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Edmund Pettus Bridge

US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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Sunday and the south is closed.

Stopped in Selma on a Sunday specifically to visit the bridge unfortunately the visitor center and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Waynesboro, Virginia
via mobile
Great and saddening experience to walk this historic bridge

Walking this bridge allowed some quiet time to absorb the history and struggle of this movement... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shaima A
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Site of "Bloody Sunday" where more than 600 civil rights marchers on March 7, 1965 were attacked by state and local lawmen.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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US Highway 80, Selma, AL
+1 334-418-0800
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in Selma on a Sunday specifically to visit the bridge unfortunately the visitor center and everything in town seem to be closed. It is a place you need to experience walking across the bridge knowing what happened there it's worth a stop for everyone.

Thank ChefMike64
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking this bridge allowed some quiet time to absorb the history and struggle of this movement. After we saw all the other civil rights monuments and historical places of Selma, we ended it by crossing the bridge. There was a museum at the end of...More

Thank Shaima A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recognize that it is not directly our story, but it was indeed a powerful experience to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge with my son. Being there gave us insight into what I must have known from pictures but never really internalized - because of...More

2  Thank joelwakefield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For me, it was bittersweet to experience this historic icon of my generation. Selma holds a unique place in American history, yet, despite the advances of Black Americans, the poverty and rundown aspects of the town of Selma is the true reality. This should be...More

Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems like an innocent bridge across a small river now with a pretty flower garden at one end. This was the site of historic civil rights confrontations and defiance.

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cool bridge with a huge role in the history of the area and the country. Worth avivât but the rest of the story is where it's at. See the other sites and bust the interpretive center. At the end of the day it's about the...More

Thank ExpatAgainandAgain
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I'm too young to have seen the images of the Alabama State Troopers beating the marchers (my first experience with the bridge was seeing Barack Obama walk across with John Lewis). I'm also caucasian and from Montana, where the Civil Rights Movement didn't have the...More

Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

My 8 year old child was amazed because she has read several books that include the bridge. As a grown up it gave me the opportunity to pay homage to my ancestors.

Thank Indi C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We visited Selma in May 2017 and of course stood on the Edmund Pettis Bridge. You could almost feel the emotion of the 1960's. I expected it to be more touristy but it's just the main bridge out of town. The area is starting to...More

Thank Marcia D
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Going to the Interpretive Center then walking across the Bridge was a powerful experience. To imagine the courage and determination it took of those people who risked their lives for a privilege most of us take for granted... voting... And, we know the fight is...More

Thank Marti851
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William M
5 April 2017|
Response from RachelSpahr | Reviewed this property |
It's all free parking. No meters or pay to park parking lots. They do have assigned parking spaces for certain restaurants or stores along Broad Street or hourly parking. If your question is in regards to the bridge, there... More
Bobby W
28 June 2015|
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Response from maccogirl | Reviewed this property |
I doubt if there is a time that wouldn't be a good time! We were there between Christmas and New Year's and had very nice weather (surprising us). Make sure you check the hours of the NPS information center there--it is... More