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“Best cultural tour”

Rosa Parks Library and Museum
Ranked #4 of 67 things to do in Montgomery
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
Townsend, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Best cultural tour”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

The kids museum portion was awesome! Highly recommended for adults without children. The time travel and bus simulation is a great experience for all! The Rosa Park's history is well told to the younger people in the children museum side and goes into more depth in the general museum. The tour guides have a wealth of knowledge and did a great job sharing the experience with all of us. You have the opportunity to walk through it on your own and read all the signs, but it was more interactive and informative with the tour guide telling the story.

Visited March 2014
Thank Kate N
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Excellent retelling of Rosas part in the civil rights movement. The guide walks you through the main exhibits summarising the main events and ensuring that you have a good understanding of the main players and their part in the developing events. At the end of the guided tour you are invited to go back through the museum to look at the exhibits in greater detail.

Great retelling of an event that changed the treatment of African Americans

Visited February 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

awesome reenactment of how this unfolded with a real bus in place and the clips to show thru the windows of bus.

Visited February 2014
Thank Jazz7up
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great museum and knowledgeable tour guide.”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

We found the museum very interesting. The exhibits were set up in a way to draw you into the museum. The bus exhibit was outstanding and gave you a good understanding of the events that led to the boycott. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer a wide variety of questions. This is a museum that children would find interesting.

Visited February 2014
Thank Katherine C
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Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“superb tour”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is actually one of the most engaging museums/sites I saw in Montgomery.

The museum tour is lead by a guide, it's not a wander on your own type thing. our guide was really engaging and well-informed.

It starts with a video, then you go through the timeline of the bus boycott, from Parks' arrest to the integration of the buses. I learned a lot (the lawsuit didn't involve Mrs. Parks) and was touched by the courage and determination of the movement.

Visited January 2014
Thank rustymambo
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