Reviews of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Tourist Attraction)

520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, United States

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To this day the firm receives a score of 4.3 stars out of 5 and this rating is based on 292 reviews.

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Kango Bean

So many different emotions while having the privilege of exploring a piece of Birmingham's history. I love the fact this museum was able to capture and preserve so many triumphs. You can see many of the places mentioned throughout the city which feels like an extension of the museums exhibits.

Deka Djama

Shame on the Birmingham Civili Rights Institute! Angela Davis, an icon of civil rights, canceled because of her statements in favor of Palestine. this institute doesn’t deserve even one star. Angela is an award for all the people who struggle✌

Krystian May

Very historic. Portrays Alabama's past accurately. In a nice park, the outdoors is nice, but be wary of the hot weather.

Jerry Mance

It was great....lots of history.

Riverbrook MBC

Excellent potrayal of historical events. This should be a must in the education of all children, so they will know the struggles of our forefathers.

Myron Prins

Its good have this there its good for Alabama to wash the Confederacy out of their brains.

Ron Abernethy

The BCRI is a must-visit place that all should see whether living in or just visiting Birmingham, Alabama. Historically, events in Birmingham have shaped the trajectory of this nation. The BCRI documents the events, the people, the zeitgist, and the impact of this movement with great precision and care. You will not leave unaffected. It will be a powerful and transformative experience.

Michael

Great museum and very moving. Also the staff was very friendly and helpful. Everyone's ought to check this out.

Joelisse Agosto

James DSI the security guard was very disrespectful to our group and we came all the way from orlando fl to enjoy alabama and this museum was the only reason we came to Birmingham. We came to learn about this topics more and understand black history and the civil rights movement but this museum ruined our whole trip. The security guard decided that our group of 33 was louder than the other groups of 50-100 kids. DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS MUSEUM

Marshall Harris Sr.

Lots of history and very very very educational. A must see when coming to Birmingham.

Ms. T

My children and I visited this place and it was wonderful.

Ashari Chan

The security guards were very rude and disrespectful to our group. James was specifically most disrespectful. I'm just in middle school but they were yelling at us and being disrespectful. We came to Birmingham stop specifically visit this museum but after how I have been treated I wouldn't ever want to come back.

AL H

Great time! Security officer was very knowledgeable and animated you could tell he loved showing others the history. No pictures allowed inside only thing but still very much worth it

David Haston

A painful look at our history, this museum doesn't pull punches. My only issue is that the video at the beginning paints race with broad strokes (whites were bad to blacks), and that can give a sense of over-simplification to a very complicated issue. Other than that, the museum is a must-see stop.

Bryannn Izurieta

I am disappointed to hear that BCRI is siding with a hit peice from the Southern Jewish to not honor Miss Angela Davis, it is extremely bothersome that the BCRI whom pride themselves in civil rights would look the other way in the principle and fundemantal meaning of Boycott Divest Israel. It is in no way alienating Israel as a whole - but it’s oppressive government. This has nothing to do with the Jewish Israeli people but policies and tactics the Israeli government has used to oppress Palestinians. BCRI should be ashamed in its decision.

Jennifer Schelly

Powerfully moving exhibits on a dark party of our history. Everyone should view it so we don't forget and repeat our mistakes.

Edwin Urbano

Mr.James aka Top Flight Security of the world was on his feeling some type of way and he let a brother have it I feel broken because of the verbal abuse I received today

Regis Crowder

Very racially sensitive. I am embarrassed for my nation after visiting this institute for $15. The displays were very sturdy. Includes a Klan uniform. Creepiest robe ever. The self-tour took roughly 90 minutes. Healthy population of visitors. Expect indoor plumbing.

Grant Kisling

An amazing museum that portrays a difficult time in us history with gripping detail. Highly recommended

Marta Solano

This place is horrible they are so disrespectful......we came from Orlando to learn history........They well raise there voice at you.....I don't encourage y'all to come to this museum.......They well Yell and be so disrespectful to kids and even adults........They got no manners to anyone.......They think that they can control you just because they are security and they work there.......you are not suppose to get treated like in no kind of way.........This is an Horrible place.......If I could give them 0 star I would or even an half star.......They would laugh and talk trash about you........They would make everything a big deal......This place is horrible do not come to this place they are so disrespectful........The tour was good don't get it twiste but the staff they are so disrespectful.......There are like only 2 good staff but the rest are disrespectful

Katie Owens-Murphy

This is a beautifully designed and curated museum. I broke down and cried when I saw the exhibit devoted to the girls who were killed in the 16th St Baptist Church bombing. This site is a must-see for our moral reckoning with our national history.

Tee Mac

It was very informative. It appears to be run by African American people, but the vibe was not about hate...it was more about real history. I really liked it.

Lawrence M

I thought this museum was a tool to educate the public on the history of the Civil Rights Movement? Now, those on the Board secretly votes to rescind the recognition ceremony of a Civil Rights icon? Why, because Ms. Davis speaks out against the Apartheid acts of the Israeli government? Those that dedicated their lives fighting for equal rights must be “ rolling over in their graves.”

Alex Brockmann

This was a very well thought out museum for sure. Everything has a meaning there. Lots of stories from people that experienced the Civil Rights movement. It really opens your eyes to the segregation that they had to suffer through. One of the nicest museums that I have ever been to.

Andrew Dorris

Very well done! Great explanation of civil rights movement / human rights. Such an important thing for people to brush up on and know about. Nice facilities

Faith Love

You have to visit if your passing through. The information was astonishing and not something you learn in

Jeremy Larry

Beautiful depiction of the progress made and the progress yet to made in regards to civil rights of black people and those also marginalized. This place has so much to see you'd be best served to give yourself at least 3 hours to carefully look over everything the museum has to offer. Be sure to check out the gift shop to for great literature. The is also a park across the street and a historic church across the street were the infamous bombing took place that killed 3 young girls during the civil right movement.

NiyahDe'nae

James , the dsi man , was very disrespectful raising his voice and treating us as if he is not our kind . he also raised his voice to keep moving . this is a museum so we are observing and he was rushing us . and also the other kids were louder than us and they were predominantly white but yeah , If you run into him remember this .

Christopher Johnson

It makes it easier to understand what my family living in the South went through.

Nikki Guthrie

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is an amazing experience. The curation of the museum is amazing and walks you through a journey of the civil rights movement. The first part depicts the differences of segregation and puts you in a place to understand how unfair segregation is. The next portion walks you through the history of the civil rights movement, highlighting the leaders and all the citizens who organized together in peaceful protest. In the end you see how civil rights is still a struggle in other parts of the world.

Stephen Valder

A great museum. Worth the trip. We visited on Sunday and then on Monday took a civil rights tour. Please note the museum is closed on Monday.

Jasmine N

It really is a must visit place. A good level set on the historical significance of Birmingham to the country and to the wider civil rights movement. It can be upsetting at times but necessary. It's across the street from the 16th Street Baptist Church where the four little girls were killed and also across the street from a park with historical monuments. In today's times it's even more important to revisit our recent and living past.

Eva Gordon

If you want to understand the importance of the part played by the freedom fighters, then a visit to Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is essential. It starts with a short film and then introduces you to the injustices practised under segregation. Through film and audio, you are shown how Birmingham’s black community used peaceful tactics to free themselves from the bonds of segregation and you are introduced to hero and heroines who played a part. I was left emotional but inspired. A particular highlight was the letter written by Martin Luther King from Birmingham jail. Do read in full.

Anne Hicks

Was thoroughly impressed by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. It is the right size for a museum trip, well laid-out, with a mixture of writing, audio/visual, and artifacts. I'd say 90 minutes to two hours is what you need. You will be inspired by some elements and cry because of others. People of any age will learn from the Institute, and it would be a great trip for students, families, or vacation travelers. The museum does an excellent job of telling the story of civil rights in America, in Alabama, and specifically in Birmingham. I found it powerful and also found that I gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of the city.

Twilight Smrf

Amazing experience. Make time for this moving look at history!!!

Cristie Fontanez

It was small and quiet no thuggary

Peter Middleton II

Very nice museum. Informative exhibits. Did the self guided tour.

C Kells

I LOVED the Civil Rights Institute!! Educational, emotional, and a sense of hope for equal civil rights and treatment for ALL people in the United States. Each person has a journey and a story. Take a moment to step out of your story/life and embrace the story, journey, and fight for equal treatment and rights. Keep a growth mindset throughout the experience. I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience this amazing National Monument. I ended up spending over 3 and a half hours reading, gathering information, and experiencing emotions over the injustices which my fellow humans faced.

nathaniel kinsy

Knowledge of untold history in schools which is very important.

Lisa Hicks

This is a great experience for the whole family to enjoy together.

Shawn Randolph

DO NOT VISIT THIS PLACE...WHITE PEOPLE ON THE BORD AND MAKE ALL THE DECISIONS..IF YOU ARE BLACK DO NOT VISIT THIS PLACE ITS RAN BY RACIST

niya greatestever

JAMES IS THE RUDEST DSI THERE IS HERE AT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM HE IS RUDE AND PUSHY HE TALKS AGGRESSIVELY WITH A LOUD TONE AND USES VERY DISTINCT LANGUAGE HE HAS RUINED THE EXPERIENCE FOR ME AS A YOUNG BLACK LADY TO EDUCATE MYSELF ABOUT HISTORY THAT I FEEL IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME AND MY FAMILY !!!!

Justin Thompson

Absolutely disgusting how this organization treated Ms. Davis. How do you let outside groups determine who your hero's are? Cowards!

Kaylan Wells

What a wonderful and sobering experience. Very thorough coverage of the fight for civil rights and racial equality. They even end the museum with monuments to other fights for equality around the world. This information was laid out in a very engaging and thought-provoking manner. We took our 9 and 7 year olds because we felt it was very important for them to see videos and pictures of these injustices. It is not attention holding for younger children, though our children were troopers as they realized the importance of it. They were bored periodically throughout the museum but we went into the museum aware of this. This place is a Birmingham must!

Hammad Syed

It's saddening to learn that a civil rights institute would rescind an award, because the individual planned to receive it supports civil rights for the wrong country. Right are for everyone.

Beatriz Puche

OMG what a treasure. As a foreigner in this country, this museum is a must on your to do list. It is sensitive towards all the events the occured in the 60s and that have forged today's society, not only in Bham but in the whole country.

Jahmelyah Bent

The security guard names James was being very dispectful dont know how to treat guest. He was yelling at us for no reason even when the adults were asking what was the problem he still was being very dispectful so if yall dont do something about there won't be as much people coming to this museum in the future.

Noah Horton

It's a very great and detailed museum. The staff is nice and was accommodating to our large tour group. The only thing that I found odd/discomforting was that I didn't see anything written about the Black Panther movement, and the only thing I saw written about Malcolm X was a couple plaques about his death. It seems weird to me that a Civil Rights museum didn't include a comprehensive overview of the ENTIRE movement. It made the whole experience feel sensored.

Rahsaan Heard

Brought my family. Telling them about history is one thing but being able to show them makes a huge difference. I really appreciate this center for preserving this portion of history. It was definitely worth the trio from Atlanta.

Samuel Lee

This place gave me chills, with a reaction like that i would highly recommend visiting this historic museum.

Канадалы Татарлары - Canadian Tatars

I am glad that Birmingham Civil Rights Institute reaffirmed Award for Angela Davis the profound human rights activist! Her support of Palestinian human rights is a noteworthy trend. There are 24 UN resolutions condemning israeli crimes, but some provocative Zionist groups try to stop human rights activities in Palestine and around the world. I am glad that the public opinion and the common sense won this time over human rights' enemies.

Michael Birkle

Learned a lot, well worth the trip

Allen M

It's shameful what they did to Angela Davis and a reflection of poor moral judgement by their Board of Directors to rescind her award. Not an organization I would endorse until it reverses course.

Shatonia Adams

I've been living in Bham, AL for 19 years and this is my first time here. My kids and I had a great time. We shall return again soon!!! Thanks for the friendly gestures. MLK Day 2019

Robert Baker

My children enjoyed everything peace & love✊

George Cornelius

Superb. If you're anywhere near Birmingham, this is not to be missed. If only every man, woman and child in America could visit this museum, the country would be better for it. To see events and a movement captured under one roof in this manner is not only highly educational but also moving. It helps bring the community of humankind closer together.

Katherine Wood

Great museum, lots of really 'bring it home's visual aids alongside movie and sound clips throughout. A very interactive kind of experience that brings up lots of emotions for what people had to go through for their rights. Would recommend.

Favored.

Riveting!

Ahmad Mansoor

1 star based on the fact that a self-proclaimed institution of civil rights sucumbs to pressure by oppressors of the rights of others. It’s truly a testimate to the lack of civil rights awareness and honor that they take away their award from Angela Davis for calling out zionist Jewish aggression by the terror state of israel for what it is: murder, theft of land / culture, and oppression. They have revoked their privilege to be called an institution of civil rights after refusing a civil rights symbol and leader. Or, as Professor David put it so eloquently herself, the actions of this so called civil rights insituation are “not primarily an attack against me, but rather against the very spirit of the indivisibility of justice.”

Stephanie McAninch

Angela Davis is a hero. Shame on BCRI. The institute obviously doesn’t have an understanding of civil rights.

Nathaniel Martin

A very unique and dramatic experience. This was my first visit but surely not my last. The layout of the exhibits gives you a very deeply and passionately life changing world

Sarah Strickland

A heart-wrenching but beautiful and ultimately necessary tribute to what our city (and our country) went through to give the same rights to Black Americans that are given to caucasians, something that was long overdue. The museum is incredibly interactive and immersive, and one leaves feeling horrified at what has occurred, but also hopeful at what can be accomplished if enough people work toward a movement.

Opal Gordon

This museum is nice, it gives you a view of what happened in Birmingham through history. Make sure you take a walk through Kelly Ingram park and let one of the locals tell you more about the events that went on in the park and let them tell you the whole story of what happened. To back in history is a goid reminder, that the more things change, the more they stay the same...some highlights. On sundays, price if ticket is by donation and parking is free on Sundays.

George Eade

To rescind the Award to an icon of the civil rights Angels Davis because she calls attention to human rights violations is disgraceful. When you distance yourself from someone like her you betray your charter. Explain yourselves!!

Adv Living

Used to be a good organization, has now turned into a front for Zionism and the Palestinian genocide.

Bevan Shores

My friend and I stopped in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on a Saturday afternoon. The building also houses the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, a branch of the National Parks Service. The museum is laid out well in a linear fashion. It starts out with a short video of about the history of Birmingham. The museum features numerous displays featuring various moments in Birmingham’s history in relation to the civil rights movement.

Carey Cauthen

A really nice overview of Birmingham's civil rights movement history.

Becky Soske

A must see for all. Very powerful and moving displays.

Mitchell Miller

Really interesting museum thick with history and dense with information . The staff is super friendly and informative. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time because you can be there for a while.

Erin Walton

Very moving! Great presentation, clean, and informative. I took an 8 year old that I babysit, who didn't have much prior Civil Rights Movement knowledge. The museum had her engaged, asking questions, and learning about the time. I would like to give a heads up that the movie presentation prior to entering the museum uses "the n word" a few times. Had I known beforehand, I would have been able to ask her parents either how to explain the context, or to have them discuss this with her before.

Andrea Taylor

Definitely worth the experience! It's adjacent to church of the four black girls bombing. It's educational and sensational!

David Isaacson

Interesting exhibit about the segregated South before 1950; however the main Civil Rights Movement portion of the museum unfortunately is made up of mainly long blocks of text about particular incidents and cluttered timelines, stopping suddenly in 1965 when segregation largely ended in Birmingham itself. IMHO it doesn't do much to help you see the big picture of this important movement and the movements it inspired. At 15 dollars you might be better off just buying a book on the subject.

Robert Garrison

Very interesting,inspiring and lots of fun compassionate people

Jim812

People from all over and other countries should come here to understand and better appreciate why they are able to enjoy basic human rights, and why the USA is such a desirable immigrant destination. Paved with the blood and sweat of Black Americans

YSLMetro

I came here from Atlanta in 2013 on a school field trip when I was in the sixth grade and it was a very emotional experience. Overall it was a 5/5 10/10 100/100 for me

Nathanael Holden

I liked the food best

Lavonne Jackson

I wasn’t impressed.... I was so excited to travel from Louisville KY to see all that was offered at this museum. And I was left disappointed and let down. I felt because there was so much that happened in history pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham that I was going to learn and feel the struggle of the past. And the gift shop was a total let down also. There needed to be more to offer like book bags, varieties of sweat shirts, keychains , etc.

Reier Erickson

An organization such as this deserves neither your time nor money.

Monica Patterson

This place is absolutely wonderful. I think every child should visit to gain knowledge of the civil rights movement. This is a magnificent place and was very well thought out. This was a very emotional experience for me. I am so thankful that God and other leaders has helped us come along way. The best and most touching museum I have encountered

Jack Martinez

Shameful to disgrace themselves by rejecting the lifetime of civil rights work by hometown hero Angela Davis.

Eric Suter

1/9/19

Cheyanne Beck

security guards were very disrespectful.

Jade Bent

The security guard named James is very disrespectful. He needs to do his job, stay in his place as a security . He was doing the most and need to tighten up.

Claudia Fuentes

I would have give this place a minus zero. Most of the walls and doors and elevator are nasty and the bathrooms did not look appealing and look dirty. There is not a trash can to place sanitary napkins or tampons. This is a historic place and people that work there should take pride and go the extra mile to clean and redo the floors and do cleaning. The workers that work there are absolutely polite and nice and have an awesome attitude. But the place needs a makeover. Maybe the institute can write a letter to the major to help with funds to clean and to renovate elevator floors and clean metal handles and renovate bathrooms. I hope the institute makes a change. Because this is historic and not a dump I was so sad when a left seeing how that place is not sparkling.

Amarion Williams

I loved the experience my first time going!!!

Tom Klein

I want to make sure I understand this correctly... the Birmingham CIVIL RIGHTS Institute is rescinding an honor to Angela Davis on the grounds that she has spoken against CIVIL RIGHTS violations? This upset a vocal constituency so they instead chose to upset another vocal constituency. We will now be skipping this institute on our visit to the region.

Joseph Martucci

Very enjoyable. Would stay again.

Miracle Brooks

James was so rude to us , he told us we not here to learn treating us like he not our skin color . Threatening us saying he “security “ like we suppose to be scared . Your security needs to learn how to respect tourist who wants to know more about their history .

Marty Kusmierski

A history presented in well crafted display. It will bring tears to your eyes. Very emotional experience.

Kimmy Herndaz

the services was horrible. the security guards are very disrespectful especially DSI James, they have no respect for a person. as a black young lady from Florida i feel very disrespected for him to speak to us young black people this way. James is very rude, he needs to fix his attitude before speaking to kids like that.

Tesaj Jones

Wonderfully exhibited!!! I enjoy learning new things about historical events and this is definitely a must see for different ages & races.

Rebecca Nicodemus

I learned about Fred Shuttlesworth. I'm always amazed at what a difference a few people can make to better the lives of many. The civil rights timeline comparing Birmingham to the Federal govt was an eye opener. Another example of how individuals, locals, activist truly can make a difference and shape the Federal govt, rather than top down.

Steven Yackel

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is an amazing experience. The curation of the museum is amazing and walks you through a journey of the civil rights movement. The first part depicts the differences of segregation and puts you in a place to understand how unfair segregation is. The next portion walks you through the history of the civil rights movement, highlighting the leaders and all the citizens who organized together in peaceful protest. In the end, you see how civil rights is still a struggle in other parts of the world. While I did not live through this time and the actions of the segregationist, I can not understand. While I could not today begin to understand living in those conditions, I am thankful that I had the experience of the Civil Rights Institute today. In the timeline of our country, these events are very recent. There are men and women today who were a part of this brave movement. I am thankful that they took the actions they did to bring the expectations that we have today. Be sure to take time to visit the Civil Rights Institute if you are in Birmingham. It is important to understand and remember the past so that we do not make the same mistakes again.

Paul Beckman

First point to make: Be aware that the vast majority of the negative reviews come from people with a political axe to grind (controversy over Angela Davis having recognition rescinded, which has now been resolved). It's the kind of activity that really has nothing to do with the venue itself. The Institute itself is well-organized, informative, moving and (for better or worse) quite extensive. There are sections on the Freedom Riders, the history of integration in public accommodations, etc., many with original video footage and countless interesting photographs. One small quibble is that some of the exhibits are accompanied by plaques and other descriptive panels that are a bit hard to read, either due to lighting or very small text. Our experience was overall very positive, and I would recommend this as a great place to see a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in the U.S..

Picking up the Pieces

This establishment is controlled by the Jewish state...... Boycott Asap

Jakaylah Figueroa

James is very rude he didn’t give us the vibe we needed. He Need To Boss His Life Up & Speak W A Level 1 Voice & Not At A 10 . I Think He Need To Get Retrained As A Security Because he Jus A Bad Doing Security That Not Getting paid For More then $10 to be screaming. No Badge ? He Couldn’t Even Give Us His Name. He Couldn’t even dap us up We ALL BLACK So treat us like yo kind period. Btw He a fake Security

David Berkowitz

So powerful. Be careful when bringing younger children though. When I asked about the eight-minute intro video and if it was okay for a young child, the staff member told me it was, and that there wasn’t anything like a cross burning. There was actually a cross burning, and there was a much more disturbing scene than that. The museum is incredible, especially with the white, plaster figures bringing some elements of the story into stark relief.

Ryan Smith

The Institute shows its anti Arab, anti free speech, anti Black bias by removing the honor from Angela Davis. A real set back for civil rights demonstrated by the Board.

Terral wallace

Should have an exhibit showing the cities fascist, anti-White practices of covering historical monuments. We say White folks don't have civil rights! !!!

Anwar Sadek

Very informative and well kept part of history. Very inexpensive and it doesn’t take up the entire day to go around. We were satisfied within 2 hours of visit. Highly recommend this place.

Jon Eisenberg

Excellent introductory video followed by self-guided exhibits showing a complete civil rights history of both the US and Alabama. Many special events specific to Birmingham were shown. The overlook to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was well done.

Harry Beyer

Must visit when in Birmingham . Very well done , tells the very sad but true story of how this country can be the great experiment but be afraid of any change. Our leadership at both the state and federal level has failed us. Just look at congress and the office of the president. What a shame we have a racist in the white house. We need the power to be people. Let us vote on guns, woman's rights etc.

Michael Tucker

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is nothing short of amazing! I drove from Atlanta with my 10 year old son so that we could spend the day learning about our history and the brave men and women of Birmingham. We were both blown away at the many original artifacts that are available for all to see. You begin watching a short 8 min video providing background info of the civil rights movement in Birmingham. After the video you're allowed to go on a self guided tour throughout the museum. There are lots of very helpful staff members walking around readily available to bring insight or answer any questions you may have. You're allowed to take pictures of the exhibits, but no videos. The cost to get in is $5 for children and $15 dollars for adults. If you're a female and want to bring a purse be sure to bring a small purse as large purses are not allowed. They offer lockers for only $1 should you decide to lock up your purse or belongings. (Cash only) After paying you will give them your driver's license and in exchange they'll give you a key for your locker. After touring the museum you can walk across the street to the park where many civil rights demonstrations took place. Here you will find statues that you can simply press a button and hear all about each individual involved in the movement. Finally, you can visit the gift shop for tons of books, movies, apparel etc. Overall, I highly recommend this museum!

Eng Emad

First place to visit in Birmingham. It’s really a good idea to present how residents of this city got their rights.

David Hanor

Must see museum—allow a couple hours

Perri Tucker-green

Well on my visit from Orlando fl to this museum. JAMES a black worker at this museum was VERY RUDE , VERRY ARROGANT , VERY PUSHY about everything he yelled on the top of his lungs about moving forward in the museum and not taking pictures with a “flash” ofc it’s their rules we have to follow but deliverance is EVERYTHING! we are standing next to each other no need to yell . He then proceeded as “he was security and it’s his way or no way.” He wouldn’t give us his name at first ! Attitude just RIDICULOUS! Then he asked a Caucasian lady to be his witness to everything that just happened right in front of us . I wouldn’t recommend this museum to ANYBODY colored

Ja'vien Gooden

Mr. James was a Very disrespectful DSI Agent at the civil rights museum.

C Cosby

Great tour guide! FHEO Group.

William Brandow

The museum itself was probably the best civil rights museum my wife and I have been to. The park was beautiful as well. Major complaint - could not walk more than 10 feet without getting agressively panhandled in the park. The "no panhandling" park rule is not enforced

Celsa Allende

So much history packed into the tour. Interactive exhibits to keep children busy. The museum has a lot to show. My family really enjoyed our Sunday afternoon.

Alexandria Watson

Adults - per person $15 Adults Group Discount (25 or more adults) - per person $10 Seniors (age 65+) - per person $5 College students (with ID) - per person $6 Youth (grades 4-12 living in Jefferson County, Alabama) Free Youth (grades 4-12 living outside Jefferson County, Alabama) $5 Children (grade 3 and younger) Free I love the history of how much the world has changed

Grace Johnson

Self guided, variety of personal stories, national events, art, family life. Good all around experience. Fun and energetic staff.

Walid Aboulhosn

Refusing to honor Angela Davis make BCRI a shameful institute to civil right. You better shut down. Birmingham deserve better representative than a bunch of bigots.

Brian Spurling

Incredible historical journey through the civil rights movement, national and local. The displays are laid out with care and attention to detail. You must go; take your children

Shelby Mcpherson

It was great, this place is a good experience for everyone and makes you really open your eyes and want to learn more

Candelaria Brown

This is a most excellent institute to visit. It is all related to the civil Rights movement. This history though painful should be discuss and known. This nation needs reconciliation and for this there must be a formal request for forgiveness to those undermined and mistreated by a race that it is not superior but of the same origin-Adam was created by God and so it is for the entire human race.

Isanuk Barry

Very moving exhibits on the civil rights era with particular emphasis on Birmingham.I grew up watching the images on TV and it was very difficult to see the images once again-particularly the bombing of the church and the assault on the marchers with police dogs and water hoses.It is important to be reminded of that period in US history.

Cassandra Bolton

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is nothing short of amazing! I drove from Atlanta with my 10 year old son so that we could spend the day learning about our history and the brave men and women of Birmingham. We were both blown away at the many original artifacts that are available for all to see. You begin watching a short 8 min video providing background info of the civil rights movement in Birmingham. After the video you're allowed to go on a self guided tour throughout the museum. There are lots of very helpful staff members walking around readily available to bring insight or answer any questions you may have. You're allowed to take pictures of the exhibits, but no videos. The cost to get in is $5 for children and $15 dollars for adults. If you're a female and want to bring a purse be sure to bring a small purse as large purses are not allowed. They offer lockers for only $1 should you decide to lock up your purse or belongings. (Cash only) After paying you will give them your driver's license and in exchange they'll give you a key for your locker. After touring the museum you can walk across the street to the park where many civil rights demonstrations took place. Here you will find statues that you can simply press a button and hear all about each individual involved in the movement. Finally, you can visit the gift shop for tons of books, movies, apparel etc. Overall, I highly recommend this museum!

Chelsea9j Anderson

I think that the civil rights museum was so fun and I want to go back to the civil rights museum again.

Rocket Bro

Really fun and educational but really long and hot inside.

Ruby Givens

A group of my church youth and I visited this amazing place along with the 16th Street Baptist Church. This area is a place you must see in Birmingham. Also, Freedom Park is across the street. Bring some Kleenex please, you will definitely shed tears. A seriously life changing experience.

Kevin Schweikhart

Fantastic museum! Moving and informative. The presentation was fabulous.

Theo Horesh

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is actively working to suppress the civil rights of Palestinians by publicly disavowing Angela Davis for supporting Palestinian rights. This makes the organization an active accomplice in one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time. Lend your support elsewhere if you are serious about civil rights.

Larissa Burcham

Very informative and nice place. Exhibits were excellent and well maintained.

LaLa Harrell

The Reality of History In One Place!!! I Love It!!!

Crystal Huddly

Powerful and well-organized displays.

GamingWithPaul

I am Sure this is a great museum but I was Highly disappointed today when we came for a field trip. We watched the short film and after the screen when up the kids were rushed through the museum with no time to take in the exhibits. What should have taken at least an hour to go through took maybe 20 min. There were no tour guides and the ones I did See seemed to be highly disorganized. It’s a shame because this was such a huge time in our history and there was lots to learn. I would Highly recommend going to the 16th Street Baptist Church next door to learn the history there.

robert polk

Very informative and the steered us to a great eating spot. Z's restaurant.

Business Hours of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama

SUNDAY
1–5PM
MONDAY
(COLUMBUS DAY) CLOSED HOURS MIGHT DIFFER
TUESDAY
10AM–5PM
WEDNESDAY
10AM–5PM
THURSDAY
10AM–5PM
FRIDAY
10AM–5PM
SATURDAY
10AM–5PM

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