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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-8661
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Ranked #3 of 37 attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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... more » 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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day. « less
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a creative and informative museum. I had not planned to go there but when my cousin took me to the downtown area where so many civil rights historical events took place, it was impossible not to go in. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great museum. We were able to delve a bit deeper into the Bus Boycott of 1955. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and readily answered all our questions. A must see if you are a history buff.

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Artifacts include a restored 1955 station wagon, a replica of the public bus on which Mrs. Parks was sitting that day in December 1955, and original historical documents of that era loaned by the City of Montgomery. We had a wonderful guide--thank you Rheba! Guided tour lasted about 1 hour, then we were free to wander back through the exhibit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My daughter studied civil rights in 2nd grade this year. This was the perfect stop on our way to Florida to keep the learning going. She admires Rosa Parks as a woman and I love how in her eyes race is no longer an issue. Also, the section with Martin Luther King Jr praying had me in tears.

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ft myers
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A great tribute to Rosa Parks and her contribution to the civil rights movement...also has a lovely gift shop with unique gifts

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum is located downtown Montgomery exactly at the site of the bus stop where Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person. It is modern and loaded with displays and artifacts that clearly detail the events of that moment and provide the basis for building a real understanding and connection to... More

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just delightful. Outside the front door of the Library is the bus stop where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white male. The museum has a mock up of the bus she rode. In each window is a TV screen which depicts what occurred. I found out I did not know many details about this event... More

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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135 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We visited this museum on May 30th. As mentioned on the website you can park on a parking lot of the Troy University next to the museum. You can choose to visit the museum and the Children Wing. The later brings you back in time by a time bus to explain why there were segregation laws. After this you visit... More

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Hilton Head Island, SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was a child in Montgomery when the bus boycott started and remember what the white grownups were saying about it. Coming back to this museum showed me the reality of Rosa Parks's bravery and the organization that was behind the earliest breakthrough in Civil Rights gains. This museum is an essential link in the long chain of the Civil... More

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san diego, california
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This gives the history of Rosa Parks throughout her life and explains the times before, during and after her historical event. It's accomplished through visual effects and a guide which explain all of it well. Innovative props and thought provoking.

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