Things To Do
Visitors are encouraged to drive the trail route from Marion, AL to Montgomery.
Selma Interpretive Center serves as the Welcome Center to the trail located at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The Interpretive Center offers an interpretive exhibit 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 on the campus of Alabama State University.
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 the Selma, Dallas, or Montgomery Chamber of Commerce for other recreational and historical sites.
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Last updated: August 6, 2022