On a bluff high above the rolling waters of the mighty Alabama River is Selma, the home of hundreds of years of rich history. Selma is the site of one of the largest historic districts in Alabama, with more than 1,200 historic structures – including palatial antebellum and Victorian homes. There are century-old buildings that warehoused Civil War munitions, and nearby, the ghostly remains of the state's first permanent capital, Cahawba. The famous Edmund Pettus Bridge bears the memories of thousands who overcame violence and hardship during their 1965 Selma to Montgomery march for voting rights. And the stately Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church marks the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. launched the Voting Rights Movement and where the names of those who died for the dream are inscribed in stone. Exhibits honoring civil rights efforts can be found in the Old Depot Museum and the National Voting Rights Museum.