From the Civil War to civil rights, Montgomery and Selma have played a role in some of the most significant events and achievements in Alabama history. Topping the list of must-see attractions is the historic state Capitol building, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his moving speech following the Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights march, and the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which served as the walkway for that same march.
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What To See & Do
Experience more than 150 years of history, art and architecture, including restored chambers and the majestic rotunda.
Selma to Montgomery Trail Interpretive Center
This National Park Service site is dedicated to those who marched to gain voting rights.
Edmund Pettus Bridge
The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a national landmark and symbol of the Civil Rights Movement.
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church & Parsonage
Visit the church where Martin Luther King Jr. was pastor from 1954-1960.
National Voting Rights Museum & Institute
This museum provides a pictorial history of the voting rights struggle.
Alabama Department of Archives & History
The country’s oldest state-funded archives features historical records, exhibits and more.
Where To Stay
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
This hotel features an upscale restaurant, European-style spa and a performing arts center.
Red Bluff Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Find great views of the Capitol building and the Alabama River from the porch and gazebo.
St. James Hotel
Built in 1837, this classic structure overlooks the Alabama River in Selma and features 42 Victorian rooms.
Paul Grist State Park
Located on a 100-acre lake, this park has primitive and improved camping, as well as other opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Where To Eat & Drink
Chris' Hot Dogs
Chris' Hot Dogs has been serving up its famous dogs with Chris' sauce since 1917 and was once one of Hank Williams’ favorite stops.
Derk’s Filet & Vine
An extensive selection of wine and beer and some of the area’s best meat-and-three offerings earn the eatery regular recognition.
Tally-Ho is known for its original log cabin entrance, intricately decorated dining rooms and its popular New York strip.
Orrville is located in Dallas County with a population of more than 200. Orrville played a major role during the height of the expansion of the recreational boating industry. Orrville was home to Baker-Jewell Inc., a small manufacturing company which produced small fiberglass boats for the recreational market.
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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train
The Montgomery Regional Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express and offers daily direct flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL 36108
Selma is accessible from Highway 80 via Interstate 65.
Greyhound offers daily bus service, including holidays, to and from Selma. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.
434 Broad St.
Selma, AL 36701 1-800-231-2222