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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
+1 334-241-8661
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Great for families

This museum has some creative and interactive exhibits that pull visitors into the experience of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
klaner58
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Ok

Im sad to say I really didn't enjoy the museum that much. It was overpriced and the tour there was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alvin G
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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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
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251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has some creative and interactive exhibits that pull visitors into the experience of segregation and the bravery of Rosa Parks and many other heroes. Children will get more out of this museum if their adults help with the reading and explanations. Check out...More

Thank klaner58
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Im sad to say I really didn't enjoy the museum that much. It was overpriced and the tour there was to much reading to do. The exhibits were nice but you have to read so much and I had little kids. It was kinda boring....More

Thank Alvin G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum stands on the site of the old Empire theatre and just steps from the site where Parks was arrested and the revolution began. The story needs to be remembered and shared.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quality of this museum was a surprise. The videos, oral histories, and wax figures were all impressive and engaging. We learned a lot and we have been to many Civil Rights museums. Don’t miss this experience.

Thank MandArooks
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did both parts of this museum. The time travel bus is really a film show which helps to explain the background of the civil rights movement to children. We’re not from USA so found it really helpful. Glad we came to this museum, very...More

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great museum affiliated with Troy U in downtown Montgomery. About a 1 hour experience. Interactive. Good for all ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should go to this museum. It's a fantastic experience - well organised and informative. Would highly recommend.

Thank Chocolateloverlondon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was interesting to have Rosa Parks' and the Bus Boycott Story put in historical perspective. The Time Machine was a cool way to do that. I asked some kids about 7 and 9 if it scared them, and they said no way. The second...More

Thank bearbranchgirl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mind boggling journey during the 50's when race was a terrible thing to deal with in the south and other areas. An experience that makes one wonder. How could this have happened?

Thank rbjatl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved these museums, very well organised. In one, you travel through time in a bus, and in the other, you learn about Rosa Parks' story via a re-enactment in a bus. Very nicely done, this way, my teenage daughter did not loose interest either....More

Thank EdieBreda
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Mary M
June 5, 2017|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
Under $20 for two people.
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Colleen R
May 7, 2017|
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Response from wrider10 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't the actual arrest site. The bus is actually inside the museum . If there is any way you can stay until the next day the museum is fabulous.
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Julissa D
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Deeadrea J | Reviewed this property |
You move at your own pace through many sections. We read everything and it took about 2 hours.
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