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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.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

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I was very impressed by this museum and the way it preserved, transcribed and documented a piece of history in the civil rights movement. The museum is only $7.50, which is incredible reasonable. Personally we enjoyed the guided section of the tour and then went back to look more closely at some of the photos and descriptions. Put it on... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I strongly recommend this museum. The tour guide is very informative and enriched the experience. Thanks to an unexpected interactive format, you get to re-live this moment of history. A must-see!

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This museum is a must visit if you are in Montgomery! They take you on a travel through time and you get to remember all the history of Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement in a way that is never "boring"... even for children. We also learned a lot of facts that we didn't know, and we also got... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We went there with the entire family. The kids really enjoyed it as much as we did. This was a very entertaining and interesting. We all learned something while we were there and had a lot of fun. I can highly recommend doing this.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The tour is a sure way to completely understand the significance of Rosa Parks refusing to leave her seat on the bus and the beginning of the civil rights movement. The tour takes you through a series of large rooms, each of which has a video of what was taking place. I particularly liked the mockup of the bus with... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Having grown up in Montgomery, and having known Mrs Parks, this was an awe inspiring experience to be able to enjoy with friends who had never been there before. Great displays

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Rosa Parks museum literally "takes you back" to a different era. This is a greta stop when touring downtown Montgomery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I took my children and a few of their friends for a visit to this museum. The ages were 6-10. I thought it was a great educational experience and it was fun for the kids. They really liked the bus and I think it really brought history to life for them.

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danbenjoseph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is one of the most amazing museums. The interactive displays and the experience is fantastic. This is a must for everybody!!!

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