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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
+1 334-263-3970

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide Wanda was such a friendly and knowledgeable woman. She was so engaging and welcoming to us, and we walked out of the church feeling both informed and loved. Would definitely recommend to those who are interested in civil rights history.

Thank Sam J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are people still attending Dexter Ave, when MLK was the minister. This is a functioning church. We had to wait to go into the sanctuary because the choir was practicing. The tour guides are so kind and informative. I highly recommend it.

Thank Melba D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We couldn’t go inside but it is still worth going to see this historical site, given its importance to history and the civil rights movement.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Australian friends and I had the benefit of attending a church service at this historical church. From the moment we stepped inside we were greeted and welcomed as if we were regular attendees. The churchgoers were friendly, accommodating and the service itself (albeit a...More

Thank Cassie1956
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This is a must see if your are visiting Montgomery sites. It has history and great story no matter what you have read in the papers or other media.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The only church that Martin Luther King pastored. Some artifacts from when he was there but mostly done in the period decoration. There was a short movie followed by a very dynamic presentation by an excellent docent named Wanda. Many of the beginnings of the...More

Thank Fastphilad
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The site where Rev MLK preached. Montgomery has some real sites of historical significance. ..civil was and civil rights movements. We didn't go in this site bit ot forms part of an easy.to walk historical sights trail

Thank Madster01
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We added this to our trip itinerary on somewhat of a whim as we were driving through Montgomery, and so glad that we did. The scheduled tours were closed for the day, but our family was invited to your the church by the wonderful volunteers....More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

A delightful tour of this unassuming church. Guide was very knowledgeable, encouraged questions as well as photos and even took them for everybody. Very special place.

Thank BonnieJ718
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful church in such an ironic location: just a couple of blocks from the imposing Capitol Building, where Jefferson Davis once gave his inaugural speech from the building’s massive steps. A warm, welcoming church. At 16, I slipped down this stairs 😂 in the...More

Thank SarahA1
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9 November 2015|
Response from Elizabeth C |
The "footprints" in the pedestrian crosswalk, was done in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March. The shoe prints represents the thousands of marchers who completed the 54 mile trek from... More