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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

Address: 315 S. Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-261-3270
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Ranked #3 of 31 Attractions in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.

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Roseville, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had a personal tour of the parsonage by a museum employee on a slow December day. Seeing his desk...with Gandhi's picture on the wall said it all. Going up the front steps you see the indentation where the bomb hit...with 10 day old Yolanda King in the house with her mother.

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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

So much history in one place. You can almost here Martin Luther King Jr. speaking. One stop on the Civil Rights trail you have to make.

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Saugus
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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