Your Guide to Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
In 1963, images of snarling police dogs unleashed against non-violent protesters and of children being sprayed with high-pressure hoses appeared in print and television news around the world.
These dramatic scenes of violent police aggression against civil rights protesters in Birmingham, Alabama were vivid examples of segregation and racial injustice in America.
Via I-65 North or South From I-65, take I-20/59 NE towards Atlanta. Exit at the 17th Street Exit (first exit off of I-20/59). Bear right and proceed to the light. From that light go two blocks to 6th Avenue N. Turn right on to 6th Avenue N. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is one block up on your left. A.G. Gaston Motel The interior of the A.G. Gaston Motel is currently closed to the public and updates for the Motel opening will be available on the NPS park website at a later date.
GPS: lat:33.5154266357422, long:-86.8146667480469
Physical address: A.G. Gaston Motel, Birmingham, AL, 35203
Mailing address: Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Birmingham, AL, 35203
No Entrance Fee. The interior of the A.G. Gaston Motel is currently closed to the public and updates for the Motel opening will be available on the NPS park website at a later date.
Adults $15 ea.
Seniors (age 65+) $13 ea.
College students (with ID), Military with ID $13 ea.
Youth (grades 4-12 living in Jefferson County, Alabama) Free
Non-Jefferson County Youth (grades 4-12 living outside Jefferson County, Alabama) $13 ea.
Children (age 4 and younger) Free
Temperatures can soar to extremes of heat and humidity in the summer and fall to damp, wet, cold in the winter.
Visitors should dress in comfortable clothing during the summer season, wear comfortable shoes, and use sunscreen.
Drink plenty of fluids to maintain hydration.
In the spring and fall, visitors should have a light jacket available as temperatures can drop suddenly.
Winter temperatures can be unpredictable, ranging from mild to extremely cold.
Hours for Brochures and NPS Passport Book Available
Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument brochures and NPS passport stamp are available for visitors at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Sunday's, 1:00 - 5:00 PM and Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The A.G. Gaston Motel is currently closed to the public and updates for the Motel opening will be available on the NPS park website at a later date. View closures: https://www.nps.gov/bicr/planyourvisit/hours.htm
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM