We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Civil Rights Memorial

400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL
334-264-0286
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation, and 1968, the year of the... more » Owner description: The names of 40 people killed in the battle for civil rights between 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregation, and 1968, the year of the assassination of Martin Luther King, are embedded forever in this round, flat, granite sculpture. Water flows gently over the surface of the inspiring memorial, designed by Maya Lin, who also created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. « less
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    45
    18
    3
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wales, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
51 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This is the memorial bronze circle with the names of civil rights' individuals. Outside the actual memorial centre (not reviewed here) and you can just walk up to it and view, take photos etc. Not sure why you would need a review unless people are linking it with the actual memorial centre (which is also listed separately).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Although we had visited the Rosa Park and MLK museums, this was a brief visit.... but it was worth our time

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You will see this memorial fountain right outside the Civil Rights Movement Memorial. The fountain is engraved with the names of the 40 men, women and children who were killed during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shawnee, Kansas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Got there too late to get inside, but the outside displays were informative and easy to follow. Brought back memories of events I saw on TV or read in newspaper, and the facts that for me living in Southern Arizona were strange and not understandable at the time. Well, not understandable now actually, but I know they happened. So, even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, Alabama
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The video is moving, and the screens they have to "look around" Montgomery are very cool. These are stories that everyone should here. This is an important place.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampton
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Stopped here on a return trip from Louisiana. This doesn't tell the entire story of the struggle for Civil Rights, but if you only have a couple of hours in Montgomery take it in. The theme "The March Continues" was emphasized by the armed guards outside and across the street from the memorial. Apparently, just the idea of the place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
155 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The memorial monument is located outside of the Civil Rights Memorial Center; there is no admission fee. It is a unique site to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

There are important civil rights movement occurrences etched into the memorial and water flows over it. Something about the sound of the water calms you as you run your fingers across it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bronx
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

.... But well worth a visit. This should not be viewed as a museum but as a Memorial, as the name implies. It tells the story of both the well known and lesser know heroes and martyrs for true freedom in the United States. A somber and sobering experience and a must to understanding the complex history of our country.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orange Beach, Alabama
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We took our 13-year-old grandson to Montgomery to learn more about the struggles and sacrifices of the civil rights movement. Don't miss this center when you're in Montgomery!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Civil Rights Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing