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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

Address: 454 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL
Phone Number: 334-263-3970
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Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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.

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Roseville, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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 

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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 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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116 reviews 116 reviews
100 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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.

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charlotte, nc
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44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Dexter Avenue Church is literally in the capital of the Alabama capital as it is one block away, but it is an amazing historic site. Within this small, brick church, the Civil Rights Era activities in Montgomery were organized. If walls could talk!

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Carson City, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I was here for the Morris Dees Legacy Fund dedication and the church was overflowing. Just being in the building where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached was an honor. I was surprised that his church was literally only one block from the Alabama State Capitol.

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Saugus
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church is another important building during the Civil Rights Movement. I never thought I would get a chance to see it, but I did and it was great

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Sarasota, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
75 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

MLK's church - a worthy view but pretty much nothing out of the ordinary..If you want a guided tour of the church, don't expect the doors to be open....

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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We loved our visit to the Church MLK jr pastored in Montgomery. Wanda Battle gave us a wonderful tour and made it very personal. The mural in the basement is beautiful and the sanctuary was gtreat to see. Definately worth the time

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