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Civil Rights Memorial Center

400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
334.956.8200
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Ranked #3 of 36 attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown Montgomery. It includes a great deal of educational... more » Owner description: The Civil Rights Memorial Center is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center in downtown Montgomery. It includes a great deal of educational information about the Civil Rights Movement, a movie about the movement, and a memorial monument. $2.00 admission is charged. « less
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Orlando, Florida
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187 reviews 187 reviews
97 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The museum is small, but full of interesting stories and facts. It is well maintained and the staff is very friendly. They have a 15 minute orientation film. Be prepared to go through security screening upon purchasing your $2 tickets.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

From the time you set foot on the property the experience is great. There's a water monument with important occurences of the civil rights movement and a water wall with a civil right quote. The cost is very nominal to enter (students under a certain age are free). It's not that big but it's filled with soooo much history. I... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The outside features a water memorial designed by Maya Lim that was simply amazing. To get inside you must pay a nominal fee of $2 and go through a metal detector. Once inside there is a excellent movie presentation about civil rights and the memorial. There is also a beautiful electronic wall where you can add your name and pledge... More

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kirkwood, mo
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Of all the Civil Rights monuments, museums, and memorials we visited that week, this one was powerful, subtle, graceful and most thought provoking. The beautiful sculpture outside by Maya Lin and the well-displayed information inside were a lovely preface to the film. The finale where you add your name to the Wall of Tolerance pledging to make an effort in... More

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Milford, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We were passing through Alabama and we had time to stop and picked a few sites to see. So glad we chose this memorial center. It's not a very big museum but it covers all of those that have died for civil rights. It covers each person and provides information on each person. It is a place that EVERYONE should... More

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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203 reviews 203 reviews
70 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Civil Rights Memorial is a small museum and memorial in downtown Montgomery. It is dedicated to those who have died in the struggle for civil liberty and rights. It is a moving experience to visit no matter the color of your skin or your nationality. There is a beautiful fountain and memorial outside the building facing Dexter Ave. The... More

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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

At only $2 a person, it's worth it! They clearly point out every meaningful spot having to do with the civil rights movement that occurred in Montgomery. I couldn't believe some of the significant places that we had just walked by on the way from our hotel. Very small little museum, but it was refreshing.

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I was here once years ago and returned again recently. It made an impression both times. It's not big - neither the "monument: or the museum, but what's here is terrific. The Maya Lin piece is brilliant - the black marble wall with the MLK quote bethond the big round shelf-like black marble wheel on which is inscribed the names... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

AMAZING!!!!!! If I had to capture this tour in one word it would be amazing!!.Captivating..it leaves you wanting more!. First visit to Montgomery Alabama and what a visit it has been. Taking a tour of the Civil Rights Memorial Center was more educational than ANYTHING you will ever learn in a text book simply because this center captures those events... More

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

the place was interesting not a lot of information exhibits rather spread out nice big screen with computer to type your name when you take a pledge to support anti racism

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