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Top Attractions in Montgomery

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Interactive museum chronicling African American history, from slavery to Civil Rights, with immersive exhibits and a focus on racial justice.
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Memorial and museum dedicated to the history of racial injustice. Includes poignant installations and educational exhibits for reflection on a somber chapter of American history.
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Historic home and museum with guided tours by relatives of Martin Luther King Jr., showcasing the late 50s era and civil rights history, plus a quaint gift shop.
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Interactive museum with self-guided tours that animate the Civil Rights Movement and the pivotal Montgomery Bus Boycott, highlighted by multimedia exhibits and a historic 1950s era bus.
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Historic Baptist church with a deep connection to the Civil Rights Movement, offering guided tours through its archival basement and the office where Dr. King once served.
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Historic museum set across from the Capitol, displaying 19th-century architecture, Civil War memorabilia, and Jefferson Davis artifacts. Features self-guided tours and period furnishings.
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Interactive safari adventure with guided wagon tours, feeding experiences with giraffes, camels, and bison, and a walkable area for personal animal encounters.
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Clean, well-kept zoo with a variety of animal encounters, including a petting area and museum. Features a playground and the flexibility to bring outside food.
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Self-guided tours through a historic capitol building with informative pamphlets, featuring murals, a rotunda, and museum shop for local souvenirs.
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  • Penny L
    Eggleston1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning. The most brilliantly curated and moving museum I have ever visited, heartbreaking in its unflinching evocation of the unimaginable suffering wrought by slavery and its sequelae. And yet it is also inspiring and uplifting to witness the equally unimaginable courage and resolve of those who stood against injustice and oppression. I urge my fellow White Americans, especially, not to avoid this museum as "too depressing." Clinging to willful ignorance, defending our personal innocence and refusing to come to grips with our country's tragic and complex racial history will never bring us peace or reconciliation. When we face the truth together, though we cannot heal the past, we can understand our present and create, at last, that more perfect union that Lincoln urged us to build.
    My 86-year-old mother and I walked through part of the lynching memorial with an African-American couple, speaking quietly together of its impact and importance.
    At the end, as we parted, we started to shake hands and then, on one common impulse, embraced one another.
    Written June 5, 2024
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  • Joni P
    Atlanta, GA225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is part of 3 you can visit for only $5. There's even a bus to transport you from one site to another.
    Just reviewed the Legacy Museum-- very powerful and well done.
    There's also a new Freedom Monument Sculpture Garden that is impressive.
    This part of the museum is outside and really an overwhelming monument to the thousands of people who were lynched. Words cannot do it justice!
    Written May 30, 2024
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  • julie_del_mundo
    Knoxville, TN107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must see site in Montgomery. You will tour the house where the young King family lived while MLK was a minister. You can see a scar on the front porch from where a bomb went off. Inside, you can see the table where MLK had a conversation with God asking whether to continue the bus boycott.
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • Joni P
    Atlanta, GA225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing! I've been to museums around the country, but never seen an exhibit this clever. The museum has a ride (not scary or bumpy) that simulates what a time machine would do. It visits some pivotal points in African American history leading up to Rosa Parks' refusal to surrender her seat on a Montgomery bus.

    The rest of the museum is informative and educational, but the time machine exhibit is outstanding!
    Written May 31, 2024
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  • mllsssa
    Austin, TX116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This active church is an amazing time capsule with the volunteers leading the tours being long serving church members. If you’re visiting, please show some respect and don’t ask for photos when they kindly ask you several times to not photograph in the church. You’re not entitled to taking photos and you put the elderly ladies in an uncomfortable spot when you ask.
    Written March 2, 2024
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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL4,496 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed touring the home. It is free to enter. The volunteer gave us an overview of the home and then we went on a self guided tour. There were many signs so you could understand the artifacts. A room upstairs had many items displayed relating to the Confederacy.
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • Laura G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We absolutely enjoyed our visit!!! The animals were so fun and interactive and loved being fed!!!! Definitely a must visit!!!!
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • brewColumbus_Georgia
    Columbus, GA1,369 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took my son and granddaughters and we had a blast. The animals were out and acting playful. We rode the train and then took the Gondola for a view from the air. It was a week day and the crowds were small so we really enjoyed it. Montgomery should really be proud of this accomplishment.
    Written May 14, 2024
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  • Diane K
    Venice, FL4,496 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The capital is free to visit. We were fortunate to be there when one of the guards took us and a family from France around to see the building. I hadn’t realized that this is where the states voted to succeed from the Union. Also outside on the steps is where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederacy.
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • tinkerbsb
    Mount Juliet, TN860 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the voices of Alabama on the second floor they have a gallery on the 3rd floor also, but we didn't venture up there they had a hands-on kids center but it was closed for an event when we were there. Thet also have a room talking about the ecosystems across Alabama & one talking about the wars. Idk how much those would entertain kids, but I know the voices of Alabama has way too much reading for small kids. We enjoyed it & had it to ourselves that day which was fine with us. We took our times watching the videos reading the info just taking it all in. They have a couple free spots in a lot across the street from the back side, but they go fast. Have bathrooms and a gift shop but it wasn't open when we were there.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, MN1,724 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fantastic museum. Especially for how compact it is - 45 minutes will get you through the totality of it, but still of the highest quality. The museum is mostly videos - one of which highlights the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center. But for $5, it’s an amazing bargain. A must go in Montgomery.
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • Navigate324396
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful location. Interesting eclectic art. Very nice staff. The only negative was that it was confusing to locate and poorly marked directions on roads.
    Written May 5, 2024
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