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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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Dr. King's Home - Little Know Black History Fact

Although we had been to Montgomery before, this was our first visit to the Dexter Parsonage; it was well-worth the visit. Our tour guide, a quite youthful and I would guess 75... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Stafford, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was just kind of ok. Our tour guide was clearly not interested in teaching us about Dr. MLK Jr. When we walked in it was like we were bothering her. Her talk once we were in the home sounded like a broken record that's been played a million times with skips and stuttering. The house itself is just ok.... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Although we had been to Montgomery before, this was our first visit to the Dexter Parsonage; it was well-worth the visit. Our tour guide, a quite youthful and I would guess 75+ tour guide named Ms Margutte, who was a member of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church when Dr. King was the Pastor. She was a part of history and really... More 

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Crestview, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

True history is felt when viewing his home and reading his historical marker! I recommend this to everyone and every child if an opportunity arises to see this in person. Took our 6 year old grand daughter and she was in aww.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were in the area and decided to take a look. The place is nice and well kept. We only had a short time as I said, but as an admirer of his great work I couldn't help but stop and look. All people seeking freedom and an end to hypocrisy should be drawn to this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was a great way to end a day in Montgomery! The condition of the house is truly kept in amazing condition..i never knew that Montgomery had so much history behind it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The parsonage was a great way to start our day of sightseeing in Montgomery and it was cool to see the period furnishings in the parsonage and get an inside look into how Dr. King lived during his time serving in Montgomery.

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Lithonia, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Although this was the home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I totally forgot about his predecessor, Dr, Vernon Johns. Dr. Johns was truly ahead of his time and probably did more to prepare the folks in MGM to think outside the box and what should be. The volunteer is a sweet lady who shared many of the daily experiences... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have been to see the parsonage twice now and have gotten the same tour guide every time. She is wonderful, she shares so many details and stories about not only Martin Luther King Jr but other pastors that lived in the parsonage. it is $7.25 to get in, but the tour guide is a volunteer. You sit in a... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Was very humbling to step back in time to see the home of MLK Jr., decorated in that time period. If you have the time, add this stop to your tour route in Montgomery.

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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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