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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: Leisure education, Group tours/walking tour
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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Miss Wanda!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This tour is worth the fee paid. The tour guide was so friendly and talented-she is even a singer and we had to join with her to sing This Little Light of Mine. Dr. Martin Luther King is a person to be admired and celebrated!

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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First off, this place can't be rated, but it gets five "Owl Eyes" because of its historic significance which cannot be missed. Dr. King pastored here for 6 years before doing work in the basement office of this church with other civil rights leaders on what would become the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Rosa Parks boarded the bus just blocks west... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

But I was able to view this great historical church where ML King preached from the outside. It is 125 years old and has great architecture

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We followed the Selma to Mongomery trail and unfortunately the Dexter Avenue church and the Capitol building were not open when we got to Montgomery. While I would have loved to go through the church, I'm thrilled that I was able to see it. It is a beautiful church within steps of the Alabama state capitol building - just the... More 

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Wanda, was our tour guide for the church and gave us a great educational experience. She makes everyone who visits the church feel so welcome and happy to be there. Great time :)

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Chardon, OH
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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 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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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 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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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.

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