Things To Do

Though Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument is a new national park unit with limited services, there are still many things to do.

16th St. Baptist Church with a sunset in the background.

Visit one of the historic churches

Churches in Birmingham were critical to the success of the civil rights movement.

Sculpture of a child being attacked by police and police dog.

Walk through Kelly Ingram Park

Kelly Ingram Park was the site of the Children's March. Sculptures, a cell-phone tour, and interpretive signs tell the children's story.

Sculpture of an African American man in a museum.

Deepen knowledge through museum exhibits

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, provides world-class exhibits open and available to the public.

AG Gaston Motel sign lit up at night.

Check in on the A.G. Gaston Motel

The Motel provided first-class lodging, dining, and entertainment to African Americans. Movement leaders met there to strategize in 1963.

Last updated: August 9, 2021

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

Birmingham , AL 35203



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