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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

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Address: 454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
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+1 334-263-3970
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used the pulpit of this unassuming red brick...

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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Best time spent in Montgomery

Absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide, Wanda, was a gem. Energetic, knowledgeable and just lovely. Our whole family loved hearing about Dr. King, the church itself, standing at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic. Our tour guide, Wanda, was a gem. Energetic, knowledgeable and just lovely. Our whole family loved hearing about Dr. King, the church itself, standing at the lectern where Dr. King delivered his sermons, and visiting his office. Wanda was excellent and welcomed every person and brought joy to the tour, and to our whole day. The highlight was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a phenomenal visit today with Wanda. The tour takes around 45 minutes, you see a short video of the history of the church and then Wanda brings to life Dr King and his time there. She had us all chanting, singing and laughing - she was amazing. We were lucky enough to have a pastor and his family... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice ,I have know this place since I was a little child and it was so good to share it with my children and to show them where Dr King preached at here in our city Montgomery, Alabama!

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group's tour guide was Miss Wanda Howard Battle and she was incredible. She loves to have fun, to sing, and put visitors in a place to consider what's in their hearts and minds. One of the two best tour guides I've experienced.

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mrs Battles gave us the tour of all tours. From preaching from the pulpit to singing We Shall Overcome altogether as we all held hands, this was a memorable tour. Dr. King's office was intimate and a touch of being up close and personal with history. The icing on the cake was having been prayed over by Wanda Battles at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our school group visited first thing in the morning. Sister Wanda led us in song, took us around the church, shared her passion for God, and taught us about the incredible impact this church had in the Civil Rights movement. Wonderful! Finishing with another song in the sanctuary...we shall overcome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love seeing the dogs in Montgomery, but it was moving to see MLK Jr.'s church, where he preached. Visit it at night and during the day to get both aspects.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were touring the outside, as we didn't have time for a tour, and then this sweet lady opened the door and said she could give us a quick tour. But first she gave my daughter and I hugs and was just precious. Just to stand in Dr. MLK, Jrs. office gave us chills. So thankful for the wonderful lady... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not open to see inside. Just historical marker and pretty building church building on walking trip through the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small church with a big history. Dr. Martin Luther King was the pastor when the bus boycott was carried out. He went on to become the well known civil rights leader of the 60s but this is where he got his start. I had goose bumps just thinking about how I was walking in the same places... More 

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