A visit to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Museum is like walking through history. It’s an emotional experience that details historic events of the civil rights struggle in Birmingham, Alabama.
The chronicle of local historic events is documented over a 27,000 foot squared exhibition. The museum tour may be a somber experience, however, it’s an important and poignant part of local history that should never be forgotten, and should serve to pave the way for a better future. The institute also serves as research center.
The museum offers special events, unique exhibitions along with travelling exhibitions. Tickets can be bought at the gift store. If this is right up your alley you may also want to check out the 16th Street Baptist Church and the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church located in Montgomery. You can get there by car in approx. 1 hour and 30 mins.
Each Sunday admission is free on a first come, first serve donation only basis for groups and individuals of 25 or less. Please kindly consider making a donation as the institute is a non profit organization.
For local youths of Jefferson County grades 4-12, admission is free.
Free admission is offered to all active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve, and their families members on memorial day through to Labor Day on an annual basis.
Children Grade 3 and younger can avail of free admission
Group discounts are available for groups of 25 persons or more