Visit the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and historic Carver Theatre

While we are finishing renovations, we hope you will make plans to visit us upon our grand reopening in 2023. Be among the first to enjoy our interactive jazz museum, see our expanded lobby and bar, and enjoy a show in the completely remodeled theatre, with cozy, intimate seating and perfect acoustics and sightlines throughout.

It’s an ideal visit for a family, church group, school field trip, and history and music enthusiasts. Coming from out of town? There is so much to see and experience in the Civil Rights District (see below), where real-life heroes changed our world forever.

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Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument & Fourth Avenue Historic District

The Carver Theatre sits on the perimeter of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, created by a resolution of President Barack Obama in 2017. Within a few blocks, you can also visit:

  1. Sixteenth Street Baptist Church – Tour the first black church in Birmingham, established in 1873, which would galvanize the nation to action on civil rights legislation after the infamous terrorist bombing of 1963.
  2. Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – Tour this Smithsonian-affiliated museum that promotes a comprehensive understanding for the significance of civil rights developments in Birmingham.
  3. A.G. Gaston Motel – At the center of the Monument district is this crucial meeting place for leaders of the movement, who made critical decisions that advanced the cause of civil rights locally and shaped events and legislation nationally.
  4. Kelly Ingram Park – The rallying point of the Children’s Crusade and other marches for freedom, the park serves as a memorial for those who advanced the cause of “freedom and justice for all.”

5. Masonic Temple – Across the street from the Carver, the “Black Skyscraper” became the social hub for the black community in Jim Crow Birmingham, still bearing the title, “Colored Masonic Temple.” [now under renovation]

6. Theater District – Today, the Carver joins the historic Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre as part of Birmingham’s theatre district, showing films, concerts and other performances, and serve as a reminder of the barrier of segregation that once stood between 3rd and 4th Avenue.

7. McWane Science Center – Looking for something lighter for the kids? The McWane Science Center and IMAX Theatre features hands-on learning and fun for children of all ages.

Learn more and plan your visit to Birmingham with our friends at the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau.