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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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Amazing interactive museum

The Rosa Parks Museum is the best civil rights sight in Montgomery. Powerful films and interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian33131
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Miami, Florida
Learned a lot!

I'm so glad I visited this museum. It helped me better grasp what happened on the bus. The visual... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tara D
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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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rosa Parks Museum is the best civil rights sight in Montgomery. Powerful films and interesting narratives were good for the whole family.

1  Thank Brian33131
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so glad I visited this museum. It helped me better grasp what happened on the bus. The visual portrayal of the bus scene was a great learning tool. The exhibition hall in memory of the lynchings was both touching and heartbreaking.

1  Thank Tara D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We feel so privileged to have been able to visit this Museum. I learned a lot. Rosa Parks is such an icon and so courageous. Plenty of places for photos outside.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend the Rosa Parks Library and Museum! Be sure to make time to tour both sides: the Museum and Children's Wing. You will be inspired! The staff is great!

Thank S0uthernTraveler7
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum offers two 'experiences': one for children (a bus ride in a time machine) and one for adults (several rooms with multimedia presentations and exhibits). Since we were with our whole family (two tweens included), we bought tickets for both sides of the museum,...More

Thank cdevries1
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I agree with other reviewers who noticed the less-than-impressive desk staff upon entering the museum. You have to look for a moment to find anyone and when you do there are 3-4 college students huddled over phones and/or too annoyed at being there to be...More

Thank ncbunnie
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I have great respect for Rosa Parks and I appreciate they made a museum about her. However, this is very overpriced and under whelming. I would not waste my money on it if I known it was so disappointing.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We went to the museum as a part of a family reunion trip. The museum was very well done and very informative, not only about Rosa Parks, but also about the Montgomery Bus Boycott as a whole. The first part of the museum you move...More

1  Thank LKLHarrisburg_PA
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We were very impressed with the level of thought given to curating the museum. Even though it is divided into a children's wing and a main wing, everyone should visit the children's wing. The way they divided the two timelines between two wings was very...More

1  Thank dbm20403
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Upon entering the museum, we found a group of 4 ladies slouched over the desk, playing with their phones. We could tell they had no interest in big there. One of them barked at us we needed tickets. She was emptying the trash as she...More

1  Thank Evelyne B
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Mary M
5 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
20 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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