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 Center

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334.956.8200
Website
Improve this listing
Description:

The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law...

The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown Montgomery. It includes a great deal of educational information about the Civil Rights Movement, a movie about the movement, and a memorial monument. $2.00 admission is charged.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 160 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 121
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Must see in Montgomery

We enjoyed walking through the neighborhood where history was made. The center was closed However we got to view the wheel in front that chronicles the history of the civil rights... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Persephone B
,
Miami, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

160 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking through the neighborhood where history was made. The center was closed However we got to view the wheel in front that chronicles the history of the civil rights movement.

Helpful?
Thank Persephone B
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my sons here for MLK Jr. Weekend. The exhibit was free. I was moved by the exhibits. They were very informative and made you know what it was like for the people that led the fight for freedom. Some were known for their fight, but it did a good job telling the story of others that led and... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1975divatraveler
Bay Area
Level Contributor
67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful small museum in downtown. The water memorial out front is absolutely beautiful and is a powerful reminder of all the people who died during the during the Civil Rights movement. My children were moved by the memorial and it was good starting point for our tour Montgomery.

Helpful?
Thank BennieKatz
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good tour that recognizes the lesser known contributors to the civil rights efforts of the sixties. There is some international figures shared in the museum as well. The main attraction is the wall of tolerance which u can sign the pledge of tolerance and your name will appear within a min or so of entering it at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dennis P
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this exhibit while you're in Montgomery. If you already know a lot about the movement, you will surely be moved by the memorial aspect. For those who want to learn more, the materials there are really helpful. The woman in the museum who works for the SPLC (forgot to ask her name, unfortunately) was very friendly and available... More 

Helpful?
Thank R0amingTurtle
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a small museum, but my husband and I spent almost an hour there. It's deeply moving. A great place to start if you are in Birmingham to see Civil Rights historic sites.

Helpful?
Thank Charlotte S
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Moving tribute to the people who created history. Easy to access and located in the heart of the capital city. Very tasteful and insightful. An important place to visit where history is on your to do list.

Helpful?
Thank my0c2001
wales
Level Contributor
69 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

A fitting memorial Museum to the Civil Rights Movement. You are able to take photos inside the building.

Helpful?
1 Thank pysgodyn
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Beautiful museum - small, but very moving! Really well designed and accessible. The staff were also extremely friendly and knowledgeable. A must see if you are in Montgomery visiting the other historical landmarks.

Helpful?
Thank N4ncy1986
Wiltshire, England
Level Contributor
107 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Found this visit to be informative and interesting The memorial outside is one of the best I have seen.

Helpful?
Thank kaz110965

Been to Civil Rights Memorial Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Civil Rights Memorial Center and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Civil Rights Memorial Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?