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16th Street Baptist Church

16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
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The spiritual center of the civil rights movement

If you are visiting Birmingham, do not miss the opportunity to visit the 16th Street Baptist... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
Western Massachusetts
A sacred place to visit.

The 16th Street Baptist Church is a "must visit" in Birmingham. It serves as a reminder of the... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Linda R
Asheville, North Carolina
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16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
+1 205-251-9402
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you are visiting Birmingham, do not miss the opportunity to visit the 16th Street Baptist Church, the site of a tragic bombing that represented one of the pivotal points of the civil rights movement. Learn the full story of the events that took place...More

3  Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The 16th Street Baptist Church is a "must visit" in Birmingham. It serves as a reminder of the strength and resilience of the people of the Civil Rights Movement.

3  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

In this political climate it is more important than ever to remember our past, lest we have to repeat it. This site is a landmark that puts substance to the stories of the Civil Rights movement.

4  Thank Anne L
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I am not a religious person, and even if you're not, you should visit the 16th Street Baptist Church. This was a central location in the struggle for civil rights for minorities, especially in the South. It is the site of the deadly bombing that...More

1  Thank CameronGrayVA
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Even though it was a horrible time in our countries history, the history and experience of touring the church is a wonderful thing. It will make you think very seriously about the sacrifice those folks went through to secure basic American rights. The presentation was...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This church is located directly across the street from the civil rights institute. We were not able to go inside because we did have a reservation, but we did marvel in the solemn history.

Thank BoonieStomper99
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This was the one place in Birmingham I wanted to see. We weren't dressed in Sunday attire to attend church. We waited until the service was over at 1 pm & then we were allowed in as the parishioners departed. The people were all dressed...More

Thank aquaH2Omama
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This church is a must-see on your tour of Birmingham. Takes you back to the terrible time of 1963 when the church was bombed amid months of great racial conflict.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 25 August 2016

What an awesome visit this was. My son was in total awe during the tour since he read the book and viewed the movie "The Watsons go to Birmingham". It was so important and inspiration for him to feel like he was there right next...More

Thank E8305XHdeborahb
Reviewed 11 August 2016

An overwhelming feeling domes over you as you realize where the bomb blew that killed 4 beautiful young girls. To think that Dr. King may have stood on the very spot you were standing is Awe inspiring !

Thank dsummer20
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Jama H
how to schedule a tour the week before Christmas or between Christmas and New Years
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
Just curious. Our church group is headed there next weekend, and trying to also book a tour at Civil Rights Institute. How long is the 16th Street tour? I don't want to rush our group through. Many thanks!
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