Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
Due to the sequestration plan, Lowndes Interpretive Center, will be closed on Sunday's effective March 10, 2013, until further notice. For more information, please call (334) 877-1983 or visit www.nps.gov/semo
Lowndes Interpretive Center and Selma Interpretive Center Closures
Beginning Monday, May 5, 2014, the Lowndes Interpretive Center and Selma Interpretive Center will be open Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both Interpretive Centers will be closed Sunday's and Monday's, until further notice.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Where is the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail?
The trail is located on U.S. Highway 80 and extends 54 miles
2) What is the significance of the Trail?
The Trail commemorates the events, people and route of
3) What is the Voting Rights Act of 1965?
This Act outlawed the requirement that would-be voters in
4) What is meant by "Bloody Sunday"?
"Bloody Sunday" refers to the day Alabama state troopers
5) What is "Tent City"?
"Tent City" refers to a temporary dwelling used by
Did You Know?
On March 17, 1965, after five days of testimony, Judge Johnson granted an order authorizing the march from Selma to Montgomery. On March 21, Martin Luther King led a diverse group of 8,000 demonstrators out of Selma under the protection of 2,000 National Guard troops and federal marshals.