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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
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+1 334-241-8661
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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Museum does a great job in their exhibits and very detailed in their presentations giving a greater description than ever presented in any classroom. If you have teenagers, take... read more

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Museum does a great job in their exhibits and very detailed in their presentations giving a greater description than ever presented in any classroom. If you have teenagers, take them here to learn the truth of this era in time. If your an adult, more than likely you didn't learn these details in a civil history class. Many things shared... More 

Thank Donald W
Springville, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to feel like you are in the moment when she choose to not give up her seat. You watch it all. Impactful. Well worth the time.

Thank juliestansfieldsmith
Cullman, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was on my 4th grader's field trip agenda and one of the highlights. You get history facts in several mediums. Basically get to watch the bus scene live which is hard to describe but very unique in its delivery. The museum is small and the tour is pretty quick but I definitely recommend it.

Thank Tricia F
Holland, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not to be missed if you are visiting Montgomery, you should do both sides and the Children's Wing does not mean it is for kids. Ross Parks loved children so they named it that.

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Banning, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The '50's and '60's certainly changed the "landscape" of the United States during terrible unrest, that should have been unnecessary - but - at least it put a TERRIBLE PERIOD behind us - but - here we are over 50 years later and there us still unfairness . . . .

1 Thank Charlie F
Suamico, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get an account of Rosa Parks and what she endured during the 1960's Civil Rights movement. You can watch the events on the bus that ultimately led to her arrest. The material is presented with pictures and a unique video of the bus. Pictures of that era and interviews of people complement the tour. Definitely a must see!

1 Thank Carl S
West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very interesting and sobering museum. You go through and watch videos and there are large displays like statues and period-accurate buses that really bring this time period to life and help you to understand the information being presented. This museum explores an important part of Alabama's history and it's an important part of any visit to Montgomery.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this library. I live in Atlanta but visitbmy granddaughters who go to BALDWIN. It is next door. I go super early to pick them up so I can spend time in the library. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The library has the feel of the library I used as a young girl ‼️It is 2 stories and clean... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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Rosa Parks contributions to the civil rights movement were invaluable so everyone should know about her. The museum presents the information in a very entertaining way with part of it happening on a bus with inovative video appearing on the bus windows so you feel like you are witnessing the incident in person.

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Scottsboro, Alabama
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely recommend to visit this museum of American History kn the south. The Children Section is very educational for Kids.

Thank hosskaz

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