We tried to visit the museum on our visit to Selma. Although the website indicated that it would be open, it was not. Not sure it is ever open.
This a very small museum with a lot of history. It is a must see for all kids and adults to understand what our forefathers went through to so we will have the right to vote and the planning it took to organize some events. My children were happy to go to a place where President Obama visited during his... 更多
First this was the second time we had been to the National Voting Rights Museum. Both times have been great experiences. We have gone on the Footprints To Freedom tour with Sam both times. He is a great guide. We loved talking to Sam about his experiences. He was a child during the marches. He took us to Brown Chapel... 更多
We came to Selma on a Sunday and found most everything closed - all the Civil Rights sights we wanted to visit. We went to the Edmund Pettus Bridge and walked across. At the end, you see the museum. I saw someone going in and walked over to see if we could go in. The person there works in the... 更多
Don't be fooled by the slightly shabby, nondescript exterior of this place. Like all good museums its strength lies in its eclecticism. A collection of varied and interesting artefacts and audiovisual displays which leave the visitor amazed, moved, intrigued, puzzled, challenged and horrified. This place is a " must see" on any visit to The South.
This is a great combination of documentation that continues to tell the American History story. Read about unsung heroes and heroines and the events that lead up to the "peaceful" march to Montgomery. It's all about the freedom to vote. Museum budget is probably minimal, but the staff was friendly and displays were very informational.
The building looked run down or shabby from the outside but we thought we would give it a chance anyway. After all, it is about the history, not the building. The staff was so rude and unwelcoming we decided to just leave. We did enjoy the rest of our trip to Selma. Nice town, great people, and rich history.
It was worth stopping at this museum but I wouldn't go to Selma just for the museum. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is much larger and more compelling. But, if you're in Selma, stop by.