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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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tour guide is a gem

MLK pastored at this church from 1954-1960. Wanda, our tour guide, brought those years to life with her impassioned explanations of the civil rights historical mural downstairs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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austin, tx
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austin, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

MLK pastored at this church from 1954-1960. Wanda, our tour guide, brought those years to life with her impassioned explanations of the civil rights historical mural downstairs, the memorabilia in MLK's office and even got us to sing in the sanctuary. I was humbled to be in that space.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best tours ever!! Wanda Battles, tour guide, is fabulous! She is knowledgeable, engaging, warm, and what a great voice. She makes the tour interesting for people of all ages. This is a must if in the Montgomery area.

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wigan u.k.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

what an amazing experience, This is well worth a visit. a lady called Wanda was our guide, what an amazing person with a beautiful singing voice. Very knowledgeable. This is a must if you visit Montgomery

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

W e visited the church for a Sunday service. It was an experience I will always cherish. From the moment we walked in, we were welcomed and made to feel part of the service. I did not get to walk around or tour the church but I would highly recommend attending a service here if you are spiritually inclined. I... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I had read here about Ms Battle and wasn't disappointed. She is a lovely lady with boundless energy who made everyone feel welcome. The site itself is of great historical importance, though in fact there are few historical objects to see apart from the building. One particularly striking object is the lectern at which Dr King gave his speech in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The church guide Wanda was a real gem bringing history alive for us all. Songs and hugs accompanied our tour and we were made to feel truly welcome. I highly recommend this.

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Meeker, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Attempted to see this attraction on two different days and both times it was closed during the middle of the day.

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Benicia, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A very enjoyable tour thanks to the joyful tour guide, Ms. Wanda. Not much to see, but what there is, is amazing. Loved seeing Rev. King's office and pulpit. Ms. Wanda really knows how to tell a story and we were fascinated during our 45 minute tour. The price is a little steep, but the site is historic so you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The tour of the Dexter Avenue Church is really amazing. Our guide was fantastic. Sitting and learning about the Montgomery Bus Boycott and Dr. King's leadership in his church was a terrific experience. You really need to call at least a week in advance about the tour, or fill out the form at least a week or two in advance,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

WOW! What an AMAZING experience it was here! Wanda Battle was AWESOME...she not only was a "tour guide" but also became a friend during our tour to Dexter Avenue. What a privilege to walk and stand where Dr. MLK served this church! The mural downstairs was NICE...they may be missing out on not selling pictures/posters of this mural. If you... More 

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Additional Information about Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Address: 454 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL
Phone Number: 334-263-3970
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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