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

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We visited this property on March 20. The highlight of the visit was our guide who was a member of Dexter Ave Baptist church at the time Martin Luther King served there. Her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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New London MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited this property on March 20. The highlight of the visit was our guide who was a member of Dexter Ave Baptist church at the time Martin Luther King served there. Her insight and experiences of the times made this visit very special.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We enjoyed going to the Parsonage museum. I went with my 8 year old daughter right after visiting the Rosa Parks museum. It was very interesting to hear about MLK's house being bombed while at the Rosa Parks museum and then go see the actual house that was bombed. The guide (which we arranged ahead of our trip) was very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I grew up in a house just like the MLK house so I wasn't that impressed by the stuff in the house. I also had seen a typewriter and old books so that didn't impress me. I was impressed that he had a special phone that the president could call him. The SELMA movie accurately depicts the MLK house.

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

This was a neat opportunity. One not to be missed while in Montgomery. If you are planning a visit, know that you cannot just show up. You need to email the museum and make a reservation. Took them a few days to reply to my request. But we felt the hassle was worth it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very inspirational and moving. A definite must see while visiting Montgomery. It was very authentic and educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The overall experience was good. But the tour guide michelle needs a little bit more education, on what she's talking about. Even though she started in May of last year she needs to know more about the history . other than that, it was good!!

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

You step in this home and it just takes you back. You can feel his presence, almost like he never left. I love the way that they tried to keep everything the way that him and his wife most likely had everything. Michelle our guide that we had was absolutely amazing. When telling us everything, she explain what was Authentic... More 

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Roseville, California
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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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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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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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