Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

History Museum
520 16th St N (btw 5th & 6th Ave)
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 328-9696


  • Free Admission EVERY SUNDAY!!
  • You will leave transformed.
  • Bring Kleenex
  • Much larger than I thought, plan to spend at least 1 1/2 hours here and spend some time in the park across the street. Very interesting presentation.
  • The Mission of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is to promote civil and human rights worldwide through education! Join the Revolution:!
  • If you are in Birmingham you must come here.
  • Be sure to walk Kelly Ingram park across the street. And check out 16th Street Baptist Church as well! Lots of history...
  • Hands down, the most moving museum experience I've ever had. It should be required for all middle schoolers and high schoolers to visit here because a textbook just doesn't justice these images/vids.
  • The Institute features a replica of the cell Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his famous letter "Letters from a Birmingham Jail" from. To learn more watch this CSPAN video.
  • Hospitable curator and very informative. The historical collections and art gallery are well cared and interactive.
  • Very educational and loved the real footage. Very friendly staff.
  • Forgot your student id? No worries. Show your AAA card for $3 off.
  • The best place to visit when you are interesting in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Visited Birmingham, Alabama during February 2013.
  • We spent quite a while reliving history...
  • An amazing place to visit.
  • So much history to learn here.
  • Do not miss. Interactive, interesting & compelling.
  • Heavy on text, but great insight to the history of Birmingham and its fight for equality.
  • This a self guided tour and incredibly moving and educational. A must see in Birmingham. Everyone should be educated on the civil rights movement and the historic racism in America.

Nearby places

551-599 16th St N
1701 Valley View Dr (at Valley Ave)
2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Blvd