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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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For history

Seems like an innocent bridge across a small river now with a pretty flower garden at one end. This... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MWK51
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Hudson, Ohio
A part of jistory

Cool bridge with a huge role in the history of the area and the country. Worth avivât but the rest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ExpatAgainandAgain
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Dothan, Alabama
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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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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Seems like an innocent bridge across a small river now with a pretty flower garden at one end. This was the site of historic civil rights confrontations and defiance.

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool bridge with a huge role in the history of the area and the country. Worth avivât but the rest of the story is where it's at. See the other sites and bust the interpretive center. At the end of the day it's about the...More

Thank ExpatAgainandAgain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm too young to have seen the images of the Alabama State Troopers beating the marchers (my first experience with the bridge was seeing Barack Obama walk across with John Lewis). I'm also caucasian and from Montana, where the Civil Rights Movement didn't have the...More

Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old child was amazed because she has read several books that include the bridge. As a grown up it gave me the opportunity to pay homage to my ancestors.

Thank Indi C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Selma in May 2017 and of course stood on the Edmund Pettis Bridge. You could almost feel the emotion of the 1960's. I expected it to be more touristy but it's just the main bridge out of town. The area is starting to...More

Thank Marcia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going to the Interpretive Center then walking across the Bridge was a powerful experience. To imagine the courage and determination it took of those people who risked their lives for a privilege most of us take for granted... voting... And, we know the fight is...More

Thank Marti851
Reviewed 10 May 2017

In reading some of the reviews I think people have forgotten, or never understood the importance of this place in time. This is not a place to come play, this is where you come and pay respect to a time in history. It is well...More

Thank glendale215
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Welcome to Selma. If you were alive in the Sixties, the sight of this bridge is seared in your memory. The Alabama state police attacked a group of peaceful protesters after they crossed this bridge in what became a turning point in the Civil Rights...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 21 April 2017

You'd have to have a knowledge of history to understand the importance and significance, otherwise just a bridge. I made a special trip here to get a better feel rather than just from books and the movie.It might take some imagination to put yourself back...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I visited Selma traveling in my class A motorhome. As many times as I searched for a place to park my RV I couldn't find any Internet information. I pulled into the lot next to the Selma interpretive center and bottomed out. I was not...More

Thank NanaKat46
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William M
Is there a "pay to park" facility in downtown Selma?
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
When is the best time to go? Me and some friends are planning to go January 2016 any help will do
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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