The 16th Street Baptist was a large and prominent church located downtown, just blocks from Birmingham's commercial district and City Hall. Just before 11 o'clock on September 15, 1963, instead of rising to begin prayers the congregation was knocked to the ground.
Aldridge Gardens is just this place for many and there is many good reasons this is so. The walk itself... into the garden helps you to shift down to take that first cleansing breath! The pavilion to the left is a beautiful structure.
The Birmingham Civil Rights District is an area of downtown Birmingham, Alabama where several significant events in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s took place. The district was designated by the City of Birmingham in 1992 and covers a six-block area.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a cultural and educational research center that promotes a comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a cultural and educational research center that promotes a comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham.
The Birmingham Museum of Art Debuts Work by Artist Amy Sherald The Birmingham Museum of Art unveiled a work by artist Amy Sherald, who was also commissioned to paint Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in 2017.
The Birmingham Park and Recreation Board is responsible for operating all City of Birmingham parks. A five-member board is appointed by the Birmingham City Council. The Board holds more than 100 pieces of property, encompassing more than 2,000 acres.
Breakout Games is the #1 Birmingham Escape Room. Experience 5-star FUN with 60 minutes to solve your mystery and escape rooms with many thrilling game designs. Over 1 million people played at Breakout, we're the largest escape game company with 44 locations and 250+ escape rooms.
Magic City Harvest Executive Director Paulette Van Matre spoke to the group in the Linn-Henley Lecture Hall about her organization’s long relationship with The Gardens. Each year, The Gardens donates more than 3,000 pounds of food from the Bruno Vegetable Garden to help feed Birmingham’s hungriest.
East Lake Park is a 67-acre city park in the East Lake neighborhood of Birmingham. The centerpiece of the park is a 45-acre lake created by the damming of Village Creek in the 1880’s. The East Lake subdivision was created in late 1880’s by the East Lake Land Company to attract new residents to the East Lake neighborhood.
'The Heaviest Corner on Earth' is among Birmingham's earliest skyscrapers, and it's a definite must see. The "Heaviest Corner on Earth' is a group of four skyscraper office buildings in downtown Birmingham, Alabama that were constructed in the early 1900s.
Jemison Park is located on a flood plain in Mt. Brook-Birmingham, an expensive section of the city. The path is half paved and half crushed gravel and offers an easy 'walk through the park.' The path is near a main neighborhood road and cars can be heard going by.
The group joined Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator John Manion on Tuesday for some work in The Gardens, and The Gardens Blog had its first opportunity for introductions. Caroline Rowan (above) is entering her Junior year at Birmingham-Southern College and is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School.
Birmingham’s historic Kelly Ingram Park, site of civil rights rallies, demonstrations and confrontations in the 1960s, now offers visitors a guided audio tour through their mobile phones. In the early 1960s, Kelly Ingram Park became the epicenter of the nation’s Civil Rights Movement.
Near. Perfect. Acclaimed as one of Birmingham’s most desirable places to live, Liberty Park offers a location that is near every convenience and the perfect getaway to call home. Located just 10 miles from downtown Birmingham, living at Liberty Park means you can easily enjoy all the big city life offers.
The McWane Science Center in Birmingham, Alabama features four floors of hands-on science exhibits as well as the only IMAX theater in Birmingham. On-site shopping and dining options available. Camps and programs for individuals, schools and other groups also available.
With the largest land-area, one of the widest varieties of outdoor activities of any state park, and its proximity to Birmingham, Oak Mountain is a perfect stop while traveling to and from the state’s largest city. Topping it all off is the park’s stunning physical landscape, which alone makes for an unforgettable experience.
Patriot Park is located on the Corner of Oak Grove Road and Raleigh Avenue in the West Homewood Area. Patriot Park was renovated in 2012 adding bathroom facilities, concrete walking path, two pavilions and a playground. Patriot is a passive park and adjacent to the Homewood Senior Center in West Homewood neighborhood.
Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation.
The Red Mountain Formation of hard Silurian rock strata lies exposed in several long crests, and was named "Red Mountain" because of the rust-stained rock faces and prominent seams of red hematite iron ore. The mountain was the site of the Sloss Mines, which supplied ore to Birmingham's iron furnaces.
Ruffner Mountain is a privately held, 1,040 acre urban nature preserve in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama. Ruffner's mission is to advance the understanding of ecology in a rapidly changing world. Ruffner's mission is to advance the understanding of ecology in a rapidly changing world.
Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States. It operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing, it became one of the first industrial sites (and the only blast furnace) in the U.S. to be preserved and restored for public use.
What kind of city builds a huge statue of a burly, bearded, bare-bottomed man to tower over its entire population? One that never forgets its roots. Vulcan, the Roman god of fire and forge, watches over all of Birmingham as a symbol of the city’s iron origins–and the ever-present spark of its indomitable spirit.