General FAQs

Can I hold my rally/march at The Center?

For rally/march inquiries, please contact Brian Parrott, Director of Events & Partnerships, at [email protected]. Please note that we require advance notice, a completed checklist and a gathering fee.

Can I bring my luggage/backpack on my visit?

All items must remain with visitors at all times. The Center does not have a storage area for personal belongings. Visitors are responsible for their personal belongings as they explore The Center.

What safety protocols are in place?

Guns, knives, lighters and mace are NOT allowed in The Center. Off-duty armed forces officers are NOT allowed to carry weapons on the premises. View our health and safety guidelines here.

Are food/drinks permitted in The Center?

Food and drink are NOT permitted in the galleries. This includes personal water bottles, chewing gum and candy. Parents may feed babies in the atrium area.

Can I take photos in the galleries?

Photography is permitted for private, non-commercial use only. Photography is NOT permitted in the “Voice to the Voiceless” gallery featuring the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr., Collection. Photographs may NOT be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner. Stopping traffic in order to take photos is PROHIBITED. Tripods and monopods are NOT permitted. Charging from The Center’s electrical outlets is strictly PROHIBITED. The use of flash is PROHIBITED in ALL GALLERIES at all times.

Do you have a lost & found?

Found property will be turned in to the Visitor Services desk located on the second-floor main lobby and held for 72 hours. After 72 hours, found property will be turned in to the Security Office. The Center is not responsible for any lost items.

Are service/emotional support animals allowed?

Only Service animals and Emotional Support Animals (ESA) for individuals with disabilities are allowed in The Center.

What are the COVID-19 health and safety protocols?

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and visitors with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. Guests should evaluate their risk prior to their visit.

Does NCCHR offer guided tours?

Yes, The Center offers guided tours on weekends at specific times. Guided tours must be booked in advance.

Guided Tours: A Civil and Human Rights Journey 

Take a journey through time as you explore the Civil Rights Movement of the South in a timeline chronology from the early1950s to the end of the 1960s. The tour will continue with an exploration of Global Human Rights of today. These tours will be available Saturdays and Sundays. Please CLICK HERE to schedule a time and join one of our available guided tours. 

 Tours are only available on the weekends at the following times: 


  • 10:30-12pm 
  • 12pm-1:30pm 
  • 1:30pm-3pm 
  • 3pm-4:30pm 


  • 12:30pm-2pm 
  • 2pm-3:30pm 
  • 3:30pm-5pm 


The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is accessible to people with disabilities and meets all ADA requirements. Conventional wheelchairs and single strollers are allowed at The Center. Front-facing baby carriers are permitted and encouraged. The Center also has wheelchairs available at no cost.

Assistive devices and wayfinding guides: Handheld text and audio devices are available for checkout at the ticket window upon entry. The devices are available on a first come, first serve basis. The Center’s Wayfinding Guide in English or Spanish can also assist you during your visit.