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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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
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Kids and adults will enjoy this historic museum, which you can see all of in about 1 hour -- unlike the British Museum which takes 1 lifetime.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Kids and adults will enjoy this historic museum, which you can see all of in about 1 hour -- unlike the British Museum which takes 1 lifetime.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

great place to relive a little African American history. Great place for family and friends of all races

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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

As a visitor to the US, I found this very informative and moving to see how small minded and brutal the daily oppression was. Thoroughly recommend.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited during a quick stop in Montgomery. The staff is incredibly friendly and parking free. The virtual bus ride through time is unlike anything else I've ever experienced - truly powerful. The museum provides a real and detailed experience into the life and times of Ms. Parks, Reverend King, Jr. and many other civil rights leaders. Everyone should visit... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Pretty good historical reenactment of bus ride. Authentic historical documentation of actual arrests and court proceedings. I was moved to see the original copy of Rosa Parks arrest documents.

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Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This Museum is a must see on your trip to Montgomery. It is very focused on Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. and brings an important moment in American history alive. You will never forget your visit.

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Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited on Saturday, August 8, 2015. The lady at the front desk was amazing. She explained things and guided us into the orientation room. Once there, you watch a brief movie before moving forward through the museum. Bring your teenagers, they should know the courage and determination to overcome discrimination. So glad we stopped on our way to Fort... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The tour guides are as always excellent, knowledgeable and keen to answer questions. Lots of interesting exhibits including a bus.

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Milano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Montgomery does not offer many attractions, but the Rosa Parker Library is still worth seeing. The tourist information are not always precise and therefore it is best to check location and good times.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A friend and I visited this museum this week. On my last visit to Montgomery three years ago, this museum either wasn't built yet, or perhaps I just missed it, but was thrilled to make it there this time. There are two wings, a Children's wing and a wing focused on the bus boycott. We visited the latter. There are... More 

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