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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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Let this lady take you.

We booked the visit whilst in Australia before our visit to Montgomery. We had stayed out of town and easily found free parking close enough to the church. About 5 blocks north of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Steve P
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Clontarf, Queensland
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Clontarf, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We booked the visit whilst in Australia before our visit to Montgomery. We had stayed out of town and easily found free parking close enough to the church. About 5 blocks north of the church is an area called Old Alabama Town, it has lots of on street free parking. Waiting to greet us was a lady called Wanda, I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good -- but Montgomery needs to do more or visitors coming to learn about the civil rights movement. Atlanta is stealing the thunder -- when it actually happened in Montgomery.

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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Though my family and I expected a short sweet to her address still active church, we received much more. Miss Wanda shared with us all that Martin Luther King Jr. embodied. Through song and prayer all barriers between strangers were broken. Ms Wanda did a wonderful job of sharing facts and history. Dr. King would be proud to have witnessed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Al these reviews are on point saying Ms Wanda is what makes this tour so worth it. She has a tremendous personality and really loves teaching on this tour. Those who have low reviews because they couldn't get in shouldn't be considered true reviews.

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a neat piece of history, but if you've read the other reviews you'll see that the guide Wanda is what brings this place to life. She took an interest in learning about different people on the tour, and puts so much effort into what she does. A few of us got to chat with her afterward and she... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We took the first tour of the day and it was a joy to meet Wanda and an honor to stand where Dr King stood.

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Milano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A piece of important history of the United States, but I found closed. Apart from that, I do not share anything, that in places with spiritual purpose (and in this case also the historical and social) will have to pay to enter. In any case it is worth going there and if you are more fortunate than me and you'll... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful architecture of red brick with a marble corner stone. The glass is amazing. Situated right downtown.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited and were shown around by Wanda who was an absolute delight. A definite must see if you are in Montgomery.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

What a great experience. Our tour guide was awesome. We were even allowed to sit in the same chair MLK sat when he wrote his sermons. This church welcomes all with open arms. A wonderful experience!

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