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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Address: 251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-241-8661
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Ranked #1 of 60 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Owner description: This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa Parks, the African-American...
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Type: History museums, Museums
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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

There are aspects of the museum which are very interesting but we found the guided tour rather tedious, the lady showing us round was loath to let us ask any questions there is lots to see and we would have rather been left to our own devices and we felt rather intimidated by the occasional applied implication that we had... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited the Rosa Parks Library and Museum as well as the children's wing. We were very happy with the museum portion which is essentially a guided tour with multimedia displays as you go through the museum. There are very few artifacts to see however, just to set your expectations right. The multimedia portion was well done and the tour... More 

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Albany, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I drove two hours from Dothan to visit the Rosa Parks museum and i must say that it was very educational. I thought i knew about Mrs. Parks, but there was plenty of information to gather that i did not know. I really enjoyed myself and will come back with some family members as well. The museum sits across from... More 

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We spent a couple hours here this morning. As recommended we started at the children's exhibit before going through the general section. It was a great experience. They have done a superb job of telling this story. The movie of Rosa Parks on the bus, seen looking into the bus from the outside was extremely moving - I literally felt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This museum not only describes Rosa Park's life and contribution to the Civil Rights, but how life was for African-Americans in Montgomery during this huge moment in U.S. history. Definitely recommend going. This is one of the best Civil Rights museums in the South.

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Mableton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

As the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement", Rosa Parks is a revered person. This museum does an excellent job of getting the visitors to better understand the struggles of that time as well as the pressure on this young lady. It also provides a lot of the behind the scenes information that is not well known.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our tour guide was very good. It was a small museum but worth the visit! Discounts available with ID such as Military, AARP, Alabama Student

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I very much enjoyed being informed more than what I was in school about what actually transpired that day. It hurts to see what people have went through back in those days.

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

These cutting edge exhibits take you back with the sounds and voices of the bus riders who were humiliated every day they rode the segregated buses. The bus Rosa Parks rode that day is fully recreated with voices and images. This museum is meant for teenagers to senior citizens. There is a full children's museum next door.

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Sometimes I get tied of reading signs while walking through museums. This was not an issue at the Rosa Parks Library and Museum. I planned to be inside the museum for 30 minutes or so--and ended up spending two hours at the site. The museum is divided into three experiences. First, I watched a short video about what life was... More 

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