Selma attractions

Landmark in Selma

Edmund Pettus Bridge

Few sites are as iconic to the American Civil Rights movement as the Pettus Bridge. On March 7, 1965, a crowd prepared to march to Montgomery to demonstrate against the murder of a local black activist by police dur…
Archaeological Site in Selma

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park

This eerie ghost town, faded by time and jungly overgrowth, was once the capital of Alabama. By the 20th century, Cahawba was abandoned, and today its remains constitute an important archaeological site. It's best t…
Museum in Selma

Selma Interpretive Center

This museum, located near the north side of the Pettus Bridge, has a small interpretive center that fleshes out the history and narrative of the Jim Crow South, and the subsequent struggle against legalized segregat…
Church in Selma

Brown Chapel

When the red-brick, twin-towered Brown Chapel was built by black builder AJ Farley in 1908, congregants could not have guessed that their church would play a crucial role in the Civil Rights struggle. In 1965, activ…
Museum in Selma

National Voting Rights Museum

This museum, located near the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, tells the tale of the Selma to Montgomery march, and includes exhibits on women's suffrage, reconstruction, nonviolent resistance and other movements. …
Landmark in Selma

Mishkan Israel

This enormous red-brick synagogue once housed a thriving local Jewish community. Many of the members of said community have left the South, but occasionally, a service is held.
Park in Selma

Riverfront Park

This small, pleasant park is a good spot for a walk and to take in views of the Alabama River and Pettus Bridge.
Museum in Selma

Ancient Africa Enslavement Civil War Museum

This companion to the National Voting Rights Museum has displays on African history and the slave trade. Like its affiliate institution, this museum is a little haphazardly assembled, a collection of stuff (African …