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Edmund Winston Pettus Bridge


category : Historic Bridges
National landmark; symbol of momentous changes in Selma, Alabama, America and world. Figured prominently in Voting Rights struggle when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led marchers across bridge on journey toward voting rights attainment.


Admission: Free
Hours: Open 24 hours.
Address: U.S. Hwy. 80 at Alabama River entering Selma.

Phone: 334-875-7241
Fax: 334-875-7142
Our Website:www.SelmaAlabama.com

Come visit us in Selma, Alabama

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Historic Water Avenue

Restored 19th-century commercial district. Brick streets, antique stores, fountains, restored bridge-tender's house. 3 parks, antebellum St. James Hotel (riverfront)

Selma, AL Historic Districts

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

Heritage Village

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

Selma, AL Walking Tours


Brown Chapel AME Church

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/

Selma, AL Historic Churches

Things to do Historic Bridges near Selma, AL

Edmund Winston Pettus Bridge

National landmark; symbol of momentous changes in Selma, Alabama, America and world. Figured prominently in Voting Rights str...