Kelly Ingram Park
Kelly Ingram Park, an important Civil Rights Movement historic site, was the meeting point for sit-ins, boycotts and marches geared towards ending segregation in Birmingham. Today, the plight for civil rights that transpired at Kelly Ingram Park is illustrated through several commissioned sculptures that depict attacks on demonstrators, the children that served time in prison for participating in protests and the role of the clergy in the movement.
Address: 16th and 17th Streets and between 5th and 6th Avenues Birmingham AL USA
Web Site: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights/al10.htm
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Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens
The Arlington Antebellum Home & Gardens feature Greek Revival architecture, a tearoom and gardens that can be used for weddings and other events.
Address: 331 Cotton Ave Birmingham AL USA 35211-1465
Vulcan Center is the centerpiece of Vulcan Park. The center tells the story of Birmingham's past, present and hopes for the future. There are interactive exhibits and the Linn-Henley Gallery of photography, as well as the Vulcan statue.
Address: 1701 Valley View Drive Birmingham AL USA 35209
Web Site: http://www.vulcanpark.org/
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
This unique park features campsites, museum, crafts, and restored ironworks. The park is located between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, 2 miles off I-59.
Address: 12632 Confederate Parkway McCalla AL 35111
Web Site: http://www.tannehill.org/
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Sloss Furnaces is a site that captures a huge part of Birmingham's industrial history. There are programs that are offered on-site. Sometimes the site hosts a concert or festival.
Address: 20 N 32nd Street Birmingham AL USA 35222
Web Site: http://www.slossfurnaces.com/media/html/home/sloss_story .php
The Birmingham Civil Rights District
Laden with sites that played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement, this historic district houses a memorial park, which features sculptures pertaining to the history of the movement; the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where four little girls were killed in a 1963 bombing; and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, where multi-media presentations and exhibits explore human rights struggles from the United States and around the world.
Address: 6th Ave. N and 16 St. Birmingham AL USA
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
In 1963, four little girls were killed at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in a bombing orchestrated by the Ku Klux Klan. The event was a galvanizing factor for the Civil Rights Movement. Tours are offered Tuesday through Friday.
Address: 16th Street and 6th Avenue Birmingham AL USA