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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

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Address: 454 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL
Phone Number: 334-263-3970
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Leisure education
Description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick...
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.
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Lovely tour guide

We are from the UK & turned up at 4:00 pm, the church was closed but Wanda the tour guide opened up for us & let us have a look around & take some photos, she is a wonderful kind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was cool to see this church and learn about its role in the civil rights movement. We didn't get to go inside, but it was a good stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We are from the UK & turned up at 4:00 pm, the church was closed but Wanda the tour guide opened up for us & let us have a look around & take some photos, she is a wonderful kind person who made our visit to Montgomery very special, god bless her.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Wanda was an amazing tour guide, giving first hand information about the church and it's history. It was amazing to be able to stand at the same pulpit that MLK Jr. preached from. The insight and history was delivered with enthusiasm and excitement, even to hold my teenagers' attention!!

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Cork, Ireland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Just back from our trip to the States and the Deep South. We accidently came across this excellent visitor experience around 10am on a Saturday morning in Montgomery Alabama. Wanda is such a brilliant tour guide and really gets everyone involved, the tour and history we learned were a rare treat and totally unplanned part of our US trip. In... More 

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Spencer, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Wanda our tour guide was inspirational and informational She told the story of Martin Luther King Jr with such passion. She had us singing, crying, sharing stories and it was my favorite part of visiting Montgomery AL

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Washington, DC
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38 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It was great to see this church with so much history. It is very near the capital buildings right on the main road and it was easy to park and take some pictures.

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Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were on our way to New Orleans with little time to spare but my family took a detour off the highway early one evening so I could at least see the church. My 5 minute stop there was worth it. This is the only church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was senior pastor, and it played a critical... More 

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New London MN
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were fortunate to visit this church about ten minutes before the next tour. The tour guide did a magnificent job of making the visit entertaining and informative for both children and adults. A mural on a wall in the basement gave a good overview of the entire Civil Rights movement and the significant individuals involved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We visited Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and Miss Wanda led us on an amazing tour. She just didn't show us things she made it so personal. It is so much more than just a tour of the church where Martin Luthor King Jr. Preached.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I was attending a Girl Scout meeting the first time Dr. M. L.King, Jr. was bought to visit Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. I lived not too far from his Montgomery office, and often volunteered time there addressing envelopes, filing and answering the phones.

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