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Brown Chapel AME Church and King Monument
410 Martin Luther King St - 334-874-7897
www.historicbrownchapelamec-selma.org
Visit the headquarters for the 1965 voting rights marches; a bust of Dr. King is in front of the church.

Historic Water Avenue
View the world-famous Edmund Pettus Bridge and Songs of Selma Park at the corner of Water and Broad overlooking the Alabama River. Visit the bridge tenders house, Mini Mall and Lafayette Park at the corner of Water and Washington.  Pause at Bienville Park at the corner Water and Lauderdale.

National Voting Rights Museum & Institute
6 Hwy. 80 E - 334-418-0800
www.nvrm.org
View memorabilia honoring the attainment of Voting Rights. Mon-Fri, 10-4pm; Sat, 10-2pm; Sun by appointment.  This museum showcases items and participants stories related to the voting rights movement. Volunteer guides share their personal recollections of the Movement.  Admission charged.
 
Old Depot Museum
olddepotmuseum.com
4 Martin Luther King St - 334-874-2197
See artifacts and exhibits from the Civil War through Civil Rights history. Open Mon-Fri, 10- 4pm. Group Tours Sat by appointment. Admission charged. Click here to download the brochure.

Old Live Oak Cemetery
Highway 22 W/West Dallas Ave
Discover the monuments to Vice President William Rufus King and Congressman Benjamin Sterling Turner.

Old Town Historic District
View up to 1,250 structures dating from 1820s. Printed tour maps are available at the Centre for Commerce and Selma Welcome Center.

Edmund Pettus Bridge
Intersection Broad St & Water Ave
The southern approach of the Edmund Pettus Bridge is where a sea of blue law enforcement officers attacked marchers with tear gas and nightsticks on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965. USA Weekend includes the bridge, along with Ellis Island, Jamestown and the Lincoln Memorial, among the ten historic land- marks that bear proud witness to our nations enduring freedoms.

Slavery & Civil War Museum
1410 Water Ave - 334-418-0800
www.nvrm.org
This sister museum to the National Voting Rights Museum houses exhibits that depict historical, topical and provocative impacts and occurrences during slavery in America.  Admission charged.

Sturdivant Hall Museum
713 Mabry St - 334-872-5626
www.sturdivanthall.com
Visit one of the Souths best and most beautiful examples of a Greek Revival antebellum home. Tour includes the house, detached kitchen, gift shop and formal garden. Open Tues-Sat 10-4pm. Closed on Mon. Admission charged.

Vaughan-Smitherman Museum
109 Union St - 334-874-2174
View this antebellum structure restored to its original beauty.  See the Art Lewis Collection Civil War memorabilia. Open Tues-Sat, 9-4pm. Closed on Mon. Admission charged.  Click here to download the brochure.

Kenans Mill
188 County Road 236 - 1-800-45-SELMA
kenansmill.com
Kenans Mill was built in the mid-1800s producing meal, grits and corn for over 100 years, and also includes a 19th century brick charcoal kiln. Continuously owned by the Kenan family until Elizabeth Kenan Buchanan donated it to the SDHPS in 1997, restoration is ongoing with the mill fully operational and open during special events.

Selma-to-Montgomery National Historic Trail Selma Interpretive Center
2 Broad Street - 334-872-0509
The National Historic Trail begins at Brown Chapel AME Church and ends some 54 miles to the east at the State Capitol in 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 a 25-minute film, exhibits, and bookstore.

Old Cahawba
9518 Cahaba Road - 334-872-8058
www.cahawba.com
Generic ghost stories are everywhere. But a haunt that has roots in a rich history is much more thrilling.  If youre after a fright of this type, check out Old Cahawba right outside of Selma. Alabamas original state capital (1820-1826), Old Cahawba just looks plain spooky with its Spanish-moss-covered trees and crumbling ruins of old homes and buildings and boasts multiple ghosts whove been encountered by the site director and numerous visitors through the years.  Its also a major archeological site and is open daily; tours can be scheduled.

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