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Edmund Pettus Bridge

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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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Family Reunion Tour

My family members and I took a tour of the historic scenes of Selma and you can't leave Selma... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2017
jancarr2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
Historic Bridge

Simple-looking yet full of history. There's a civil-rights interpretative center and small park at... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
visi2r1
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Burtonsville, Maryland
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

My family members and I took a tour of the historic scenes of Selma and you can't leave Selma without going to the bridge.

Thank jancarr2013
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Simple-looking yet full of history. There's a civil-rights interpretative center and small park at the north end, while there's some shops and small museums at the southern end. I suggest parking on the north side and walk down the other side. The bridge is part...More

Thank visi2r1
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

The bridge is just a bridge. It's the history that's so important. I can close my eyes and see annual marches as well as the footage from times past. I was in Selma teaching, trying to assist with some problem solving in my field. I...More

3  Thank 1Sunny111
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Going to this bridge in a town that feels suppressed and depressed was an experience that will forever be ingrained in me. Driving across a bridge that was the height of the civil rights movement was epic, powerful and emotional. Although I wanted to walk...More

1  Thank Angie C
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Selma on a Sunday specifically to visit the bridge unfortunately the visitor center and everything in town seem to be closed. It is a place you need to experience walking across the bridge knowing what happened there it's worth a stop for everyone.

1  Thank ChefMike64
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Walking this bridge allowed some quiet time to absorb the history and struggle of this movement. After we saw all the other civil rights monuments and historical places of Selma, we ended it by crossing the bridge. There was a museum at the end of...More

Thank Shaima A
Reviewed June 26, 2017

I recognize that it is not directly our story, but it was indeed a powerful experience to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge with my son. Being there gave us insight into what I must have known from pictures but never really internalized - because of...More

3  Thank joelwakefield
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

For me, it was bittersweet to experience this historic icon of my generation. Selma holds a unique place in American history, yet, despite the advances of Black Americans, the poverty and rundown aspects of the town of Selma is the true reality. This should be...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed June 23, 2017

Seems like an innocent bridge across a small river now with a pretty flower garden at one end. This was the site of historic civil rights confrontations and defiance.

Thank MWK51
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Cool bridge with a huge role in the history of the area and the country. Worth avivât but the rest of the story is where it's at. See the other sites and bust the interpretive center. At the end of the day it's about the...More

Thank ExpatAgainandAgain
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William M
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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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