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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-8661
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Ranked #4 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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.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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Houston
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The visit of this museum starts with a very well done re-enactment of the famous scene on the bus. A lot of good photos and captions follow. All that suffering to achieve equality!

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globeseeker007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It all started some time in the 1950s when Ms Parks refused to give her seat on the bus to a white man. She was arrested and this led to the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott. Following this the Civil Rights movement took off. The first thing one sees in this museum is a re-enactment of the incident on the bus.... More

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San Diego
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104 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is an interesting museum and is done objectively and professionally. First there is a tour and then you can browse on your own. The tour and the film clips are interesting with a lot of good photos. We were disappointed that we were not allowed to take photos.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Our visit was during a 3 week trip to the deep south to experience the music, civil rights and civil war. We visited this museum having already been to the History Centre in Atlanta, National Civil Rights museum in Memphis an d various ML King Jr sites - which were exceptional! Unfortunately, this museum was a complete let down. We... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I'd been to many museums about the 1960s civil rights struggle in the weeks before visiting this one. Yet I still learned a lot, & was moved that it was situated where Rosa Parks had been kicked off the bus she'd gotten on a few blocks earlier. We started off with the Children's Wing in which you get on a... More

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Well worth the visit. Our docent was very knowledable and informative. She was able to answer some very pointed questions honestly and forthrightly. The only problem is that it is a docent led tour and takes a lot of time.

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Saugus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Rosa Parks Library and Museum is a very wonderful place to visit if you like history. Fascinating items and details if you are in Montgomery

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

have long meant to visit this place. wonderful multimedia presentation and a very knowledgeable docent. knew many of the basics but not exact dates or names. this place helped to pull it all together in my mind. highly recommend.

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Sarasota, Florida
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A great place to learn of the struggle black folks in America went though in a racist 1960s. Educational and worthy of anyones time.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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