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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 Saturday afternoon history lesson

We visited the museum at the recommendation of a friend, I'm so glad we listened. A eye opening... read more

Reviewed yesterday
elizabeth m
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Could have been great

This museum has so much to offer, but the attendant in the gift shop who was selling tickets was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DoreExplorer
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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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.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 yesterday 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, but professional and modern museum devoted to Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, a seminal event in the civil rights movement. They say it takes 45 minutes but after entering you view a brief film and then its largely at your own pace...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit . We had the opportunity to experience view a simulation of Mrs. Parks stand for justice . The visit was very informative .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is really well done. You can really learn so much more about Rosa Parks then what we traditionally learn in school. Definitely visit both sides of the museum. It is worth it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought a large number of students to review the museum and the interactive display was riveting! The students related well to the feeling of living through that time in America's not too distant past. The exhibit really carried them back in time. They understood...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well designed museum highlighting Rosa Parks, her important role in the struggle for racial equality and the Civil Rights Movement. Highlight of the museum is a movie that factually recreates step-by-step the entire Bus historical episode like you were there. The exhibit has group...More

Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an important and historic museum to be visited. the comments , videos and reproductions are fantastic and touching ! really enjoyed this museum !

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is so much more. It is an experience. The educational aspect is so well presented. Enlightened. The multi media features are wonderful but results in standing for lengths of time. If this is an issue ask for a chair so you can not...More

Thank Patti Beth A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very well done explaining the history. They took to the bus scene and explained very well what happened.

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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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