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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-8661
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Ranked #3 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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.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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Montreal
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

What can I say. The Rosa Parks Library and Museum was the highlight of our trip in Montgomery, AL. Amazing Overall Clever and informative presentation of Ms. Parks's simple act and the effect it had on the civil rights movement. You will also learn about her lonely and impoverished last years. This presentations works for all ages and even 8-12... More

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Creemore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

While in Montgomery, make sure to tour the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. Montgomery itself is in a rebuilding mode, it seems. And I'm routing for it and hoping downtown Montgomery can build itself up. The people are so warm and welcoming. A definite stop while in Alabama.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I agree with a previous reviewer's comments about how friendly and welcoming the people in Montgomery are. We really enjoyed Montgomery and its many attractions. The Rosa Parks Library and Museum was excellent and fun. There are two parts to the facility. One is called the Children's Museum and included a "Cleveland St. Bus" that is an interactive trip back... More

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ARAB, AL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was very interested place. It has great information for kids. Well anyone interested in history.

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Montgomery Village
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't miss the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. Great exhibits and wonderful tour guides take you through Ms. Parks' life, the Montgomery bus boycott, and resulting changes in civil rights. Appropriate for all ages.

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Firstly we loved the city of Montgomery, Alabama. The people are so friendly and helpful... We would definitely go back... The Rosa Parks Museum was definitely worth visiting..She was an amazing person. This museum was laid out well and kept our interest the entire time.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

They have done a great job bringing the period and her contributions to life, with elaborate multi-media exhibits. Be sure to see the "children's" exhibit first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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

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

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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