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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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Address: 251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
Phone Number: +1 334-241-8661
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This tribute to the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" honors...

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 The museum helps visitors relive this tumultuous era with a video, artifacts, historical documents, a lifesize statue of Rosa Parks and a replica of the bus in which she sat that day.

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A very informative museum

The information is well presented, particularly for young people who are really learning about an era that is very remote....

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The information is well presented, particularly for young people who are really learning about an era that is very remote....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went on my own and enjoyed both the adults' and children's' section of the museum. In the latter you ride a time travelling bus to learn about the history of black oppression leading up to the civil rights movement. I had visited some of the civil rights sights in Atlanta and Memphis earlier in my trip so wondered if... More 

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Thank Lucy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very poignant lessons to be learned here... Allow at least an hour. Young children will enjoy the "other side" that takes you back to that moment.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum. Very interactive and engaging, even for kids as young as 5. You participate in history which obviously brings this to life. I am very impressed. Well done. Expect about 1 hour and a half of time spent to fully enjoy everything.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 10 year old son is very interested in history and the Civil Rights Movement. And had always expressed interest in visiting the Rosa Parks Museum. So we took a day trip to Montgomery and visited the museum along with visiting some other historic sites. The highlight of the museum was the bus that took you on a virtual trip... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

loved this place i am a history bluff i love learning and seeing all kinds of our history and this measuem i really enjoyed alot...

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rosa Parks Museum is excellent and extremely well-presented. The museum is basically a timeline of what led Rosa Parks to refuse to move, along with a great and active exhibit of a bus with all the activity occurring. After the bus exhibit, the rest of the museum is essentially a day by day timeline of the Montgomery bus boycott.... More 

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good. I thought it would be redundant with the Civil Rights Museum, but it isn’t - it concentrates on the bus incident and boycott. Their presentation and displays are very good and informative, even if you think you know the story already. This museum is so good that, in a way, it’s wasted by being in Montgomery. This museum... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kiddos learned lore here than in school! Helpful staff, great exhibits & and fully tells different sides of history! Great for all! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were the only people on the 'bus' and enjoyed that part of the visit very much - then went on to the other side of the museum and saw the rest of the exhibition - all very enjoyable and very informative. Well worth visiting.

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