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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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Address: 251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
Phone Number: 334-241-8661
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This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors...

This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors Rosa Parks, the African-American woman who, in 1955, sparked the civil rights movement by refusing to give her bus seat to a white man. The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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Fantastic Museum

This place is wonderful. It is a beautiful centre in a very important location, on the site where Rosa Parks famously refused to vacate her seat. The staff are incredibly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is wonderful. It is a beautiful centre in a very important location, on the site where Rosa Parks famously refused to vacate her seat. The staff are incredibly informative and willing to help and the video based exhibitions within are well put together and very detailed and interesting. It is only $7.50 to enter the 1955 exhibit which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you don't have children with you, take the children's segment of the tour. Well worth it. I will do this again with more family members

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a very neat place. It is mostly audio video driven, but provides a great history lesson to anyone. It is informative and educational. Even though it is a very small tour through the museum, it is well worth the experience to go re-live and learn more about a very courageous woman that helped spark equality in America.

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DeLand, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's like stepping back in time and experiencing what this community and the country experienced. This was a great museum.

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The recreation of the arrest of Rosa Parks was not what I was expecting. It was done really well. A lot went on that I didn't know about. My only ding is that while the staff was not rude, they weren't exactly welcoming and friendly either.

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Thank UncleGonzo
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum about Mrs Parks and the birth of the civil rights movement. Small but well presented. The tour starts with a short movie and then you follow the bus boycott.

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Thank Par H
Liege, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were really disappointed to drive all the way to Montgomery and see that the Museum was closed on weekends, contrary to most American museums... And as it is written on the entrance door, no photography is allowed inside the Museum.

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Moberly, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently drove through on a vacation to the beach. We decided to go early so we could visit the museum. My whole family loved it. Such history and so good for my whole family to see. Reading and learning about this in school then bringing it all together was something I know our while family will remember forever.

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Thank thannam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the museum only and found it an overall pleasant experience. The walls were full of interesting information as well as some original letters and documents. I loved the bus re-enactment too. I left much more knowledgeable about the Civil Rights Movement.

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Thank Catriona C
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not sure that I would have had the courage to do what Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King did. This museum is a really comprehensive tour through the Bus Boycott that started it all. Starting in the childrens side, you get on a "time machine" that really tells the backstory of what had been going on in the... More 

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