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Selma to Montgomery

7002 US Highway 80 West, Selma, AL 36040
+1 334-877-1983
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A powerful experience

Crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge is a moving experience, as is the interpretive center. Reliving... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
beebster2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
If you're a history buff, this one is for you

We took this drive just to try to get a feel of what it must have been like for the people who... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
c685710
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Decatur, Texas
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It was on this stretch of U.S. 80 that protestors led by Martin Luther King marched from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
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7002 US Highway 80 West, Selma, AL 36040
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge is a moving experience, as is the interpretive center. Reliving the history was a powerful experience.

Thank beebster2015
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We took this drive just to try to get a feel of what it must have been like for the people who participated in the March from Selma. It's unbelievable what they went through. There is a monument to Viola Liuzzo, but if you stop...More

Thank c685710
Reviewed 31 August 2017

After several hours in Montgomery we drove the route from Montgomery to Selma and back again. The drive took about 45 minutes to an hour each way and was well worth it to trace the steps of the marchers. We'd seen the film Selma and...More

Thank Graham_Derby
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This is the historical road that the 600+ civil rights advocates walked on, on the way to Montgomery. I honor those brave souls and applaud their efforts to advance the rights of Black Americans. There are signs pointing out the various campgrounds along the way...More

1  Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The NPS center in Selma is small, two stories and tells the story of the March from its beginning in Selma. It is across the street from the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The movie there is the same on at the Interpretive Center on Highway 80...More

2  Thank MWK51
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We visited both interpretive centers; the one in Lowndes County is much larger and has a moving film of the civil rights struggle. Having grown up in the northeast, it is hard to understand how the segregationists could have acted as they did. It is...More

2  Thank adkaiser
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Selma, Al could be a tourist attraction for many reasons, from it's role in the Civil War to its pivotal role in the CIvil Rights Movement, but for some reason, the City has missed the boat. The Civil War era architecture and its Main Street...More

4  Thank iacxred
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We visited in May 2017 and drove the route. There are only 4 markers that indicate anything of significance happened along the route. Those are the markers noting the campsites. Stop at the Interpretative Center in Selma for a map that indicates the locations.

1  Thank Marcia D
Reviewed 26 May 2017

After walking across the bridge we drove the path of the march to Montgomery, stopping at a second interpretive center along the way. (We had visited the one in Selma). It was very informative. The staff there went out of their way to welcome and...More

1  Thank Marti851
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Highway 80 from Selma to Montgomery allows you to follow the path of those who marched, after "bloody Sunday" and "Turnaround Tuesday", to Montgomery to claim what was legally and rightfully theirs. Those Civil rights were hard earned and need to be remembered. Along Highway...More

2  Thank SoCalOregonian
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