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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home
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Owner description: Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.
Torquay, Australia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very moving”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

I visited the Dexter Parsonage Museum & Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, and had the honour of Ms. Cherry as host guide for my visit to Dr. King's residence during his years in Montgomery. The house, within the compact downtown area of Montgomery, is furnished as it was in the 50's, and it is fascinating to walk through - more so because of Shirley's eloquent descriptions of MLK's life and self-doubts during this turbulent period. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Moving Experience - Don't Miss!”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

We were fortunate enough to catch the last tour of the day on a Saturday, and it was an incredible experience. The docent was actually a member of one of Coretta Scott King's activist groups during the civil rights movement. The home is set up exactly as it was when the King family lived there, and during the tour we were able to really see and explore the home - all of the furniture was actually used by the King family. Hearing this woman's perspective on the events of the time period and seeing where many pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement occurred was an experience that shouldn't be missed.

Visited August 2013
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Plano, Texas
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196 reviews
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“Very historic place”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We arrived too early to tour but enjoyed having the opportunity to see the home of MLKJr. It is located in downtown.

Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Absolutely AMAZING”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

You must do this before Shirley Cherry moves on. She is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. Her stories send chills up your spine. Her ability to communicate the time period, the events, and the amazing man that Dr King was will keep you on the edge of your seat. I can not say enough about this amazing Docent.

Visited July 2013
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Deatsville, Alabama
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“"You are unlocking the door"”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

"You are unlocking the same door that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr opened every day." That is what the guide said to us as we unlocked the door to the house. It gave me chills. I have lived in this area for 25 years and I never took the time to stop by this museum until last month. While visiting other civil rights museums around the country, I was drawn to the portrayals of Dr. King sitting at his kitchen table in this Montgomery home, talking to God. If there hadn't been a tour or any other information at this museum, it would have still been a moving experience to stand in that kitchen on South Jackson Street. Fortunately, we got the additional perk of having our tour led by Ms. Cherry, a retired school teacher and just incredible person. I could spend hours listening to her stories. It's a small place but absolutely worth the visit. Tours start on the hour.

Visited June 2013
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