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    Selma To Montgomery

    National Historic Trail Alabama

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  • 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.

Directions

Getting There

March Route - The National Historic Trail follows the actual march route which began at Brown Chapel, A.M.E. Church in Selma, AL, located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street. Follow the Trail markers to U.S. Hwy. 80 through Lowndes County, AL. Continue on U.S. Hwy. 80 to Montgomery concluding at the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, AL, located on Dexter Avenue.

The Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail currently consists of two National Park Service interpretive centers: The Lowndes Interpretive Center in White Hall, AL and the Selma Interpretive Center in Selma, AL.

Plane

Visitors may fly into the Montgomery Regional Airport, located on the trail route. After arriving at the airport follow the driving directions below to the Interpretive Centers.

Lowndes Interpretive Center - by Car

From Montgomery, AL take U.S. Hwy. 80 W. 25 miles to White Hall, AL. The Lowndes Interpretive Center is located at 7002 U.S. Hwy. 80 West, in White Hall, AL.

From Birmingham, AL follow I-65 S. to Montgomery, AL. Turn off at exit 167 to U.S. Hwy. 80 W. and travel 25 miles to White Hall, AL. The Lowndes Interpretive Center is located at 7002 U.S. Hwy. 80 W., in White Hall, AL.

From Atlanta, GA take I-85 S. to Montgomery. Merge onto I-65 S. to exit onto U.S. Hwy. 80 W. and travel 25 miles to White Hall, AL. The Lowndes Interpretive Center is located at 7002 U.S. Hwy. 80 West, in White Hall, AL.

Selma Interpretive Center - by Car

From Montgomery, AL take U.S. Hwy. 80 W. approximately 51 miles to Selma, AL. The Selma Interpretive Center is located at 2 Broad St., Selma, AL.

From Birmingham, AL follow I-65 S. and take Exit 212 to Clanton, AL. From Clanton take Hwy. 145 to Hwy. 22 and follow Hwy 22 for approximately 45 minutes to Selma, AL. The Selma Interpretive Center is located at 2 Broad St., Selma, AL.

From Atlanta, GA take I-85 S. to Montgomery, AL. Merge onto I-65 S. and turn off at exit 167 to U.S. Hwy. 80 W. Continue for approximately 51 miles to Selma, AL. The Selma Interpretive Center is located at 2 Broad St., Selma, AL.

Did You Know?

Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church

The death of 26 year old African- American male, Jimmie Lee Jackson, in Marion, AL, prompted the idea to march from Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma, AL to the State Capitol Building in Montgomery, AL.