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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 36 attractions in Montgomery
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.
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Atlanta, GA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The Rev. Richard Smith gave us a wonderful, informative tour. Very moving. Don't miss this when you are in Montgomery!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stopped in Montgomery on our way to Florida for Spring Break. We only got to view the outside of the home and see the spot where the bomb actually hit the porch (there's a marker) because you have to call to view the museum. Also call to view the Dexter Avenue Church museum. There's also a house a few... More

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Bronx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Yes, we have all heard the story of Dr. King, but a visit to his home will really "bring home" both the humanity and the bravery of this incredible American hero. A must while in Montgomery!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

We just toured the parsonage where MLK stayed as he was a pastor of Dexter Community Church. We are humbled by the bravery of Dr. King. A touching tour and a great lesson for our children. Our guide, a retired teacher, did a fabulous jobs sharing history from her point of view.

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kirkwood, mo
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14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our dear guide, a retired schoolteacher, was a member of the congregation when Dr King preached at the Dexter St Baptist Church. She brought the tour a lot of credibility. My husband and I were alone with her on the tour and I was close to tears several times as she explained the importance of this particular site. When the... More

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Elon College, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Ms. Shirley Cherry guided Elon University's Leadership Fellows through the Dexter Parsonage and this was a trip that will not be forgotten. The home was gorgeous and felt as if Dr. King himself was about to walk back through the front door at any minute. Ms. Cherry makes you feel like you are part of the history of the home... More

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Redlands, California
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70 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Over several days we visited Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthplace and Ebeneezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, then visited Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, then the Dexter Parsonage. This combination was very powerful, working together, in helping change many of my perceptions about the civil rights movement. Of all these places, I felt like this tour helped me to understand how difficult... More

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NYC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I had the great opportunity to visit the Parsonage on MLK day, what wonderful timing. The house is nicely preserved. Though people lived in the house after King, they brought it back to approximately how it was during his residency. Be aware, however, that many of the decorations were not King's but are simply period-appropriate. My guide was nice but... More

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Minneapolis
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

There are few people who can hold the attention of twenty eight eighth graders for over two hours. Ms. Shirley Cherry is one of them. The Dexter Avenue Baptist Church Parsonage is the highlight of our annual Civil Rights trip for our students. Ms. Cherry interacts with the students on a personal level providing her sage advice and instilling in... More

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Baker, Louisiana
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This was a beautiful trip back in time to see how much of the original contents of the parsonage have been preserved. There was some of the evidences of the negative instances that took place at the parsonage also. It touched my heart to actually see some of the things in and around the parsonage.

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