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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
+1 334-241-8661
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A key event in US history told in a very engaging manner. Enjoyable for adults but also brought to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlanCam55
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Worth a visit

There is so much to see in Montgomery about the history of the United States. She's a very small... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynette A
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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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
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251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A key event in US history told in a very engaging manner. Enjoyable for adults but also brought to life for younger people.

Thank AlanCam55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to see in Montgomery about the history of the United States. She's a very small but will thought out museum. They actually have one of the buses that Rosa Parks would have taken to and from work daily. Actual bus where...More

Thank Lynette A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tight little museum that presents the historical build up and outcome of an historic and courageous act by a woman of greater complexity than any of us ever knew. We thoroughly appreciated the presentation of facts and the dignity with which this whole era...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Self guided tour of the ground breaking reaction to Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus. Located in the Troy State University building which happens to be at the spot where Parks kept her seat. There are several wonderful museums...More

Thank Jeanne G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the museum was very good , got to know so many things about the past and the staff was helpful in guiding .

Thank williamdoro
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little museum on the site where Rosa parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat up to a white man on a city bus in 1955. There's a short video about segregation in busing in Montgomery and then a short video which depicts...More

1  Thank Alexis B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I brought a group of teens from Chicago and we did the paid tour. The museum captured the attention of mist of the students. I do believe that the museum is more geared towards a middle school aged group.

Thank Quetzal2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rosa Parks museum and library is a must stop on the civil rights journey. A great interpretation exhibit telling a story of courage and the power of unity.

1  Thank Lee K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum at the recommendation of a friend, I'm so glad we listened. A eye opening introduction to the history I THOUGHT I knew. Do yourself a favor and tour both sides of of the museum, start on the" kid side" it gives...More

1  Thank elizabeth m
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This museum has so much to offer, but the attendant in the gift shop who was selling tickets was not helpful. We began on the children's side where we were kindly advised to go to the other side to buy tickets and then to reutn...More

1  Thank DoreExplorer
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Mary M
6 June 2017|
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Response from Carl S | Reviewed this property |
Under $20 for two people.
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Colleen R
8 May 2017|
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Response from wrider10 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't the actual arrest site. The bus is actually inside the museum . If there is any way you can stay until the next day the museum is fabulous.
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Julissa D
21 March 2017|
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Response from Deeadrea J | Reviewed this property |
You move at your own pace through many sections. We read everything and it took about 2 hours.
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