Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

In the 1960s, Birmingham, Alabama, was at the epicenter of the fight for civil rights. Today, the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument honors the struggles that African Americans endured there as they fought segregation. Spread over four city blocks, the monument brings the experience to life with historic sites, educational plaques, and life-size sculptures. During your visit, you can explore the same streets that the legendary Fred Shuttlesworth and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. walked during their epic struggle for equality. This monument makes a quick standalone trip or a great addition to a journey along the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

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RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

Drive about 30 minutes from the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, and you'll find a selection of beautiful campgrounds. Whether you'd rather be close to town or tucked into the wilderness, an RV is a great way to enjoy the local history and landscape. To make your trip more convenient, rent an RV from RVshare.

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

The Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument is spread over four blocks in downtown Birmingham, so walking is the best way to explore. Start in Kelly Ingram Park where a series of sculptures provides a glimpse into the treatment of African Americans as they fought for civil rights. Nearby, you can walk to the A.G. Gaston Motel, the 16th Street Baptist Church, and the Fourth Avenue Historic District. While you're there, stop by the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to learn about the Civil Rights era — with its exceptional immersive exhibits, this spot is a must-visit destination. Particularly memorable is the Barriers Gallery, which puts segregation into stark relief by showing how water foundations and other facilities were designated as "white" and "colored."

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How To Get To Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument

Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument is located in the center of Birmingham, Alabama, just a few minutes from the intersection of I-20 and I-65. From I-65, take Exit 123 to Finley Boulevard and head east; the monument is less than 1 mile away.

Address

1510 5th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Fee: Entry fee $0

With its rich and heartbreaking history, the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument is well worth a visit. Enjoy a stroll through the historic downtown area as you learn about the trials and triumphs of the Civil Rights era, and reflect on the country's history while you explore each site. An RV makes it easy to set up a home base and check out the different historic and wilderness areas in Birmingham and the surrounding countryside.