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Edmund Pettus Bridge

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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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Very very emotional

My cousin and I were driving cross country and our route took us to Selma. We got a tad lost and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stu B
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Columbia, Maryland
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Worth just remembering what all went on here....larger then I expected. I was 21 when all this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MMorgan2571
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Panama City, Florida
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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 good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bloody sunday” (36 reviews)
“civil rights” (27 reviews)
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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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+1 334-418-0800
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My cousin and I were driving cross country and our route took us to Selma. We got a tad lost and rerouted which actually took us across the bridge. We returned to find parking at the Voting Rights Museum. Walking across the bridge was incredibly...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth just remembering what all went on here....larger then I expected. I was 21 when all this occurred, lived in Maryland. Most interesting walking this area, contemplating the history & all the changes brought about in such a small town.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Civil Rights movement in the South had much of its beginning with the crossing of this bridge and then the 50 march to Montgomery

Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was very sobering to cross this bridge, and I can’t even imagine how the marchers felt. It’s a little dangerous to cross it by foot- cars zip past you. It’s worth a stop.

Thank Jennifer Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I drove down to Selma from Montgomery to specifically eat at a restaurant. You much cross over this bridge to inter into the city. Much civil rights history is attached to this bridge and city.

Thank petehunt
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

You can feel the presence of the courageous people who risked so much to make our country a better country.

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

We walked across the bridge, brought back the stories I’d heard and the video footage I’d seen. Sad part of our history.

Thank IllinoisTravelbug
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We decided to jump off the Interstate to make a pilgrimage to the Pettus Bridge. It felt surreal walking across a bridge with such historic significance. We were in awe. We wished the local museums had been open (we drove through on a Saturday).

Thank Frank B
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Walking along the bridge gives you the feeling of the significance and sacrifice so many made in our country's Civil Right Movement.

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

Today, to those who don't know the story (which is thankfully kept alive lest we repeat such atrocities) would just think this is a rusty old bridge with too-narrow sidewalks leading to what really looks like a wasteland; a ghost town. But of course, this...More

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PGL06
May 16, 2018|
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Response from shane c | Reviewed this property |
If no mobility concerns it should take ten minutes back and forth but really emotional to be honest and stood on the bridge for quite some time. Also be aware there is not a lot of space on the side to walk . It's safe but... More
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William M
April 5, 2017|
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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
June 27, 2015|
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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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