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16th Street Baptist Church

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Address: 16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
Phone Number: 205-251-9402
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Description: Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this...
Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in this church in 1963. The girls are remembered with a shrine in the crypt where they died, and a vibrant stained glass window donated in sympathy by the people of Wales adorns the historic church.
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Historic Site

Across the street from the civil rights museum, this historic site is a must see. Beautiful stained glass windows.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was a total waste of time. Too much politics involved. The staff was very opinionated. You could not browse without someone sharing their opinion.

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bethesda, md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Across the street from the civil rights museum, this historic site is a must see. Beautiful stained glass windows.

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Laguna Woods, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Take a few minutes and don't just drive by but stop and enter the church - to see PIX of what transpired here - another reminder of the senselessness of violence!

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

An amazing part of American history. Fantastic tribute to yound and old who led the civil rights movement.

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Birmingham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This church has lots of historic value, however to visit the small museum in the basement is a spirit filled experience. It's a must see if you visit Birmingham.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were planning on going to the church after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and we were sad to find out it was closed, but we popped our head in and the one director said we could come in quickly to see the photos and some of the artifacts. Boy were we lucky! It is stepping back in time to... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went here with our church family. It was very emotional when we toured where the little girls memorial was set. In the lower part of the church you are not allowed to take pictures. The church is beautiful and big. Great experience.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

A beautiful church with sad roots. It was shameful what happened there but has been the cement to bond Birmingham in a better environment!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Well maintained and worth visiting. Easy access from the Civil rights institute and other Civil Rights venues and historical sites.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The church is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, and by appointment only on Saturday. The doors were locked on the Saturday that we visited. Outside the church you’ll find a historical marker and a memorial plaque. The Kelly Ingram Park is across the street. It's a small, but well-done sculpture garden that commemorates the Civil Rights Movement. There... More 

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Address: 16th St & 6th Ave, Birmingham, AL
Phone Number: 205-251-9402
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham

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