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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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Address: 251 Montgomery Street, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104
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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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Good museum - a little oldschool

Lige Montgomery itself this Museum seemed a little dead, but just as the city, it opens when you've sent some time there. The museum gives a good understanding of the fight for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lige Montgomery itself this Museum seemed a little dead, but just as the city, it opens when you've sent some time there. The museum gives a good understanding of the fight for civil rights and freedom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent, excellent, excellent! Well planned and will present information that most people did not know. It is good for ages 5-100.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Children's Side was a real treat. I wish I'd brought my four children here when they were younger. I wish I could have brought every student I ever had here too. The "Time Machine" is a must see for kids of all ages!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Rosa Parks Museum recently had a free weekend & my family decided that this was a perfect time to visit. We "took a trip" on the time machine, which was quite interesting. It took passengers back to the pre-Jim Crow era to explain where the term Jim Crow came from and traveled forward to the present. It's a great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated at the site where Rosa Parks was arrested, this is a museum in 2 parts, and the visitor can choose to see one or both parts. Free parking. The first part is in the Children's Annex and is a simulation of Rosa Park's bus, transformed into a time machine and which takes the visitor back to the time of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a great exhibit detailing the bus boycott. When you go, make sure that you know there are two sides museum/ children's wing. There are two different tickets you need. I had not understood that and only got to see one side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another interesting place we visited in the area. We found out more about the civil rights movement and learnt so much.

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the parsonage. Dr. Shirley Cherry was very knowledgeable and engaging! This is a guided tour that starts on the hour. They definitely need to update the film shown at the beginning of the tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum holds an amazing piece of history, but it was unfortunate that the videos were not working during our visit. I felt that the kids missed out on a one in a lifetime opportunity. Being that this museum is representative of a woman who made such an enormous impact on our society, the full experience should be kept up... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waves of multi media doesn't seem to have overcome the Rosa Parks Museum. There simply isn't much but text to read. But the events of those days are of course very interesting. Expect to spend not much more than an hour.

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