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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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Arkansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
120 helpful votes 120 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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Livingston, Alabama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Although the museum was closed today, just thinking about the historical significance of this place was awesome. My wife and I would like to make a return trip during normal hours. Lots of cool things to see in this area.

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new jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

this was the house where MLK lived as a young preacher and new father. he was allowed to live here as the pastor of the dexter baptist church - and you MUST go here and see where he and Coretta lived with the first child and made the second!

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Hillsboro Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had a personal tour of the parsonage for some men who were chosen to lead the Dexter Ave. Church. The most famous was MLK Jr. We really enjoyed the tour as the church members did an excellent job of maintaining the home in the way it was when MLK lived there with his young family. It is a must... More

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