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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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Address: 251 Montgomery Street, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-241-8661
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This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors...

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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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This small museum starts with a fascinating insight into the people on the bus the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. It does a great job of explaining the bus boycott... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small museum starts with a fascinating insight into the people on the bus the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. It does a great job of explaining the bus boycott and bringing to life the amazing people who risked their lives to desegregate the buses.

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Moscow, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There are two sides with separate admission to each. We paid $37 for our family of 6 to visit the children's side which covers segregation prior to December 1, 1955. We watched a 20-minute video, then went to the 2d floor to read profiles of those involved in events following Rosa Parks' arrest on December 1, 1955. That's it. There... More 

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Thank MrsTwo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Open til 3:00?!?! But you can't get in after 2:00?!?!😡 if you are closing admission at 2:00, then why leave the doors open?!

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always been in awe of Rosa Parks' courage and quiet dignity, but today I was also in awe of the planners of this museum. I have never been in a musuem where you actually felt you were at the scene of the historical event. Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat is "reenacted" in such a way... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Rosa Parks Museum is a record of great bravery and leadership by Rosa Parks. The museum is fabulous for ages 4-104! It is a tribute to all Montgomery Citizens to have such an important museum!

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I very highly recommend this if you are interested in the Civil Rights movement and history. The children's museum is great for adults and kids. The time machine bus is one of the most creative ways I've ever seen a museum present info and I visit a lot of museums. We took a tour with a guide and he knew... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum brings storytelling to life with a video room and then a gallery walk. The tour guide is an expert on telling the facts of the boycott and educating young and old. There are a few artifacts on display in the gallery walk as well. Don't miss it if u are in the area and have an hr to... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very good museum! We recommend that you go for both the children's part and the ordinary and that you take the guided tour (it is so much to read...)

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We only had time to do one side of this museum, so we chose the civil rights side as opposed to the slavery side. It was nice, and the opening exhibits were unique. It only took us about an hour to tour the museum comfortably.

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Louisville, KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Best museum we went to in Montgomery. The museum exhibits framed the events of Ms Parks in a historical time line for us.

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