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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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Across the bridge.

Great experience for my grandson husband and I. My father and mother inlaw enjoyed seeing it for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan B H
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Well worth seeing

I can't describe the feeling you get when you approach this bridge. When you consider the history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
c685710
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Decatur, Texas
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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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+1 334-418-0800
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience for my grandson husband and I. My father and mother inlaw enjoyed seeing it for the first time.

Thank Susan B H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't describe the feeling you get when you approach this bridge. When you consider the history and realize what it means, it's overwhelming. I honestly can't imagine a time when people of color were so mistreated and to think it happened in my lifetime...More

Thank c685710
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Phenomenal place to experience my history and to walk in the steps of those who fought and struggled for my rights! Awe inspiring place to reflect on our progress. Humbled...

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

My family members and I took a tour of the historic scenes of Selma and you can't leave Selma without going to the bridge.

Thank jancarr2013
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Simple-looking yet full of history. There's a civil-rights interpretative center and small park at the north end, while there's some shops and small museums at the southern end. I suggest parking on the north side and walk down the other side. The bridge is part...More

Thank visi2r1
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The bridge is just a bridge. It's the history that's so important. I can close my eyes and see annual marches as well as the footage from times past. I was in Selma teaching, trying to assist with some problem solving in my field. I...More

3  Thank 1Sunny111
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Going to this bridge in a town that feels suppressed and depressed was an experience that will forever be ingrained in me. Driving across a bridge that was the height of the civil rights movement was epic, powerful and emotional. Although I wanted to walk...More

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Selma on a Sunday specifically to visit the bridge unfortunately the visitor center and everything in town seem to be closed. It is a place you need to experience walking across the bridge knowing what happened there it's worth a stop for everyone.

1  Thank ChefMike64
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Walking this bridge allowed some quiet time to absorb the history and struggle of this movement. After we saw all the other civil rights monuments and historical places of Selma, we ended it by crossing the bridge. There was a museum at the end of...More

Thank Shaima A
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I recognize that it is not directly our story, but it was indeed a powerful experience to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge with my son. Being there gave us insight into what I must have known from pictures but never really internalized - because of...More

2  Thank joelwakefield
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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
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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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