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Ghost Trail

The Ghosts of the Black Belt: visit any town in Alabama and you will most likely hear a local ghost story. You will hear stories of civil war soldiers, haunted riverboats, spectral visitors at university campuses and many tales of apparitions that either met an early or unwarranted death. Learn more about our ghost stories and watch video interviews and tales.

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A Visit to the National Voting Rights Museum

Selma is famous for its Selma March, commemorated every spring with a Jubilee Bridge Crossing. It also has the National Voting Rights Museum open all year around. The museum has recently moved to new headquarters from a historic building on Water Street.

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Paul M. Grist State Park

This Alabama State Park is located in Dallas County, approximately 15 miles north of Selma, AL. It is a tranquil 1,080-acre park that includes a beautiful 100-acre lake that is surrounded by hardwood and southern pine woodlands. The park has modern campsites located on the edge of the lake. There are also primitive campsites for […]

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Sturdivant Hall

This magnificent structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the 1934 American Building Survey. Its construction was begun in 1852 by Colonel Edward T. Watts, a local resident. Sturdivant Hall stands upon a spacious lot (292 feet 6 inches on Mabry and Union Streets and 408 feet 9 inches on […]

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Voting Rights Museum

The Museum and Institute chronicles the historical journey for the right to vote that began when the seeds of democracy were first planted by the “founding fathers” in 1776. The founders of the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute envisioned a space that captured the essence of struggles to empower America’s people.

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