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It's a pretty fountain

Not much parking, there is a restaurant we like to eat in there, but almost no parking. Wish they... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Martinaatyahoo
Informational Walking Self Guided Tour!

I liked this place because all the history that surrounds it. They have these nice signs... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
R2_Ramirez
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San Antonio, Texas
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Historic area of the Civil Rights Movement.
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1 Court Sq, Montgomery, AL 36104-3544
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Not much parking, there is a restaurant we like to eat in there, but almost no parking. Wish they would work on that. The fountain is pretty but nowhere to park.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

I liked this place because all the history that surrounds it. They have these nice signs throughout the sidewalks that tell us the history of the events that took place and that area and that changed today's United States of America's Culture. It's mindboggling such...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This has a lovely old fountain and is near a gigantic new fountain. Many places to sit and enjoy the scenery. Great photo opportunities!

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Reviewed November 25, 2017

We were first attracted to the square by the wonderful fountain in tne middle of the roundabout. However, we were soon reading all the many fantastic boards which are full of information about the history of Montgomery and references to the slave trade. I just...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

Stand next to the fountain in this square at the base of Dexter Ave. A slave market used to occupy that spot. On one side of the plaza stands the building where the telegram was sent that ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter and began...More

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Site of the former slave markets, this fountain provides a central point for streets of Montgomery and a beautiful view up the hill to the Capital

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

This square is alive with history. The telegram order to start the bombardment of Fort Sumter was sent from a building on the square. Rosa Parks boarded her famous bus ride from this square. You can see the State Capital from this square.

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

Learning the history of Montgomery, this is actually the historical landmark of a slave auction block. Was very sobering.

Thank SYoung2017
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

The Fountain, ( the Square) , is a historic landmark of Montgomery. It indicated the hub of industry and market , for decades as the focal point of Commerce Street. The fountain remains a work of art, and a meeting place for various activities down...More

Thank West M
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Reviewed December 23, 2016

The square in the center of Montgomery is a microcosm of the history of the south. At the center of the square is a fountain, which had, before the Civil War, was the location of the slave auctions in Montgomery. As you look up the...More

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