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HIstorical location in restored Montgomery downtown

Stand next to the fountain in this square at the base of Dexter Ave. A slave market used to occupy... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Sc00byD00byD00
,
Northern California
Large fountain in the middle of the city.

Site of the former slave markets, this fountain provides a central point for streets of Montgomery... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
MWK51
,
Hudson, Ohio
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Historic area of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
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“fort sumter” (2 reviews)
“bus ride” (2 reviews)
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1 Court Sq, Montgomery, AL 36104-3544

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Stand next to the fountain in this square at the base of Dexter Ave. A slave market used to occupy that spot. On one side of the plaza stands the building where the telegram was sent that ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter and began...More

1  Thank Sc00byD00byD00
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Site of the former slave markets, this fountain provides a central point for streets of Montgomery and a beautiful view up the hill to the Capital

Thank MWK51
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This square is alive with history. The telegram order to start the bombardment of Fort Sumter was sent from a building on the square. Rosa Parks boarded her famous bus ride from this square. You can see the State Capital from this square.

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Learning the history of Montgomery, this is actually the historical landmark of a slave auction block. Was very sobering.

Thank SYoung2017
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The Fountain, ( the Square) , is a historic landmark of Montgomery. It indicated the hub of industry and market , for decades as the focal point of Commerce Street. The fountain remains a work of art, and a meeting place for various activities down...More

Thank West M
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The square in the center of Montgomery is a microcosm of the history of the south. At the center of the square is a fountain, which had, before the Civil War, was the location of the slave auctions in Montgomery. As you look up the...More

Thank Sfgallagher
Reviewed 11 August 2016

To stand where slaves were sold, civil rights marches occurred and history was made is a great way to feel a part of American history.

Thank danrosebaugh
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is a beautiful Gothic fountain, but there's not much going on. Traffic whizzes by, but there's crosswalks so you're safe as a pedestrian, no worries. Check it out if you have a chance.

Thank Ebrashley
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This fountain is a staple in downtown Montgomery. I always love seeing it whether I;m driving or walking by

Thank Holly I
Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I were visiting from out of town, and decided to set out on foot from the hotel. We came across so many cool and interesting things on our walk. Court Square was no exception. We enjoyed looking at the fountain and reading...More

Thank Coach_Atkinson
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