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This sister museum to the National Voting Rights Museum houses exhibits that depict historical, topical, and provocative impacts and occurrences during slavery in America. Admission charged. Please call ahead to schedule a tour.
Monument to commemorate the engagement between Bienville and the Alibamo Indians on the bluff along the Alabama River.
This baseball stadium has been home to both collegiate and professional baseball teams, although it is currently used for high school and American legion baseball. The park features a playground, walking trail, and is also home to the Farmer's Market.
First AME church in state (1866). Headquarters during Voting Rights movement. Starting point for Selma-to-Montgomery marchers; All-American Road begins here.
Anglers from across the Southeast and throughout the country visit the Selma Marina to participate in fishing tournaments. Tourists and residents enjoy boating, fishing, and visiting The Sand Bar, a popular restaurant at the Marina.
This famous Civil Rights landmark represents a pivotal point in Voting Rights as law enforcement officers attacked marchers with tear gas and nightsticks on "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965. The site was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2013.
A hub of civil rights activities in the early 1960s, this church was a host for the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee and was the first congregation to open its doors for meetings and activities of the Dallas County Voters League. In 1964, meetings were held here and Brown Chapel to plan the mass demonstrations which culminated in the Selma-to-Montgomery March in 1965.
Art Gallery featuing local and regional art!
Heritage Village is the site of several 1800s structures that were donated to the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society. The buildings include Calhoun Law Office, McKinnon-Riggs Doctor's Office, Siegel Servants' Quarters, and Pigeon Cote. The village also includes the Gillis House and Minnie Sue's Cottage, which are now private residences.
View the world-famous Edmund Pettus Bridge and Songs of Selma Park as you stroll through one of Selma's most historic areas. Visit the Bridge Tender's House and Riverfront Park as you explore our city's rich history.
This museum provides an educational experience for children with disabilities and is a project of the Selma Disabilities Advocacy Program, a non-profit organization.
This structure houses memorabilia and artifacts from the Civil Rights Movement in Selma. Leaders such as Dr. Ralph Bunche, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ambassador Andrew Young, and many others stayed in this home during a critical time in our nation’s history. Admission charged. Tours by appointment only, please call ahead.
Kenan’s Mill was built in the mid 1800′s and produced water-ground meal, grits and corn for over 100 years. Visitors can also cross Valley Creek on a swinging bridge and see the beehive kiln. Tour the mill house and view the wonderful kitchen garden before exploring the antique farm implements.
Experience history of Selma's Voting Rights movement. Pass First Baptist Church, George Washington Carver homes, Brown Chapel AME Church, Martin Luther King, Jr. monument, more.
View memorabilia honoring the attainment of Voting Rights. Exhibits depict the voting rights struggle in America from "Bloody Sunday," the Selma to Montgomery March, and the Civil Rights Movement.
An 1891 railway depot containing artifacts and exhibits from the beginning of Selma's history through the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement.
Visitors who stroll beneath the ancient oaks and magnolias draped in Spanish moss in Selma's National Historic Register cemetery will find glory, humor, and pathos in the lives whose stories are told here. Discover monuments to Vice President William Rufus King, Alabama's first African American Congressman Benjamin Sterling Turner, and more.
The Old Town Historic District is the largest historic district in Alabama with more than 1,250 structures dating back to the early 1800s on the National Historic Register.
Located on 100-acre lake. Fishing, swimming, boat rentals, picnicking, improved and primitive camping, play areas, hiking trails.
Visit authentically restored Walton Theatre and courtyard.
Riverside Park is most known as the home of the annual Battle of Selma Re-enactment in which re-enactors portray the sights and sounds of 1865 during the Battle of Selma. The park also features a covered bridge leading to Bloch Park.
Located in turn-of-century cottage, the Selma Art Guild Gallery features artwork by local artists each month.
The Selma Interpretive Center serves as a welcome center for the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail and is located at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Visitors can explore exhibits and a bookstore dedicated to telling the story of the movement.
View monuments dedicated to the leaders of the Voting Rights Movement. Park includes trails through wooded areas draped in Spanish moss that leads to breathtaking views of Selma and the Alabama River.
Twelve-acre park with concrete path, timber bridge and two overlooks to the Alabama River representing the first phase of the city's Riverfront Development plan.
Songs of Selma Park was created by the City of Selma from a vacant lot where the Baker building once stood. The Baker building housed a general merchandise store, a hardware store, and at the time of it’s burning, a fine restaurant. The park’s name came from an Ossian poem “Songs of Selma,” from which Selma was named.
Visit one of the South’s best and most beautiful examples of a Greek revival antebellum home. Tour includes the house, detached kitchen, gift shop, and formal garden.
Civil Rights activists from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference held one of the first mass meetings at Tabernacle Baptist Church. This enabled the church to play a significant role in the struggle for racial equality in Selma and it is now a National Historic Landmark.
This Greek revival building was built in 1847 and has served as a hospital, courthouse, military school, and now as a museum. View an extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia, exhibits of medical and political artifacts, Victorian antiques, nationally acclaimed art from local artists, and much more.