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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

315 S. Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
334-261-3270
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Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.
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Saugus
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Great to be in a piece of history. Montgomery is a nice city to visit. Take the trolley to see Montgomery.

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Montreal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It was surreal being here and the tour guide was excellent! The museum is quite modern, with films and all sorts of features. I liked the design and make up. Ms. Shirley Cherry was our Tour Director. What a fine lady and brilliant woman! We even got a homework! Every hour on the hour there is a video followed by... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We really enjoyed seeing the home of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. It was amazing to see the home as it would have been in the 1960's. Our tour guide did a great job of showing us the background as well as having had a personal connection to the home. Not only a historical experience but a spiritual one too

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Arkansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As an adult you can appreciate the experience and being able to see the kitchen where Dr. King did much of his thinking and reflection. It can be very hot in the summer time.

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I did the whole tour back in December, 2012, but this time I came after it was closed in the evening and just walked around. It's a place of nearly religious value to me given that this was MLK's first job and he was thrust into the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Civil Rights movement soon after he moved here... More

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our guided tour was with a wonderful woman who was and still is a member of the congregation where Dr. M.L.King was the pastor. She was very knowledgeable and interesting. She made history come alive.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our tour guide was great and gave a more detailed look at what happened with MLK and what happened when he lived in this house. We got to see inside his house that included a lot of the same furniture that was there when he still lived there. Good history.

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Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

There are many of the original furnishings from when the Kings lived here. It was great to see his study and the dining room where so many leaders of the movement met. There is a mark on the front porch from when the house was bombed by the KKK. The tour starts with a movie which was ok. The tour... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have taken the tour twice now and each time you get a very detailed tour for the home but also of the history for Montgomery during the time of the King's called Montgomery home. It may be a bit long and drawn out for small children. You can't take pictures and there is no place to sit down during... More

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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193 reviews 193 reviews
135 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We visited the museum this museum on May 3th. In the back of the museum you will find the parking. Every hour on the hour there is a video followed by a guided tour of the house. The house is partly restored with furniture that belonged to Martin Luther King when he lived in this house. Unfortunately you are not... More

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