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The Civil Rights Memorial Center is located at 400 Washington Avenue in downtown Montgomery, Alabama, across the street from the Southern Poverty Law Center office building and a block away from Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church.

Plan your Visit

The Civil Rights Memorial Center is pleased to welcome back visitors after temporarily closing due to COVID-19. We have new COVID-19 safety precautions in place and ask that each visitor adhere to those policies. We have taken steps to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by requiring face masks and temperature checks for all visitors before entry. All visitors will be provided with hand sanitizer, located in key areas. We will also provide each visitor with a stylus pen to interact with the exhibits. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact our visitor service representative at 334-956-8200. 

For individual tickets, please complete this form. For groups of 10 or more, please complete this form.

Visitor Policies and Public Safety Guidelines

  • Face coverings required.
  • Bags must be smaller than 9 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches to be carried into the Civil Rights Memorial Center. Large bags are not allowed in the CRMC. Please leave unnecessary items in your vehicle.
  • Cameras are welcome; however, no photos or videos are allowed in the theater.
  • Cellphones must be turned off or on silent mode while inside.
  • Food, drinks and chewing gum are not allowed in the Center.

Hours & Admission 

Wednesday-Friday: 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. The last admittance will be 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The last admittance will be 2:30 p.m.

Adult admission: $5 (free during January and February)

Children under 18 are admitted free of charge. 

The CRMC is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

A Place of Reflection Night Experience: Beginning January 13, 2022, the exterior of the CRMC and the Civil Rights Memorial will have multicolored lighting beginning at sunset. Visit for an illuminating and reflective experience.

The Memorial is accessible 24 hours a day.