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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

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Address: 309 S Jackson St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4407
Phone Number: 334-261-3270
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.

Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.

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This tour moved me to tears more than once. Our tour guide, Dr. Cherry, is a well informed, warm, wonderful storyteller who adds much of her own experience to the story of Dr... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
shehall
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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tour moved me to tears more than once. Our tour guide, Dr. Cherry, is a well informed, warm, wonderful storyteller who adds much of her own experience to the story of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. I learned about the pastor before Dr. King who helped to set the stage for the Civil Rights Movement in Montgomery.... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dr. Cherry is a fantastic guide. She knows the history of the era and brings it alive! She is personable, engaging and can even quiet a crying toddler!

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

This was my first time in Montgomery Alabama and I was wowed from the moment I went into the Dexter Parsonage Museum. Dr. Cherry and Dr. Valda Montgomery were absolutely wonderful they have a wealth of knowledge between the both of them. The best part is they treat you like your one of the family very courteous. You can see... More 

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Montgomery al
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a quick tour on my visit to the home. The house is well done and gives you the feeling that I lot of history was kept.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more than just a tour or a historic visit, it is an encounter with a wonderful woman who brings alive the story and spirit of Martin Luther King and leaves you feeling challenged to be a person of character, who can stand firm in the face of diversity. We think this tour should be mandatory for anyone visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Valda, and Shirley were so amazing. Such beautiful people inside and out; they treated us like family. They do an excellent job of keeping MLK's legacy alive. Valda hosted our tour through the house MLK and his family lived while a pastor at Dexter Baptist Church. Valda shared her personal stories as a child growing up next to the house... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dr Cherry is simply inspirational. Fact. I read the reviews and thought maybe they were generous, but take it from me. They are spot On. We've been doing a tour of the South now for ten day, including Graceland and this was by far the best tour. Not only that, it's so inexpensive. The price does not reflect the quality... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So informative and moving to tears. The staff is extraordinary and knowledgeable . I will return with more family members.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide Shirley Cherry was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the subject of our tour and she made our time at the Parsonage Museum very rewarding. The house is maintained as it was when Dr. King and his family lived there and Ms. Cherry allowed us to feel like we were going back in time and the history of... More 

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

I'm not exaggerating when I say this is probably the best historical site tour I've ever taken. The house itself is great, but the tour guide, Dr. Cherry, gives insight that is priceless. She is passionate about what she is doing and has experiences, personal knowledge, and relationships with the people associated with the parsonage that make this tour exceptional.

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