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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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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
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A must see

This was definitely the highlight of my visit to Montgomery. It is so well displayed and put together. Very engaging. The children's museum has a very interactive museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was definitely the highlight of my visit to Montgomery. It is so well displayed and put together. Very engaging. The children's museum has a very interactive museum. Compliments to all who work there and their continuing efforts to improve it again and again. A must do while in Montgomery or even in the state of Alabama.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The highlight of our trip to Montgomery had to be the Rosa Parks museum. Brilliantly done from the time machine history lesson (great audio visual experience especially for kids but also for adults) to the walk through of the thirteen month timeline, it brings to life what it must have been like for the black community to live as second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This museum is great! Very well done and worth a stop. The time machine exhibit in the children's section is fun for anyone of all ages. The main bus boycott tour on the other side of the building is great as well, but it is definitely for adults and kids who are a little bit older. All the facilities are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Went on a Saturday afternoon and didn't know what to expect. We took both tours and was very impressed!! You start out on a bus with movies and talking about historic dates in history!! Then u go over to the other side of the museum and it starts with Rosa parks getting on the bus!! Great reenactment a must see!!!

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The museum tells the story of the bus boycott beginning with the arrest of Rosa Parks through the desegregation of the Montgomery bus system. This is a must for visitors who want to learn about the early civil rights struggle. The young man telling the story was knowledgable, articulate, and passionate about the subject.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I visited the museum today with five of my children ages 9-14. We did both sides of the museum. We started off on the children's wing. This is a time machine bus ride where you sit on a bus and travel through time learning about civil right s history. It lasted about 20 minutes. My children enjoyed it. It wasn't... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The time we spent at this museum was informative, memorable, and deeply moving. Unlike other museums that try to overpower their guests with flashy effects, the Rosa Parks museum works by using skillful storytelling and carefully chosen artifacts to help the visitor experience what it was like to live through the Montgomery Bus Boycott. And rather than investing in lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

At first we thought 28 Dollars to be a little on the high side for two things to see. Boy, were we wrong. This is an astonishingly researched place and is absolutely worth to pay the high fee for both places. You'll get a real inside feel for your fee and will be professionally guided in both the Children's Wing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

always heard about Rosa parks but this brought it all to life. the children's side has a bus ride that adults will enjoy too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We went with young kids to this place and they enjoyed a lot. They have a reserved parking lot for visitors.

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Additional Information about Rosa Parks Library and Museum

Address: 251 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-241-8661
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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