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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
+1 334-263-3970
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick church to lead the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott, which ignited the civil rights movement. Steeped in history, this church, where Dr. King served as pastor from 1954 to 1960, was also the site of many civil rights meetings during that era.
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454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

The church where Martin Luther King Jr had his first congregation and became inspired to work for equality. The church itself is interesting but we had an incredible docent give us the tour.

1  Thank whishigi
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the sanctuary of the church and the more historical part on the lower level which included Dr. King's office. We were able to put on hands on the podium which was used when MLK gave the...More

2  Thank Melaney R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Anyone who knows about MLK knows that he preached here for many years and it still breathes his spirit. Lovely caretaker, who prayed with me right on the spot. My heart was touched and I will always remember my brief visit here.

1  Thank Inger E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Was taking a picture of the church outside and through the lens I saw someone waving for me to come in. So my husband and I went in and they offered us a tour for $7.50 per person. It was a wonderful tour given by...More

Thank Donald W
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This place is the birthplace of the civil rights movement in the sixties. You need to be there to understand our history from that period. Very informative movie and guide.

Thank wrider10
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Martin Luther King Jr. helped plan the Montgomery Bus Boycott from his basement office... Wow. This is a must see if you have the time.

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We truly enjoyed visiting this historic church and hearing wonderful stories from the staff. Very powerful to sit in the pews and know Dr. King preached here.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My husband and I visited the church with our son and daughter-in-law and we loved our visit here. It was educational, uplifting, and a memory to cherish. I have admired Dr. Martin Luther King since I first saw him on television news as a small...More

Thank TravelMavenFlorida
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A visit here is essential to understanding Southern culture and the Civil Rights movement. Take time to attend a Sunday service and you'll see the importance of church in the African American community. To sit in a pew of Dr. King's church, and to envision...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 7 April 2017

A small church with a big history. Your tour will allow you to stand in Dr. Martin Luther King's office, touch hands to the lectern from which he preached, and have your picture taken in one of the most venerable places in Montgomery. Your tour...More

1  Thank Christine H
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