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Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church

454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
+1 334-263-3970
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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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454 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104-3743
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Reviewed yesterday

This tour really was the highlight of our visit to Montgomery, mainly because of the tour guide. Wanda was so informative and vivacious, and she was actually acquainted with many of the people she spoke about during the tour, including MLK. it was inspiring to...More

Thank Laurie O
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After a tour of the State Capitol nearby, we came hear for the tour. I thought the tour price wad a bit high, especially since they restrict your picture taking (you must be in the picture???) The film was good and a few artifacts of...More

Thank Fain R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice church to see with all the history that goes with it ... the lady who took us on the tour has been attending the the church for years. She had many personal stories. They have a nice film to watch also.

Thank bless235
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanda was great! So knowledgeable and friendly. This was my second time doing the tour. I still learned so much about the church, the community, and Rev. Dr. King. Highly recommend..

Thank Alicia Jai J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Wanda was fabulous. Friendly, loving, informed. We saw a short film about Dr. King's early years in the civil rights movement. Then Wanda showed us the church including Dr. King's office and the chapel. Call ahead for reservations.

Thank Hy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanda was the best tour guide ever! She was a living embodiment of God's love. She was so kind and welcoming throughout the entire tour. She had a wonderful sense of humor and extensive knowledge of the history of the church and MLK. If you...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The church where Martin Luther King Jr had his first congregation and became inspired to work for equality. The church itself is interesting but we had an incredible docent give us the tour.

Thank whishigi
Reviewed 26 May 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the sanctuary of the church and the more historical part on the lower level which included Dr. King's office. We were able to put on hands on the podium which was used when MLK gave the...More

1  Thank Melaney R
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Anyone who knows about MLK knows that he preached here for many years and it still breathes his spirit. Lovely caretaker, who prayed with me right on the spot. My heart was touched and I will always remember my brief visit here.

Thank Inger E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Was taking a picture of the church outside and through the lens I saw someone waving for me to come in. So my husband and I went in and they offered us a tour for $7.50 per person. It was a wonderful tour given by...More

Thank Donald W
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