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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-241-8661
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Ranked #1 of 31 Attractions 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
Hours:
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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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Roseville, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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100 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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Stuttgart, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great museum to visit especially with your children to share an important time in our American history.

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It was very moving to visit the place where Rosa Parks took her famous stand. The museum has an excellent presentation of both the facts and context of Ms. Park's act of civil disobedience. Our group had an excellent guide who presented everything about the event. It was like living history.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I went with my dad. He is in the picture with Rosa Parks. He fingerprinted her. This was so informative and even more so with my dad. It is so important to know about history.

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Bexley, Kent
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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 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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