Montgomery & Selma


From the Civil War to civil rights, Montgomery and Selma have played a role in some of the most significant events and achievements in Alabama history. Topping the list of must-see attractions is the historic state Capitol building, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his moving speech following the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which served as the walkway for that same march.

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What To See & Do


State Capitol

Experience more than 150 years of history, art and architecture, including restored chambers and the majestic rotunda.


Selma to Montgomery Trail Interpretive Center

This National Park Service site is dedicated to those who marched to gain voting rights.


Edmund Pettus Bridge

The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a national landmark and symbol of the Civil Rights Movement.


Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church & Parsonage

Visit the church where Martin Luther King Jr. was pastor from 1954-1960.


National Voting Rights Museum & Institute

This museum provides a pictorial history of the voting rights struggle.


Alabama Department of Archives & History

The country’s oldest state-funded archives features historical records, exhibits and more.

Where To Stay


Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center

This hotel features an upscale restaurant, European-style spa and a performing arts center.


Red Bluff Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Find great views of the Capitol building and the Alabama River from the porch and gazebo.


St. James Hotel

Built in 1837, this classic structure overlooks the Alabama River in Selma and features 42 Victorian rooms.


Paul Grist State Park

Located on a 100-acre lake, this park has primitive and improved camping, as well as other opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Where To Eat & Drink


Chris' Hot Dogs

Chris' Hot Dogs has been serving up its famous dogs with Chris' sauce since 1917 and was once one of Hank Williams’ favorite stops.


Derk’s Filet & Vine

An extensive selection of wine and beer and some of the area’s best meat-and-three offerings earn the eatery regular recognition.



Tally-Ho is known for its original log cabin entrance, intricately decorated dining rooms and its popular New York strip.

Area Map

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Area Towns

  • Autaugaville


    Autaugaville is a town nestled in Autauga County. It has a population of more than 800.

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  • Hayneville


    Hayneville is located in Lowndes County with a population of more than 1,000. The town was named in honor of Robert Y. Hayne, governor of South Carolina and a U.S. senator.

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  • Marbury


    Marbury is an unincorporated community in Autauga County and has a population of more than 1,400.

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  • Millbrook


    Millbrook is a city in Autauga and Elmore counties. Its population is more than 14,600.

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  • Montgomery


    Montgomery is the capital of Alabama and is the second largest city in the state.

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  • Orrville


    Orrville is located in Dallas County with a population of more than 200. Orrville played a major role during the height of the expansion of the recreational boating industry. Orrville was home to Baker-Jewell Inc., a small manufacturing company which produced small fiberglass boats for the recreational market.

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  • Pike Road


    Pike Road is a town nestled in Montgomery County. The town has a population of more than 300.

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  • Prattville


    Prattville was founded in 1839 by industrialist and architect Daniel Pratt. The city, located in Autauga and Elmore counties, has a population of nearly 34,000.

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  • Selma


    The “Queen City” of Alabama’s Black Belt, Selma played a role in the Civil War and struggle for civil rights.

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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train

The Montgomery Regional Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express and offers daily direct flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL 36108

(334) 281-5040

Selma is accessible from Highway 80 via Interstate 65.

Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Selma. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

434 Broad St.
Selma, AL 36701 1-800-231-2222