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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-8661
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Ranked #2 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who, in 1955, sparked the civil rights... more » Owner description: This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who, in 1955, sparked the civil rights movement by refusing to give her bus seat to a white man. The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day. « less
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This was such a tastefully done museum with great interactive features and exhibits. The tour guide, Reeba, was fabulous. She was a wealth of knowledge and could answer any question. She also presented the story of Rosa Parks with such enthusiasm and grace.

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

No trip to Montgomery would be complete without learning more about the amazing Rosa Parks. I would recommend visiting The Rosa Parks museum. After an extremely abrupt girl on the reception desk we were shown around the exhibit by a charming and fascinating lady who even took our photo with a Rosa Parks bust at the end of the tour.... More

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Aarau, Schweiz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We took the guided tour through the museum and it was a blast. Just perfectly set, interactively, with all the information you need to know.

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UK
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is an excellent museum with very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The exhibits are well laid out, you start with a short film and then move around the museum with a guide giving information about what happened in the aftermath of Mrs Parks being arrested for not giving up her seat. You are then free to go back around the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A well presented history of an important event in the civil rights movement and the redoubtable Ms Parks. We had a really good chat with the guide after our visit.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Rosa Parks Museum at Troy University is one of the most accessible and well curated history museums I have ever visited. We were transported back to the old South in a time machine bus and watched Montgomery’s history pass by as we traveled through the decades. When we finished the Bus Boycott experience we were thrilled to find Chris... More

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Only fitting that at the very corner that Rosa Parks made history on a bus that they would build a museum for the movement it inspired. It was such a marvelous episode in history that it does take an entire museum to really explain it and they do a great job. The story is amazing, how a group of people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a creative and informative museum. I had not planned to go there but when my cousin took me to the downtown area where so many civil rights historical events took place, it was impossible not to go in. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great museum. We were able to delve a bit deeper into the Bus Boycott of 1955. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and readily answered all our questions. A must see if you are a history buff.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Artifacts include a restored 1955 station wagon, a replica of the public bus on which Mrs. Parks was sitting that day in December 1955, and original historical documents of that era loaned by the City of Montgomery. We had a wonderful guide--thank you Rheba! Guided tour lasted about 1 hour, then we were free to wander back through the exhibit... More

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