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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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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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So glad I saw this!

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... read more

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

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 

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Roseville, California
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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 

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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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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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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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