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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

533 Reviews
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Private Civil Rights Tour of Montgomery
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Private Civil Rights Tour of Montgomery

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Visit some of the most important sites of the Civil Rights Movement on a private tour of Montgomery. See places including the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church and the Alabama State Capitol, and hear about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mrs. Rosa Parks, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Choose either the half-day or full-day tour via private vehicle.
US$307.70 per adult
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John K wrote a review Nov 2020
Atlanta, Georgia77 contributions18 helpful votes
This humble house gives you a real view into the daily life of Dr King and his family in their time in Montgomery. (The scars on the front porch from the KKK bombing as still visible.) The house is not ornate or spectacular, but the history within is meaningful and it helps remind the visitor that King was a person as well as a national leader. He was a loving husband and father. Be sure to sit in the kitchen and listen to the recording of the speech where he talks about sitting at that table in the middle of the night. I won't spoil the content of the speech, but it sent chills down my spine listening while sitting at the table.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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CrystalClearTravels wrote a review Feb 2020
Hillsborough, North Carolina37 contributions12 helpful votes
Walk through the house where MLK lived while preaching at the Dexter Ave Church during the Montgomery bus boycott. See and touch the scar on the porch from the bomb was thrown at the house. Some of the furniture was actually used by the King family. Guided tour starts with a video.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rittej01 wrote a review Feb 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina102 contributions39 helpful votes
My family stopped in Montgomery on our way from Charlotte to NOLA for vacation, we only planned to do a few things in the city and originally this was not one of them. We decided to stay longer in Montgomery and visit this museum. You first go to the visitor center and watch a short film, then you are taken by a guide to the parsonage next door. The history behind this house is amazing and you can feel it while in the house. Much of the furnishings are original, down to MLK's coffee pot. If you like history and particularly civil rights history, you need to stop by here!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Bearwife wrote a review Dec 2019
Shoreline, Washington1,325 contributions226 helpful votes
Arrive on the hour or arrange in advance for a group tour of this important civil rights site. This is where Dr. King lived from 1954 to 1956 as the pastor of the Dexter Street church, and was the President of the Montgomery Improvement Association, which led the bus boycott after Rosa Parks’ arrest. The parsonage was bombed and subjected to 40 plus telephone death threats during that time too. Down the street is the very important Harris house and behind the interpretive center is a thought provoking garden.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Marie S wrote a review Nov 2019
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If you're my age, this is a nostalgic walk through a house in that familiar 50's decor plus the guided tour we took revealed some facts we didn't know about the MLK family.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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