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Brown Chapel AME Church


category : Historic Churches
1st AME church in state (1866). Headquarters for Blacks during Voting Rights movement. Starting point for Selma-to-Montgomery marchers; Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail/All-American Road begins here.


Admission: Free
Hours: Open by appt.
Address: 410 Martin Luther King St.
Phone: 334-874-7897
Fax: 334-874-7899

Come visit us in Selma, Alabama

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Heritage Village

Driving/walking tours only. 5 relocated historic structures from area: McKinnon-Riggs doctor's office, 1830

Selma, AL Walking Tours

Old Live Oak Cemetery

Graves of Confederate soldiers and prominent Selma residents. Includes statue of Elodie B. Todd, half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln; mausoleum of Vice President William Rufus King; and Benjamin Sterling Turner, Alabama'

Selma, AL Cemeteries


Old Depot Museum

Interpretive history museum in 1891 railway depot. Artifacts from pre-history Indians through Voting Rights era. Civil War room, Black Heritage wing, military room (pre WWI-Persian Gulf)

Selma, AL Museums


Things to do Historic Churches near Selma, AL

Cherry Street AME Church

Declared the "Mother Church"of AME denomination in Alabama. State's oldest AME church. Originally organized as Colored Metho...

Brown Chapel AME Church

1st AME church in state (1866). Headquarters for Blacks during Voting Rights movement. Starting point for Selma-to-Montgomery...

St. John's Episcopal Church

Gothic-style church, designed by Wills & Dudley of New York, built in 1855. Oldest Episcopal church in Montgomery. Many inter...

Claybank Church

Constructed in 1852 using fat, light-wood stumps for its foundation. Board shingles split by hand. Wooden pulpit and original...