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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-8661
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Ranked #2 of 31 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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Bexley, Kent
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The guided tour lasts about 40 minutes, so is just long enough to give you all the details of the famous story, but not so long you'll get sore feet. After the guided tour you're free to stay in the tour area and read all the documents & articles at your leisure. It's nothing huge, just a modest place with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a wonderful guide, who answered questions and engaged in conversation about Civil Rights history and the current climate.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you ever wanted to feel like you were there, then visit this museum because they have done a great job of making the exhibit come to life.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This museum was awesome! It is in two buildings and you "ride" a trolley time machine to go back in time. It talks about slavery in the US. When you go to the next building you are now in the forties/fifties and you get the story of what is was like to grow up in that city being black. There... More

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Lancaster, California
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We took our 8 year old granddaughter and she loved it as well. The children's museum takes you on a time machine ride to the past, which we all loved, and the adult museum was engaging, informative, and really well put together. A wonderful place to learn how standing up for equal rights for all is a very worthy and... More

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montgomery
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've lived in Montgomery for over 15 years and I'm ashamed to say it took company coming from Austin, TX to inspire me to visit the Rosa Parks Museum with them. The museum is nestled in an unassuming corner of downtown across from the Davis theater which usually garners the attention with all the flashy lights. But step into the... More

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited with my two boys, ages 8 & 10. We had read 'Who Is Rosa Parks' so they were very interested when visiting the museum. We visited both the children's portion with the big bus and the main museum. The museum location is right in behind where Bus Boycott occurred.

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Barry, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

what a fanatstic tour. Our guide was hugely knowledge and passionate about his subject.I learnt a lot....some of which i should have really known suchg was the importance of Montgomery and this incident to the Civil Rights movement. Worth going out of your way to visit

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a smaller and low tech museum, but they have created a way to help you really understand the experience of Rose Parks and the boycotters. We all know the highpoints, but this museum really helped to flesh out the details. We were the only people - relatively early on a Tuesday morning - so we had the guide... More

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Carson City, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Small museum but captured the story of Rosa Parks and the beginning of the civil rights movement. Film depicted the bus and Mrs. Parks' defiance of the "law" at the time. Murals and sculpture added to the ambiance of the museum.

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