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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
+1 334-263-3970
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had Wanda as a tour guide and she did an amazing job! We watched the short movie and then went through the tour with Wanda. Simply amazing and you realize what a true blessing this Church is. Still have regular Sunday School and Church....More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful tour of this church giving the history of the place and Martin Luther King Jr's time there. Wanda is an incredible tour guide who feels showing people around is God's mission for her, and she really shows it! She is sweet and full of...More

Thank august01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the visit as did my two teens. Left us inspired to be better human beings. Learned a ton (and this is after visiting many state capitols and museums in the south. A must stop! $7.50 per adult. Less for children.

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standing behind Dr. King's desk in his office and in his pulpit in the church was an amazing touch with history. Our visit brought home the realization that he was a man, not just an historic icon, who changed history. Ms. Wanda, our guide, was...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another civil rights attraction.worth seeing. Very interactive tour guide. Unforgettable!!!! Tour guide very knowledgeable and encourages everyone to keep the Dream alive!

Thank bna1dew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As great admirers of Dr Martin Luther King Jr it was a real privilege to visit the church where his civil rights activities started. The short video and the wonderful guided tour by the passionate, informed, and incredibly warm Wanda, made for a vacation highlight...More

Thank Justin B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our tour guide Wanda was such a friendly and knowledgeable woman. She was so engaging and welcoming to us, and we walked out of the church feeling both informed and loved. Would definitely recommend to those who are interested in civil rights history.

Thank Sam J
Reviewed 23 November 2017

There are people still attending Dexter Ave, when MLK was the minister. This is a functioning church. We had to wait to go into the sanctuary because the choir was practicing. The tour guides are so kind and informative. I highly recommend it.

Thank Melba D
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We couldn’t go inside but it is still worth going to see this historical site, given its importance to history and the civil rights movement.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 16 November 2017

My Australian friends and I had the benefit of attending a church service at this historical church. From the moment we stepped inside we were greeted and welcomed as if we were regular attendees. The churchgoers were friendly, accommodating and the service itself (albeit a...More

Thank Cassie1956
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8 November 2015|
Response from Elizabeth C |
The "footprints" in the pedestrian crosswalk, was done in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. The shoe prints represents the thousands of marchers who completed the 54 mile trek from... More