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Rosa Parks Library and Museum

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Gem of a History Experience

At first we were a little put off by having to wait 15 minutes for the next tour to begin, but it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie S
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Sacramento, California
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Excellent facility and presentation.

Very much enjoyed the lessons of history that make you feel like you were there when it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JACK E
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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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...more
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251 Montgomery St, 251 Montgomery Street, 36104, Montgomery, AL 36104-3526
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first we were a little put off by having to wait 15 minutes for the next tour to begin, but it was worth it. The short film and the following re-enactment of Rosa Parks’ arrest are enthralling. It made us more interested in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed the lessons of history that make you feel like you were there when it was happening. Most inventive production. I'm old enough to remember the news at the time and this brought those sad days into high focus.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an hour looking at the artifacts, the bus and concrete from the sidewalk that she stood upon, saw the car that carried the people during the boycott. a compelling display of Black history!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum honors Rosa Park, the woman who by refusing to give her seat to a white man helped to start the Bus Boycott. Interesting and informative. There is parking on the back.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited with our 18 year daughter and agreed that this was one of the best museum experiences we've had in awhile. The time-travel bus was an interesting way to pull visitors into history and the holographic bus exhibit gave us a...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Very effective presentation of an important historical event. An initial video is followed by a re-enactment of the historic bus ride, the beginning of the modern Civil Rights movement.

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

Whoever designed this small but impactful museum did a fabulous job. It is a wonder! It is not really a museum but a visual experience. The introductory video is wonderful and walking into room with the interactive bus is incredible. You only have to spend...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I went to this museum with my 8 year old grandson. It was a very good experience for both of us. He had some knowledge about Rosa Parks, as it was Black History month and his class had been studying it. Don’t want to give...More

1  Thank Macimag
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I would like to come back a few more times! There is so much to see. The projects that the museum has underway are inspiring. I thought I knew quite a bit about Rosa Parks. But I do not, the story and history surrounding the...More

Thank saw55
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Great History lesson. Only 7.50 per person to get in. You can't take pictures in the museum but you can in the hallway and gallery.

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Mary M
6 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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