• We Won't Be Stopped!

    Selma To Montgomery

    National Historic Trail Alabama

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?

Lowndes County Interpretive Center

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.