We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Address: 454 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL
Phone Number: 334-263-3970
Website
Improve this listing
96%
Ranked #4 of 32 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil rights movement. Steeped in history, this church, where Dr. King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era.

Hotels near Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Write a Review

67 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    18
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
52 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

See a piece of history and imagine what life was like back in the 50s and 60s. A one of a kind place to visit when you are in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chardon, OH
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I wanted to take my family to see Martin Luther King's church and Rosa Park's bus stop. We were on our way to a vacation from our home in Chardon, OH to Rosemary Beach, FL. On a hot mid-August 2014 day we stopped at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Church and I went up to the front doors to peak in.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burnley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
69 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A small unassuming red brick church that was once where Dr Martin Luther King Jr served as a pastor. Located nearby to the Civil Rights Memorial Centre. I didn't go on a guided tour, I visited on my own and had a walk around the outside of the building, I didn't go inside. The church has so much history and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sarasota, Florida, United States
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our guide Wanda was AMAZING. She put some kind of spirit into you. She has one of the most upbeat personalities and the brightest smile. It was an honor to be in the church that Dr. King worshiped in. To know that such a man preached in this very church was just touching.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I was overcome with joy to be on the church MLK Jr. preached in and started the Monthomery bus boycott! Wanda out tiur guide was caring, kind, and provided a wealth of information and history! She walked us through a timeline of civil rights events that was drawn on the wall! Well worth it! My moment was holding hands with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roseville, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We arrived at 1:30 and were disappointed to see that tours were on the hour. But, no problem! Wanda Battle greeted us and welcomed us immediately into the church Dr. King served as pastor. The tour of his office began immediately and was personalized by Wanda with stories told with warmth and heart. When we went into the church itself... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visiting from Ga. This is a must see. I was fortunate enough to have a one on one tour with this special lady. She was so knowledgeable about everything.I must say looking at where Rev. King office was located I felt a peace come over me..Beautiful church and the pews were the original ones from when the church opened its... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orland Park, Illinois
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
100 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I intended to enter the church for a few minutes to capture a few photographs of the interior of this historic structure. The front door was locked, but a sign indicated that the next tour would begin at 1 pm (in ten minutes). Tours were available that day for at least five different time slots. I came back at 1... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I'm very glad we did this tour. Not only did we see the sanctuary, but also Martin Luther King's office and a beautiful mural depicting important steps toward equality. Our tour guide, Wanda, is a lovely person and so friendly. She presented the information in such an interesting way and I learned so much.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You can feel the history that was made and started by just sitting quietly. Another must stop on the Civil Rights tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church also viewed

 

Been to Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?