March 18-19, 2016

Come for the history, stay for the hospitality!

2015 MapBeneath the moss-covered trees of Alabama’s largest historic district, Selma opens its doors for the 41st annual Historic Selma Pilgrimage Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19.  Spring Pilgrimage offers visitors a chance to experience hands-on history through guided tours of antebellum homes, museums, and more.  Climb aboard our Welcome Wagon to enjoy Selma’s special blend of Southern graces and historic places as you ride through Alabama’s largest historic district.

From the lyrics of Dixie to Lift Every Voice & Sing, 2015 was a banner year as the world came to Selma. He hope you joined us for the Historic Pilgrimage as we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery Voting Rights Marches and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Selma. Pilgrims toured homes and churches where Martin Luther King Jr. and others planned strategies and led Civil Rights rallies and where Civil War generals set up headquarters, and savvy Southern Belles saved silver and jewels.  They marveled at the beauty of the stained glass in our historic churches surpassed only by the honor, courage and integrity of many of their members. Historic places. Social graces. Sacred spaces.

Selma’s Pilgrimage draws visitors from near and far to experience its diverse history and architecture. Angie Detoro is among those who attend every year. She has come to the Selma Pilgrimage for the past 10 years. “I would drive from Colorado to Tennessee and pick up my mom and sister, then continue the drive to Alabama. We love the beautiful architectural history of Selma. We appreciate the efforts of the Selma Pilgrimage Committee who make this possible, as well as the countless volunteers we have met over the years and the individuals who so graciously open their lovely homes for the tour. We look forward to attending this year,” she said. 

Click on each image below for the 2015 brochure or click here for the pdf download.

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A very special thanks to Janet Gresham and Christine Weerts for their wonderful photography and copy writing on our brochure and this website. Please visit Janet’s blog about Selma. I’d also like to thank Andy Burton and the Selma Times Journal  for their contributions.   If you have questions about Pilgrimage, please print the Selma Pilgrimage Brochure  or email us at and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible. Hope to see you at one of the best events in Alabama, Selma’s 40th Annual Historic Pilgrimage.