This historic museum traces the journey of the civil rights advocates
of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the course of American history. The
struggle for equality for Black Americans is here, from the Jim Crow
laws in the 1800s to the freedom rides, sit-ins and demonstrations of
Civil Rights District
The neighborhood that was the center of the 1960s Civil Rights
Movement is now a historic district with the Birmingham Civil Rights
Institute at its center.
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Historic iron manufacturing facility
After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows
its 1927 grandeur.
Barber Motor Sports Park
This new attraction in Birmingham features frequent racing events and
a motor sports museum.
16th Street Baptist Church
Four young girls were killed when a Ku Klux Klan bomb exploded in
this church in 1963. The girls are remembered with a shrine in the crypt
where they died, and a vibrant stained glass window donated in sympathy
by the people of Wales adorns the historic church.
Watch sea lions being trained and fed, zip around on the Zoo Train,
hop on the carousel, check out the alligator swamp and tropical rain
forest: all this and more are offered at this educational and
entertaining zoo housing 170 animals from around the world, including
Southern Museum of Flight
An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.
Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
The music and accomplishments of over 170 native Alabaman jazz
musicians, including Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton,
are highlighted in this museum devoted to fostering an appreciation of