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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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Address: 251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-241-8661
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Description: This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa...
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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
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A must to visit

This has a great deal of history and a must to see. What a story! A remarkable woman who knew when to stand her ground. It is too bad this event took place in history but we are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Midland, Georgia
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Midland, Georgia
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242 reviews 242 reviews
20 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This has a great deal of history and a must to see. What a story! A remarkable woman who knew when to stand her ground. It is too bad this event took place in history but we are better for it as a country.

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Brooklyn, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very informative museum about the life of Ms. Parks. When Ms. Parks said no to the bus driver because she was just as tired as everyone else little did she know she had just started a "movement".. Well worth the visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We really loved it. The exhibit is very unique and helps put you back in time. There are also other exhibits to check out, including a fantastic collection of paintings with famous civil rights figures.

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Maryland, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

This museum was AMAZING!!! There was a short tour and you can't take photos but the experience was something I will never forget.

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San Antonio Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I It was amazing to relive through that time and relating to now how some things are still happening. I'm going to come again so I can visit everything including the march from Selma. The bus, MLK. and Rosa ETC. I feel so blessed My visit was during the Baltimore riots

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Greenville, South Carolina
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616 reviews 616 reviews
154 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you are a senior you best have your AARP Card in hand and not a copy on your Smartphone like other places take. Also if you were in the military you best have proof. I was stationed at Fort Mcclellan in Anniston, AL but never carry anything with me so I could not get a senior or military ticket... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Small, compelling museum that brought the civil rights movement and its personalities to life. Lots of original documentation and a very cool video presentation screened through a city bus from the 1950s.

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Madison, South Dakota
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332 helpful votes 332 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This museum does a great job of presenting Rosa Parks' story as if you are reliving it. In the first part of the exhibit you "watch" her interactions on the bus as if you are standing next to it looking through its windows. Children who have have learned her story in school will gain a huge appreciation for it by... More 

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Was very interesting, and informative. Like the way they gave information. The time capsule bus was nice, could make sure it's kept cleaned

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Washington, DC
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153 reviews 153 reviews
38 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a nice museum and they have done a good job of capturing the history. It does have a modest entry fee and you can cover it in about 45 minutes.

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