The is a MUST on a visit to the Montgomery area. Dr Shirley Cherry is an amazing orator and by far the best director/guide that we have ever had - and we been on a lot of tours! Dr Cherry led us through historical events...More
About Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home
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My partner and I were embarking on a multi state southern road trip starting in (for me Canada) and for him (Tennessee). In planning our route, I chose a detour to Montgomery. The parsonage was closed the Sunday we drove through but Dr. Cherry arranged...More
My wife and I went here for the tour on a Tuesday morning. We arrived slightly after 9:00 in the morning, but were able to slip into the 9:00 tour that was just starting. The docent presenting the tour was very knowledgeable of the parsonage...More
We sat at the kitchen table where MLK had his moment where he decided to continue to face his fears and continue forward in the call that God placed upon him. If you haven't had a chance to visit the Dexter Ave parsonage, you should!...More
It is like walking back in time. The house is set up just like it was when MLK lived there with his family. Plus the guide we had knew the family and attended church with them ...
Visiting the Parsonage is a reminder of the types of problems our country is still struggling with. It is also a good introduction to the history of racial prejudice in this country. Our docent was very knowledgeable and had experienced much of the history personally.
I've visited several civil rights sites and I'm always moved by the leftover emotion of these places. This parsonage was no exception. The home is very to close to the way it was when MLK resided here and it's like a perfect step back in...More
Being inside and hearing stories room-to-room in this 2 bedroom house, Dr. King's parsonage, where so many crucial events happened from Dr. Shirley Cherry was unforgettable. Never had an experience quite like this ever, walking amidst deep history. Dr. Cherry is full of verve and...More
We toured the parsonage after a visit to the Dexter Church and I would highly recommend the combination. The tour starts with a very informative movie about the parsonage and the neighborhood and then there is a guided tour with Dr. Shirley Cherry who rates...More
The best part of the visit was the guide, who had personal experiences with Dr King. The place is small and simple, but significant because of the history.