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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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Address: 251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
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+1 334-241-8661
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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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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Small museum but powerful!

This museum is important to the story of the civil rights struggle. Very much enjoyed our visit. Stephanie was on duty and gave us a wonderful personal tour - she did a great job!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is important to the story of the civil rights struggle. Very much enjoyed our visit. Stephanie was on duty and gave us a wonderful personal tour - she did a great job!

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Marion, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 2 parts...one is a video on a bus that is pre-1955, then the other side talks about the Rosa Parks experience. More video and reading, etc. This is close to the capital, Fountain and Troy university. There were 6 of us and it was around $50 to see both sides.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This i a fine organization of events ans like in the past.There are two sides one more adult and then the virtual bus ride side for the children's museum, where this writer is featured in a film designed to chronical the past for children .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Rosa Parks museum is impressive. The films made to guide you through this time in our nations history are very informative. Rosa is the mother of the Civil Rights movement and this museum is a moving tribute to her and her strength. Highly recommend for families with young children as well. It is a small museum and well worth... More 

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Lorain, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very interactive. We enjoyed the videos and the and the real life reenactment of the event was powerful. lt provided a lot of information and unknown facts that are not generally addressed. The self guided tour would allow people to go at their pace. We enjoyed the lady in the gift shop working on 12-22-16. She was very... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is divided into two parts with separate entry tickets (both purchased in the gift shop.). Part one is staged within a train that bounces along to simulate movement through time. Its target audience is a younger set, but adults will enjoy as well. The content is on the early history of slavery in America, the Civil War, Reconstruction... More 

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Tampa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Although we know the story of Rosa Parks -- we learned how her decision and arrest fit in with the entire Civil Rights movement. The reenactment of events was powerful, authentic and incredibly well done. This is a must-see when in town.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The main reason we went here was to see the sculpture of Rosa Parks on the bus seat and to see a display of the bus incident. The first thing we noticed was that the sculpture is roped off so you can't get anywhere near it let alone sit in support on the seat next to 'her'. Then we were... More 

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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The information is well presented, particularly for young people who are really learning about an era that is very remote....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I went on my own and enjoyed both the adults' and children's' section of the museum. In the latter you ride a time travelling bus to learn about the history of black oppression leading up to the civil rights movement. I had visited some of the civil rights sights in Atlanta and Memphis earlier in my trip so wondered if... More 

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