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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

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Address: 454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
Phone Number: 334-263-3970
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil rights movement. Steeped in history, this church, where Dr. King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era.

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My husband, daughter and I visited the Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church and it was one of the best tours of an historic site that we have ever been on. We had a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Joni B
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Billings, Montana
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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband, daughter and I visited the Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church and it was one of the best tours of an historic site that we have ever been on. We had a small group that represented different ethnic groups and different parts of the country and our guide took us through the church and made us think and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the tour kind of by accident, but were very happy that we did. Tour guide was wonderfully enthusiastic and friendly, and gave us a lot of interesting information about this historic church. Many of us on the tour knew quite a bit about this history, but even then learned a lot. For younger folks, who only know a... More 

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Thank Andy A
Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good tour...lots of info on the young minister MLK Jr I especially liked the history depicted by the mural. Would have more of a narrative on the young minister based on the interviews with parishners

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Thank porteeS1
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was an unforgettable experience. Wanda, our tour guide was fantastic. She was funny, incredibly welcoming, and hugely knowledgable. We arrived in between tour times, but Wanda gave my family a tour nonetheless. It was truly fantastic. You get up close to the aspects of the church, including Martin Luther Kings office. I can't recommend this tour enough if you... More 

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Thank Louise A
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour guide was amazing. She was not only entertaining but very passionate and knowledgeable about the history of the church and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She was even quick to mention Vernon Johns. If you don't know him, don't feel bad, there isn't much taught on, depending on where you grew up. http://www.biography.com/people/vernon-johns-21402221. This tour was a pleasure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were pleased to find out that our hotel was not too far from this site. Our tour guide was wonderful. So much history! Steps outside and inside church. No elevator. I would recommend this tour for everyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was destiny for Martin Luther King Jr. to have settled into this church and changed the world. Wanda, our guide was knowledgeable and brought a personal touch to this tour. I cried, I got chills, I laughed, and was inspired in this tour. Fulfill your own destiny by visiting this historic American site!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were met by Wanda who was to be our tour guide, outside the church. She began by inviting us to sing with her, which I must admit, took us by surprise. Little did we know that Wanda would be such an inspirational tour guide who was so knowledgable and was able to tell us so much about the life... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To spend a few moments in one of the places where Rev. King studied, preached, and worked was a profoundly moving experience. Hearing the stories as told by the docents, Wanda and Aviva, further shed light on the history of this church and congregation even before Rev. King's time as pastor as well as today. The tour includes time in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was fantastic. She was enthusiastic, welcoming, and knowledgeable. I learned so much and was so glad that I visited. I would definitely recommend the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church to others!

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