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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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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
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This is a must see, not to hard on the pocket book. My 8 year old totally lived all of it even the adult side. The guided tour was awesome, the guide had all kinds of knowleg... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must see, not to hard on the pocket book. My 8 year old totally lived all of it even the adult side. The guided tour was awesome, the guide had all kinds of knowleg. Hats off to Troy Unvisity they did a amazing job with both sides of the museum. Even if your Just an adult do... More 

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A walk through the Civil Rights Movement from the 1800's through the Montgomery bus Boycott. A must see. The presentation, video, and chorgraphy were excellent. the Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Meeker, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This attraction will take a few hours to see everything. Very good displays and there are 2 different parts that contain videos one of which is very amazing for children on a bus ride that is animated.

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Benicia, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The museum is two museums in one. A "regular" side and a children's side. The kids' side is simply a simulated bus ride which explains the events which led up to the Montgomery bus boycott. If you don't have kids with you, skip it. It's not worth it for adults. The "adult" side is a wonderful museum which tells the... More 

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Perth
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

You probably think you know the story of Rosa Parks, at least the headline, but there is so much more. This wonderfully presented, interactive and detailed museum puts you on the bus, on the day and days that followed. A fabulous explanation of some pivotal events and times.

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Bolingbrook, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Most people have heard about Rosa Parks "The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement." This museum located on the Troy University Campus. I thought I knew everything about Rosa Parks and found that information was more fiction than fact. Great experience presented in an interactive format. Great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went here after a business meeting and had to say it was a humbling experience! Loved how they captured the history and how they showed the police reports on quilts!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Rosa Park's story is much more complex than most people realize and this museum tells it well. The use of digital/video depictions helps you visualize that moment in time when Rosa refused to give up her seat, and what it meant. Well worth a visit for all who truly want to understand America's painful break from slavery and repression the... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There are 2 museums side by side. Do both. This is a stunning experience. I learned so much. In review having visited many of the civil rights museums in the south. This was the best.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The children's exhibit was shorter than we hoped, but the main museum made up for it. The younger kids (4 & 6) got a little bored, but we kept them entertained. The older kids (9 & 15) really enjoyed it and wanted to continue reading more afterwards.

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Additional Information about Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Address: Address: 251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-241-8661
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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