The safety of our visitors is very important to us. Here are a few safety tips for your visit to our historical sites and monuments:

Pace Yourself

Be prepared for exercise. Visiting all or some of the Civil Rights district sites on the same day requires a bit of walking. Obtain a map of the sites and plan appropriately.

Dress Appropriately

For the warmer months, wear light airy clothing and wide brim hats for protection from the sun. In colder months, you'll want to layer-up your clothing. Check the weather the day of your visit.

Fluid Intake

As you take in the history around you, don't forget to drink water or other rehydrating liquids. You can dehydrate in any season.


Should be comfortable with treaded soles to prevent slippage.

Slips, Trips and Falls

Some of the sidewalks, steps, and park areas can be uneven or slippery when wet. Step carefully.

Park Wildlife

Even though it's an urban area, we do have wildlife such as birds and squirrels. They can be fun to observe. However, for your safety: do not feed any wildlife!


Birmingham, AL is an active city. Stay aware of your surroundings, stick with your buddy or group, and designate a rendezvous point in case you get separated. Be sure to have cell phones available.


Contact the National Monument with questions at the number listed below. They can provide guidance for many situations at the National Monument.


If an emergency arises, call 911.

Last updated: May 7, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
1914 4th Ave North
Suite 440

Birmingham, AL 35203



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