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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

315 S Jackson St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4407
+1 334-261-3270
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Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.
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315 S Jackson St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4407
+1 334-261-3270
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you have the privilege to have Dr. Shirley Cherry as your tour guide, consider yourself blessed. This wonderful woman is a wealth of information, motivation, and inspiration. Having lived through Jim Crow and knowing many of the people in the area, she brings such...More

1  Thank Melba D
Reviewed 10 November 2017

My parents brought me here when I was little. Next door to this beautiful home is where my aunt lived and I visited once a year and of course visited the Museum, which is very well kept. Please stop in if you are in town...More

Thank Angie G
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

A five- star rating because the staff was so friendly and warm. I also enjoyed all the care they took to recreate King’s house as it was in the 1950s. Our guide had been a member of the church during King’s time there and had...More

Thank na0mic2
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Definitely a great place to visit! First off, the volunteers. These are actually local people, so to them it's part of their local history, so it gives a very different prospective. Second, this is the very place where the bus boycott started and that lead...More

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

When it comes to legendary historical figures, there's a temptation to think we know all there is to know. To visit the parsonage for Dr. Cherry's phenomenal tour is to see beyond dates in a history book and *feel* what Martin Luther King's life and...More

1  Thank Fenderama
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Dr. Cherry's tour of the parsonage was transformational. Her passion brings the events from Dr. King's life alive-you can practically feel his spirit in the room. I will never be able to thank her enough for her service to his legacy. A must visit if...More

Thank Stiffa
Reviewed 31 August 2017

It has been two months since I visited the Parsonage Museum but I will not soon forget the afternoon I spent there learning from Shirley Cherry. The history of the building was as fascinating and stirring as you might expect but the experience as a...More

1  Thank gusgus4
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Had a guided tour around the parsonage during our holiday to the southern states. The home is largely as it was in Dr King's day and as such it is very emotive, atmospheric and promotes reflection. As we toured the different rooms I couldn't help...More

Thank Graham_Derby
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Took the tour guided by Dr. Shirley Cherry, and it was one of the most memorable and meaningful experiences of my life. Walking through the Dexter Parsonage Museum, we saw authentic relics of the King family's lives there, and learned about the courage, character, and...More

1  Thank Amber W
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We have recently completed a road trip, taking in 15 states, stopping in 12 cities, attending 20 museums and completing 14 additional tours. We are unanimous that the highlight of our trip was the Dexter Parsonage Museum and in particular the tour by the unforgettable...More

3  Thank Jonathan E
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29 March 2017|
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Response from rk2005 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if there's a specific way to arrange a private tour, maybe call or email via their website? The place is usually not crowded, and we just happened to be the only ones there at the time. Going on a weekday will... More
Julissa D
20 March 2017|
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Response from LynneCohen | Reviewed this property |
It was just my husband and me. The tour was great and lasted about an hour.
Lisa P
23 February 2016|
Response from Jamia J |
Yes ma'am! We are open Tues-Fri , 10am-4pm and on Sat ,10am-2pm. The tours are by the hour .