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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.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Visitors are encouraged to drive the historic route from Selma, AL to Montgomery, AL.

Selma Interpretive Center serves as the Welcome Center to the trail located at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The Interpretive Center offers a 25-minute film, exhibits, and bookstore. The Selma Interpretive Center opened on March 2, 2011.

  • While in Selma visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Street Walking Tour which includes Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, First Baptist Church, George Washington Carver Homes and wayside exhibits.

  • Other sites of interest in Selma include the National Voting Rights Museum & park (privately owned), Slavery & Civil War Museum, Old Depot Museum, Smitherman Museum and Edmund Pettus Bridge.

Lowndes Interpretive Center opened its doors to the public on August 26, 2006 as was the first of three planned National Park Service visitor centers along the Trail route. The Interpretive Center is located midway between Selma and Montgomery in White Hall. Once inside visitors can view a 25-minute film titled, "Never Lose Sight of Freedom", hear voices of the March, and touch and feel interactive exhibits--these are just a few of the experiences available in the Interpretive Center.

Montgomery Interpretive Center will open at a future date.

  • While in Montgomery you can visit the Rosa Parks Museum, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church & parsonage, Alabama State Capitol and the Southern Law Poverty Center.

Contact Selma/Dallas or Montgomery Chamber of Commerce for other recreational and historical sites.

Did You Know?

Bloody Sunday Encounter with Maj. John Cloud

"Bloody Sunday" refers to the event on March 7, 1965 when Alabama State Troopers and local whites brutally attacked hundreds of non-violent marchers after crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL.