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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

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Address: 315 S Jackson St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4407
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Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.

Martin Luther King's residence from September 1954 to February 1960.

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Life-changing, personal tour

Tour guide by Dr. Shirley Cherry made this a deeply personal and life-changing experience. Not only does she share Dr. King's story with passion, but she challenges visitors to... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Kate V
Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Tour guide by Dr. Shirley Cherry made this a deeply personal and life-changing experience. Not only does she share Dr. King's story with passion, but she challenges visitors to look inside themselves and consider their deepest beliefs.

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Dr. King was said to have decided he had to become a leader in the civil rights movement while living here. The most interesting part of our tour was that it was led by a woman who was part of the movement during King's time. She was both knowledgeable and personable. The parsonage is well worth a visit.

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Orcutt, California
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Lots of background on the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movements. Get to see MLK Jrs. Home, his table, his front porch. Brings it all home. He was a real man caught up in where God wanted him to be. Gotta also go to the church for the whole story. $7.50 for adults. Hour long tour includes a 15 min.... More 

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Dr. Shirley Cherry was our tour guide. She was a master at educating and inspiring the group, sharing rich tidbits of Dr. King's life that gave you a very personal perspective. Dr. Cherry interacted well with all ages, especially reaching out and engaging young students. Many of us had tears in our eyes as she reflected on this very rough... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

My husband and I got a personal tour from Doris Sanders and what a great tour it was. Doris is so knowledgeable about the history of Dr. Martin Luther King because she lived it right in Montgomery at the same time it was happening. The home itself is decorated in pieces that accurately reflect the time period. There are several... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was our last stop on our Civil Rights tour. My thought going in was, "What can we learn about Dr. King we haven't already heard?" A lot! There was so much interesting information about Dr. King the person and the pastor. The film at the beginning, the unpublished pictures, the tour of the parsonage...it was magnificent and the perfect... More 

Thank Carl S
Rock Island, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Dr. Shirley brought this experience to life! I highly recommend this tour. It's an amazing experience to be in the home of Dr. King and to hear the many stories his family faced puts it all into perspective. To stand in the kitchen where Dr. King had his "epiphany" was an experience I cannot put into words. Everyone was friendly... More 

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Florissant, Missouri
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Dr. Shirley Cherry brings the experience of this visit to life, and not only teaches but entertains while making the poignant and pivotal point in the Civil Rights Movement come to life as you walk through the house.

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We came across the Dexter Parsonage Museum by chance, when we stopped in Montgomery for an extra night because it was too cold farther north during a road trip in December 2016. I noticed it was recommended by TA members, so we showed up in the early afternoon on a Friday. The museum is actually the house where Dr. Martin... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We've been visiting civil rights sites in the South, and this is the most personal experiences we had, to be in the very kitchen where Martin Luther King wrote some of his memorable speeches and to see his family home during that moment in history. The staff and volunteers are very friendly, and some knew King personally.

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