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Dexter Parsonage Museum - Dr. Martin Luther King home

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Address: 309 S Jackson St, Montgomery, AL 36104-4407
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+1 334-261-3270
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
Description:

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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US$19.95*
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Mystery Tour in Montgomery AL
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US$70.00*
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Full Day Black History Day Trip to Alabama Sites

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House where King lived

What a treat to walk the street that MLK walked. Was able to tour the home which is surprisingly large (currently has a/c but wasn't the case back then). Has lots of original... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treat to walk the street that MLK walked. Was able to tour the home which is surprisingly large (currently has a/c but wasn't the case back then). Has lots of original furniture and items from when King lived there. Biggest treat was the woman that gave our tour actually lived in Montgomery during the boycott and was a... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly and informative staff. You will watch a 15 minute video then walk a few steps over to Dr. Martin Luther King's residence when he was a pastor at Dexter Baptist Church. There are photos that aren't published anywhere else but the museum. The "museum" is small, with one room with chairs where you watch the video and the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For tourists like me, this is a must to gain an insight to what is not easily understood. So much to learn on people, history and how and why.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just amazing to see the parsonage with so many furnishings from the time of the King family. Our guide brought the time of the Civil Rights movement vividly to life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dr. Shirley Cherry was outstanding. She touched on the people, history,and most of all the emotions with in the community of the movement.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in Montgomery on our way home from the beach. So glad we stopped. We really enjoyed this tour! I wish I could remember the name of the lady who gave our tour, but she was amazing. She actually knew the King family, and had been to their house for tea socials, and church events. We could have listened... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and our three kids (14, 11, 8) planned a day in Montgomery on our way back from Spring Break in FL. After reading the Trip Advisor reviews- there was no doubt that the Dexter Parsonage Museum would be on our list of places to see. We were fortunate to have Dr Shirley Cherry as our tour guide. First... More 

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A place not to miss it was insightful and interesting. Our guide very was knowledgeable and friendly

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is a walk through history with Dr. Cherry who knew Dr. King. Most moving part of tour was recorded speech played in his former kitchen that referenced his midnight enlightenment at the height of Montgomery Bus boycott.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For our 8th Grade trip, we took our kids on a Civil Rights Tour of the South. One of our last stops was the Parsonage and we were blessed to have Dr. Shirley Cherry as our guide. She was insightful, hilarious, knowledgeable, great with the our students and extremely passionate about this experience. She made the tour meaningful and powerful... More 

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