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National Voting Rights Museum and Institute

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A unique perspective on civil rights movement

This is an interesting museum because it tells the stories of the 'foot soldiers' of the civil... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2019
MarleneS2668
Great Place of history

Awesome place of history and artifacts. Had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Annie Pearl Avery a foot... read more

Reviewed February 22, 2018
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6 US Highway 80 E, Selma, AL 36701-7307
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Selma was the 2nd stop on my mom and I's Heritage Tour that I came up with for us to go across the South and see all these amazing historical sites that are so important to our heritage. Before we walked across the Edmund Pettis...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Tyrone S
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

Most people have heard of and seen footage of the Civil Rights march from Selma, AL to Montgomery, AL, and been horrified by the images of marchers being violently attacked with batons and tear gas. However, it is quite another thing to actually visit the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Philip_Trewen
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

This just moved from the down town to across the river. They were still fixing things around the museum, but there was a ton of information, activists and spectator comments and foot prints. Take some time to visit this museum!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Fabreeze131
Reviewed January 28, 2019

This is an interesting museum because it tells the stories of the 'foot soldiers' of the civil rights movement - those folks that walked behind the leaders, that did the day to day hard work in order to gain their civil rights. It weaves those...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank MarleneS2668
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

We were driving through Selma on a Sunday and asked (as suggested on the website) if we could visit the museum since it’s typically closed. Ophelia told us our Sunday options and got everything set up. When we arrived, Sam Walker gave us a private...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Our group of four visited the National Voting Rights Museum as part of a week-long pilgrimage to civil rights movement historical sites. So glad that we signed up for a tour/talk by historian Sam Walker. Loved Mr. Walker and the Museum's special focus on foot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Didn’t get a chance to go inside as we were there early before it opened, but there were several murals on the wall outside depicting the struggle that African Americans have had to gain voting rights. So, let’s make sure that everyone we know votes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank romadaro
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

The focus of this museum is Bloody Sunday and the March from Selma to Montgomery. It is such an important time in our nation’s history that this museum is a must see! There are several themed rooms that were well done and interesting! We enjoyed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank pattic1222
Reviewed February 22, 2018

Awesome place of history and artifacts. Had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Annie Pearl Avery a foot solider that walk the bridge with Dr. King

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank livelifeh2014
Reviewed February 21, 2018

My sister and I were driving across Alabama on highway 80 on a bee line to the beach. We rolled to a stop in a little town, looked up and there was the Edmund Pettus bridge. We just stared.

Date of experience: March 2017
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fredhoracedale
March 26, 2018|
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Response from pattic1222 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know, and don’t remember hearing that name.
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March 25, 2017|
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$6.50 for an adult.There's a student and senior discount but I doubt that there are any beyond that, but if you wanted to phone ahead to ask, you could.
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