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Legacy Museum

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Much needed

There’s nothing voyeuristic about a museum that tells you so much about the inhumanity of the slave... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wymondham, United Kingdom
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Necessary and powerful

Truth-telling is needed so badly in our country and this museum does an amazing job at doing so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There’s nothing voyeuristic about a museum that tells you so much about the inhumanity of the slave trade, the unfairness of the criminal justice system and more. A powerful message tactfully delivered.

Thank RobertAshton
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I felt this museum was very well done in terms of information. The layout was a bit disorganized, as there was no evident “flow.” A few of the exhibits were a bit unrealistic, for example, the holograms speaking in almost accent-free and...More

Thank dubnerw
Reviewed 5 days ago

Truth-telling is needed so badly in our country and this museum does an amazing job at doing so. Powerful to have the history outlined of course, however the 'live' interactions really anchors the truth and how it truly impacts individuals and generations. These 'live' experiences...More

Thank Ellen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was stationed at Maxwell AFB back in the '70s. This museum did not exist but maybe it should have. The Legacy Museum is eye opening. It is unbelievable. I say that because it is hard to believe that there are some people who terrorized,...More

Thank Curt K
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many sad stories told in such a powerful way.excellent interpretation of what has happened from the slave trade through to the fight against segregation.

Thank M H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been stationed at Greenville AFB in Mississippi in 1963, this museum brought back what all was wrong in parts of the USA. It is an absolutely must see museum for everyone visiting the Montgomery area.

Thank John J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was awesome, when I visited the museum it was during a peak time and there were lots of people but I plan on going back when there is less traffic so I can meditate and take in the information provided. I advise everyone...More

Thank belinda3131
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exhibition is really powerful and very thoughtfully laid out. It is not just a history museum, but the theme relates to the current issue, which really makes you think long after the visit. You need more than one hour to see the video's and other...More

Thank SheemaE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoughtful, thought provoking and saddening in-depth look at the role slavery, Jim Crow and incarceration have played in American history. Multi-layered, multi-media and fact driven history of Montgomery and the slave trade. Do NOT miss. Connects on a personal and institutional level. Give it enough...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited several civil rights museums this week, here's the place that speaks most directly about causality and continuity. The museum holds nothing back in identifying white supremacy as the cause, terror and injustice as the tools--in all its forms from slavery, Jim Crow laws...More

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2 September 2018|
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Response from Aliceanne I | Reviewed this property |
Each county in a southern state has the list of the dead. Northern States like Ohio have all of the victims consolidated on one pillar
6 July 2018|
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Response from redlocs_99 | Reviewed this property |
I spent 4.5hrs. It was closing or Ida stayed another 40min. But I also read every bit of it and did ALL the interactive options and watched ALL the short films I’d def include the memorial site, a 4min drive away, which... More
24 May 2018|
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Response from Quetzal2 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. It may be best for little ones to have some background knowledge on slavery and mass incarceration.