side you are on, you will find a lot of museums and monuments to check out. My only major hang...More

Thank Jess R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our kids had just recently completed a subject on the civil rights movement here on the west coast, but we felt it glossed over important items such as Bloody Sunday. We walked over the bridge and you could feel the power of that march. Very...More

Thank vacationaholic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I planned a weekend trip to Montgomery and Selma. After hearing the stories and seeing the pictures, there are no words to describe the feeling of going over the bridge. It seemed like a long walk over a relatively short bridge.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone should visit this historic bridge when in this area. The bridge is beautiful and you can walk over it if you wish. The interpretative Center is a must in order to read about the famous walk. It is unbelievable how much courage these people...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The city is old and at times seems like it's falling apart, but that adds to its charm. The park was nice, and it was really cool to walk down the cobblestone paths to the bridge. The sign at the front gives an overview of...More

Thank Casey S
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

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
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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

5  Thank Jodie K
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Reviewed 22 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
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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
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William M
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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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