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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

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Address: 315 S. Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone Number: 334-261-3270
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Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.

Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.

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Understanding Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King was a newlywed when he moved here with his family, starting his first job as a paster. It was remarkable to see the simple but elegant house where he lived... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Martin Luther King was a newlywed when he moved here with his family, starting his first job as a paster. It was remarkable to see the simple but elegant house where he lived, the study where he must have written hundreds of sermons, and the kitchen where he had his epiphany about leading the civil rights movement. Thanks to those... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful visit!.This is a must see in conjunction with the Dexter Street Church. The modest home is decorated with furniture that was typical of the 1950s. The Kings' occupied the parsonage from 1956-60 and much of their furniture and houseold goods are displayed in the house. There are pictures inside that are not generally seen. The front porch... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So humbling to be here. What he did for a nation to heal. We need someone like that again. Got they're late...The museum closed at 2pm on Saturday so couldn't go inside. Didn't realize the house was so large.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent opportunity to experience Dr MLKs life and times in the Montgomery area. The tour is very educational and informative and Ms Foley is a walking treasure who knew MLK. Venzetta McFarland will educate with her story telling tour and is a subject matter expert in my opinion. She also had the privilege of attending his rallies... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We looked on their website and saw nothing that indicated it was closed. When we got there, and went up to the front, there was a sign that said closed for repairs. Disappointed

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Milton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

This is a nice complement to the Dexter Avenue Church tour. We had a very informative tour and appreciated the historical nature of where we were. The house and furnishings bring you back to that place and time. Well tended and well run.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My granddaughter was able to walk the steps that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his family walked. She was really inspired.

Review collected in partnership with Baymont Inn & Suites

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Cincinnati
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The museum is interesting to browse through and there is an informative film clip. But you didn't need to take the tour of Dr. Martin Luther King's home to get the Dr. King's message. Dr. King's home is a normal home of the 50's - 60's furnished with normal items from that period. Nothing special about the home except for... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited Dr. Martin Luther King's home on a Monday sign said they were closed, however someone walking by said the we renovating the house inside as well. Beautifully kept property, signage outside explaining the heritage. Well worth the stop if your in the area.

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panama city, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

My kids are big history buffs so they wanted to go by and see this we drove by it first and had to turn around we didn't pay to go in but was still neat

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